Patriots Sign First-Round Draft Pick Dominique Easley, Rookie Chris Martin


Robert Kraft, Dominique Easley, Jonathan KraftThe New England Patriots are heading into their month-long vacation with all their draft picks signed and a full 90-man roster.

The Patriots locked up their final unsigned draft pick Monday, when they agreed to undisclosed terms with first-rounder Dominique Easley, the team announced. Easley signed a four-year, $7.3 million contract with a $3.63 million signing bonus, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported. Easley’s deal is 80-percent guaranteed, and like all rookie contracts, has a fifth-year team option.

The rookie defensive tackle practiced with the Patriots for the first time Thursday, the final day of minicamp. Easley is recovering from a torn ACL, suffered in September, and he practiced without a brace on his knee.

The Patriots also filled their roster by signing undrafted rookie offensive tackle Chris Martin. Martin signed with the Houston Texans out of Central Florida before being released May 27. Martin ran a 5.14-second 40-yard dash at his pro day in March at 6-foot-5, 305 pounds.

Martin started 24 games at tackle for Central Florida and two at tight end.

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