Patriots Reportedly Agree to Terms with TE Lee Smith

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July 27, 2011 at 07:02pm ET

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The Patriots got their first rookie under contract when Markell Carter under contract earlier this afternoon, and it appears they've also reached a deal with another one.

According to Aaron Wilson of, New England has agreed to terms with fifth-round TE Lee Smith, making him the second rookie to sign with the team.

Terms of the deal haven't been disclosed, but he's reportedly received a signing bonus of $171,480.

Fans will finally get a glimpse of these guys tomorrow when the team holds their first public practices at Gillette Stadium.