Patriots Sign Seven Undrafted Free Agents in Time for Rookie Camp


The Patriots have fleshed out their roster in time for this weekend’s rookie camp.

New England announced the signing of seven undrafted free agents Thursday. The two-day rookie camp is Friday and Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

The Patriots signed Mississippi running back Brandon Bolden, Miami defensive lineman Marcus Forston, Rutgers defensive lineman Justin Francis, Iowa tight end Brad Herman, Kentucky wide receiver Matt Roark, South Florida offensive lineman Jeremiah Warren and Iowa offensive lineman Markus Zusevics.

It’s also possible the Patriots could use a number of tryout players at rookie camp. Such players wouldn’t have a contract but can give the coaching staff a better look while working out against similar competition.

The Patriots’ seven draft picks — defensive end Chandler Jones, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, safety Tavon Wilson, defensive end Jake Bequette, safety Nate Ebner, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard and wide receiver Jeremy Ebert — do not need to be under contract to participate in the rookie camp.

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