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New England Patriots Sign 7th Round Draft Pick DL Brandon Deaderick

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Thanks to Mac's Football Blog for breaking the news!

Brandon Deaderick is projected to compete for the empty Defensive End position on the D-Line. While there's a very low chance that he'll break into the expected rotation at the position, Deaderick is another camp body to make try and get the Patriots the best player available at the position.

Deaderick's deal is worth $1.83 million dollars, and included a signing bonus of just over $40,000.

Deaderick started over 30 games during his four-year career at the University of Alabama, totaling 83 tackles, including 13 for a loss and 7 quarterback sacks.

According to my numbers, Deaderick's contract is right on target. His deal is inflated over last year, just as all of the other Patriots' rookies.

Welcome to the team Deaderick! I hope you, and your sweet name, manage to stick around!