Pats get seventh-rounder under contract

The process of signing non-first-round picks to rookie deals continues. 

The Patriots have added seventh-round defensive end Brandon Deaderick, according to Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald.

Deaderick was the 247th overall pick in the draft.

The Pats now have six of 12 draft picks under contract.  Like every team but the Jets, they haven’t signed any players in the first two rounds.