According to a league source, the Patriots have reached a deal with third-round pick Brandon Tate. It is for four years with a $755,000 signing bonus. A wide receiver/kickoff and punt returner, Tate was the first of the Patriots' two third-round picks, taken No. 83 overall. He joins Darius Butler, Rich Ohrnberger, Myron Pryor, Darryl Richard and Sebastian Vollmer as Patriots draft picks to sign with the team.
New England Signs Brandon Tate