Patriots Sign 7 to Futures Contracts

According to, the Patriots have signed 7 different players to “futures contracts” (futures contracts are contracts that can be signed before the league year starts in March, as long as the players were not on active rosters):

WR Tiquan Underwood:

He is the famous “cut before the Super Bowl” receiver. He has 11 career receptions, 3 in 2011 and 8 with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2010. He also has kick returning experience, which does little good in for the Patriots with Edelman and Welker. He was a 7th round pick in 2009 out of Rutgers.

DB Ross Ventrone:

According to Football Reference, he played in 8 games and had 1 tackle.

LB Markell Carter:

He was the 6th round pick in 2011 by the Patriots.

OL Matt Kopa:
DE Aaron Lavarias
WR Britt Davis
LB Mike Rivera


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