Report: Michigan LB Gordon catches Patriots' eye

Report: Michigan LB Gordon catches Patriots' eye
May 11, 2014, 11:00 pm
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The Patriots will sign Michigan linebacker Cameron Gordon as an undrafted free agent, according to the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett.

Cameron made 15 starts at linebacker for the Wolverines but has experience at a handful of positions.

He was a standout receiver coming out of high school in Detroit and made the move to safety after redshirting as a freshman. In his first collegiate season, he started in all of his team's 13 games and put up good numbers. He made 77 tackles, had three picks, recovered two fumbles and blocked a kick.

A back injury in his second season forced him to miss Michigan's first five games and he stuck to mostly special teams duties upon his return.

In 2012, he was once again more of a special teamer, but this past season he was returned to a significant role in the Wolverines defense. He continued to play special teams, but he also played linebacker and defensive end. He led the team with five sacks.

Gordon measures in at 6-foot-3 and 237 pounds. He posted a 36-inch vertical and a 4.65-second 40-yard dash at Michigan's pro day during the pre-draft process.

According to Birkett, he'll get $35,000 -- including a $15,000 signing bonus -- for signing with the Pats.