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Patriots Have Now Signed Six of Nine Draft Picks, Jacoby Brissett Negotiating Without an Official Agent

The Patriots are working on getting their draft picks under contract.

The New England Patriots are moving quickly with their 2016 NFL Draft class and are getting most under contract.

The Patriots have reportedly signed deals with third round offensive lineman Joe Thuney and sixth round defensive back Kamu Grugier-Hill and the money breakdowns of their contracts can be found here.

New England has apparently already signed deals with second round cornerback Cyrus Jones, fourth round wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, sixth round offensive lineman Ted Karras, and seventh round wide receiver Devin Lucien, per multiple reports from ESPN's Mike Reiss, the Herald's Jeff Howe, and the Providence Journal's Mark Daniels.

This means that only three players are not under contract: third round quarterback Jacoby Brissett, third round defensive tackle Vincent Valentine, and sixth round linebacker Elandon Roberts.

It's probable that all three will be under contract before the weekend.

The Herald's Jeff Howe also shares an interesting note about Brissett:

Brissett knows that the rookie wage scale pegs him into a certain value and that he probably won't need an agent until his second contract. By using an advisor, Brissett probably has to pay a lesser commission than what he would have with an actual agent.

We'll be tracking the final three signings here.