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Patriots Sign Third-Round DE/OLB Derek Rivers, Wrap Up Draft Class

The New England Patriots have signed third-round DE/OLB Derek Rivers to a four-year rookie contract, according to his agency.

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Rivers, 23, was selected by the Patriots with the No. 83 overall pick after they elected to down from No. 72 with the Titans. In total, the Patriots acquired a third- and fourth-round pick in this year’s draft and also gave up a sixth-round pick.

According to OverTheCap.com, Rivers will receive a four-year contract worth $3,202,896, which includes a signing bonus of $802,896.

During his four-year college career at Youngstown State, Rivers recorded 173 total tackles, 37.5 sacks, 56.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and one pass defense.

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