Patriots Third-Rounder Ronnie Perkins Officially Signs Rookie Contract

Christian Barmore is the team's lone draft pick yet to sign


July 20, 2021

UPDATE (5:45 p.m. ET): The New England Patriots announced the signing of 2021 third-round draft pick Ronnie Perkins.

Official terms of the deal were not release.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Patriots appear to have signed yet another member of the 2021 NFL Draft class.

Patriots outside linebacker Ronnie Perkins, who was selected No. 96 overall the third round of the NFL draft, posted a photo to social media thanking the organization.

“Thanks to the @Patriots for believing in me. Not it’s time to work my (expletive) off for the 2nd one,” Perkins tweeted Tuesday along with a photo wearing team gear with pen in hand.

Multiple reports indicated that Perkins did indeed sign his contract, which reportedly is for four years.

Patriots cap expert Miguel Benzan provided further insight including Perkins’ 2021 salary of $660 thousand and 2022 salary of $877,538.

Patriots second-round defensive tackle Christian Barmore now is the lone draft pick yet to sign.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick praised the Oklahoma product for his versatility in April. Perkins, 21, was practicing with the outside linebackers (not defensive ends) during the team’s mandatory minicamp last month.

New England rookies were scheduled to report to Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, one week before the veterans arrive July 27.

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