Patriots Sign Third-Round OL Antonio Garcia


The New England Patriots have signed third-round OL Antonio Garcia to a four-year rookie contract, according to his agency.

Garcia, 23, was selected by the Patriots with the No. 85 overall pick after they elected to trade up from No. 96 with the Lions. In total, the Patriots gave up a third- and fourth-round pick for the right to select Garcia.

According to, Garcia will receive a four-year contract worth $3,186,152, which includes a signing bonus of $786,152.

During his four-year college career at Troy, Garcia earned first-team All-Sun Belt honors last season and received an All-Sun Belt honorable mention in 2015.

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