Patriots sign rookie WR Brandon Tate - Reiss' Pieces - Boston.com So far, only the Ohrnberger, Butler, and Richard signings are official. Vollmer, Pryor, and Tate are all reported to have agreed/signed. Brace is close - Chris Price said on this forum that should be done by tomorrow. Once Vollmer, Pryor, and Tate go official, the Pats will be at 80 players. Signing Brace, Chung, Ingram, Edelman, Bussey, and McKenzie will all require cutting a player.