New England Patriots

Mizzou Tigers vs. Arkansas Razorbacks at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Mo. on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.

The Patriots draft pick signings continue to roll in. On Thursday, the team agreed to a rookie contract with one of their sixth-round draft picks, safety Joshuah Bledsoe. Mike Reiss was the first to report the signing.

Bledsoe’s new deal is a four-year contract, which is standard for all players drafted in rounds two through seven. The total contract is worth $3.68 million, with a $200,348 signing bonus, according to Reiss.

Last season at Missouri, Bledsoe recorded 41 tackles in 10 games, with six pass breakups and one interceptions. He’s expected to compete for a special teams role in New England early on, then work his way into the safety rotation.

With this signing, the Patriots now have three of their eight draft picks officially under contract. Sixth-round pick William Sherman and seventh-round pick Tre Nixon signed last week.

MORE: Meet the Patriots’ 2021 Draft Class

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