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  1. tatepatsfan

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    This will act as a centralized discussion thread for rookie signings. Please still post new threads for rookie signings - they will be merged here as an archive. -- Pats1

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    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2007/07/extra_points_24.html
    http://nflpa.org/Resources/ActivePlayerSearch.aspx
    http://patscap.com/capfootnotes.html

    Signing Data:

    Mike Richardson, CB, Notre Dame
    Draft position: Rd. 6, Pick 28 (202 overall)
    Date (official): July 13
    Length: 4
    Base Salaries: Minimums ($285k, $370k, $460k, $550k)
    Bonuses: $86,000 signing bonus
    Notes: The base salary in 2010 can escalate to the low restricted free agent tender
    Agent: Eugene Lee

    Corey Hilliard, OT, Oklahoma State
    Draft position: Rd. 6, Pick 35 (209 overall)
    Date (official): July 13
    Length: 3
    Base Salaries: Minimums ($285k, $370k, $460k)
    Bonuses: $50,050 signing bonus
    Notes: None
    Agent: Mitchell Frankel

    Oscar Lua, ILB, USC
    Draft position: Rd. 7, Pick 1 (211 overall)
    Date (official): July 13
    Length: 4
    Base Salaries: Minimums ($285k, $370k, $460k, $550k)
    Bonuses: $63,000 signing bonus
    Notes: The base salary in 2010 can escalate to the low restricted free agent tender
    Agent: Joby Branion (Athletes First)

    Justin Rogers, OLB, SMU
    Draft position: Rd. 6, Pick 6 (180 overall)
    Date (official): July 17
    Length: 3
    Base Salaries: Minimums ($285k, $370k, $460k)
    Bonuses: $83,5000 signing bonus
    Notes: None
    Agent: Jordan Woy

    Justise Hairston, RB, CCSU
    Draft position: Rd. 6, Pick 34 (208 overall)
    Date (official): July 17
    Length: 3
    Base Salaries: Minimums ($285k, $370k, $460k)
    Bonuses: $55,500 signing bonus
    Notes: None
    Agent: Joe Linta

    Clint Oldenburg, OT, Colorado State
    Draft position: Rd. 5, Pick 34 (171 overall)
    Date (official): July 18
    Length: 4
    Base Salaries: Minimums ($285k, $370k, $460k, $550k)
    Bonuses: $141,000 signing bonus
    Notes: The fourth year could be worth as much as $1.1 million, depending on how much playing time Oldenburg gets
    Agents: Derrick Fox, Jim Grogan & Kevin Van Ry

    Kareem Brown, DL, Miami (FL)
    Draft position: Rd. 4, Pick 28 (127 overall)
    Date (official): July 23
    Length: 4
    Base Salaries: Minimums ($285k, $370k, $460k, $550k)
    Bonuses: $409,500 signing bonus
    Notes: There is a performance-based escalator that could increase the base salary in 2010
    Agents: Peter Schaffer

    Mike Elgin, G, Iowa
    Draft position: Rd. 7, Pick 37 (247 overall)
    Date (official): July 23
    Length: 3
    Base Salaries: Minimums ($285k, $370k, $460k)
    Bonuses: ??
    Notes: ??
    Agents: Neil Cornrich

    Brandon Meriweather, DB, Miami (FL)
    Draft position: Rd. 1, Pick 24 (24 overall)
    Date (official): July 28
    Length: 5
    Base Salaries: Minimums ($285k, $370k, $460k, $550k), but $650k in Year 5
    Bonuses: $500,000 signing bonus, $755,000 roster bonus in 2007, $3.72 million option bonus in 2008, $150,000 workout bonuses each season from 2009-11
    Notes: None
    Agents: Joby Branion

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    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/

    Welcome aboard Mike Richardson.

    It is a 4-year deal.
     
  2. Box_O_Rocks

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    Re: First Rookie Signed

    And Jul 27 creeps closer....
     
  3. JoeSixPat

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    Re: First Rookie Signed

    as does July 28th.
     
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    Re: First Rookie Signed

    Yes, we have just finished the 16th hole and the 17th is a par 3. But, that 18th hole is a monster par 5.

    Golf terms if anyone is confused. :cool:
     
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    Re: First Rookie Signed

    Who said next week would be easy? :D
     
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    Re: First Rookie Signed

    "The New England Patriots open training camp at Gillette Stadium on Friday, July 27."
    Or were you looking forward to the concert at Gillette on the 28th? :confused:
     
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    Re: First Rookie Signed

    Interesting a 4 your deal maybe they really like this kid?
     
  8. pats1

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    Re: First Rookie Signed

    The length of the deal doesn't matter much.
     
  9. Oswlek

    Oswlek In the Starting Line-Up

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    Re: First Rookie Signed

    I seem to recall most contracts being at least 4 years for draft picks.

    It is the UDFAs that often are only for a year or two.
     
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    Re: First Rookie Signed

    Even the UDFAs get bonuses and longer term contracts these days.
     
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    Re: First Rookie Signed

    I can't get the visions of Notre Dame's secondary getting torched on every single play verses Michigan last year out of my mind.

    I just don't see it.

    I mean that defense gave up a butload of points.

    I know he was only a 6th round pick, and I pray to god he proves me wrong. But I am not hopefull at all about this pick.

    What do you think is going to happen if he finds himself looking across the line at a Marvin Harrison or Reggie Wayne?
     
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    Re: First Rookie Signed

    I agree with some of the others. The fact that it is a 4 year contract means very little. What is means is that if he is good we have him for 4 years. If he is not so good we still cut him regardless of how many years he signed for so it is no indication of what the team thinks about him
     
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    Re: First Rookie Signed

    I SORT OF agree that the length of the contract doesn't suggest all that much - but I'd agree even more if it were three years. Four years seems like maybe he's piqued their interest. In any case, I'm pretty damn psyched if that's it. If we can get another Randall Gay-level CB on the cheap, signed long-term, that'll be swell. We'll see.
     
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    Re: First Rookie Signed

    And it's all Richardson's fault ?

    Texas' secondary looked like a sieve at times and they had two #1 picks.
     
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    Re: First Rookie Signed

    I also have doubts about any ND defender based on 2006's performance, but NE coaches must have seen something in him they can teach. At least he's got good quickness:

    (from KFFL)

    The 4-year deal doesn't mean much. If he turns into a contributor, they have him for $550K in his fourth year, which is short money. If he doesn't live up to expectations, he's gone. The Pats always try to sign rookie deals to their max lengths. Just ask Benjamin Watson.
     
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    Re: First Rookie Signed

    You never know... Tom Brady was a sixth round pick. He turned out fairly good.
     
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    Re: First Rookie Signed

    Have to believe that any Golden Domer the Patriots acquire these days
    comes with the whole-hearted blessing
    of the man who knows our defense
    and their personnel ... best.
     
  19. Krazy Koz

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    Re: First Rookie Signed

    I'm with you. I have a lot of ND fans as friends so I'm watching the games a lot and the secondary was terrible last year.
     
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    Re: 2nd rookie inked...

    I think Clint makes the practice squad.
     

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