The Patriots now have three members of their 2020 draft class under contract.
They got the ball rolling with second-rounder Josh Uche earlier this week and Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle cites NFLPA records while reporting that two more deals are done. Third-round edge player Anfernee Jennings and seventh-round center Dustin Woodard join Uche with four-year contracts.
Jennings had 83 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and eight sacks for Alabama last season. He’ll be one of the options to help fill the void left by Kyle Van Noy‘s departure as a free agent this offseason. Van Noy is someone that Jennings was previously compared to leading up the NFL Draft. However, some see him as more technically sound and athletic than Kyle Van Noy.
The former Crimson Tide defender signed a 4-year contract worth $4.33 million. Included in that is a signing bonus worth $903, 179.
The Patriots signed draft picks OLB Anfernee Jennings and C Dustin Woodard, per @AaronWilson_NFL.
That's three down, seven to go.
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