The Patriots have inked rookie defensive end Jake Bequette to a four-year deal, according to multiple reports. Bequette was selected by New England in the third round at 90 overall.
"For me, it's exciting," he had said at rookie mini-camp. "It's been a lifelong dream to play in the NFL, especially for an organization like the Patriots."
The 6-foot-5, 274-pound end started 42 games of 48 played while at Arkansas. He finished his four-year career with 140 tackles and 23.5 sacks, earning All-SEC honors his senior season.
New England used him outside on the left during this week's mini-camp.
Dont'a Hightower remains the last 2012 draft pick left to sign.
Michael Strahan cherished sacking Tom Brady. He embraced mere contact with the New England Patriots quarterback.
Strahan, who sacked Brady three times during his NFL career with the New York Giants, discussed how he felt when he got the opportuntiy to bring down Brady.
“You’ve never lived unless you’ve hit Tom Brady. Not just Brady but any quarterback," Strahan told WWD in a story published Wednesday. “Like, you hit a guy, hit a grown man, and you hear the life and the breath leave his body. There’s something very empowering about that. Then, you hit Brady, you sack him and you land on Brady. And you get up and you’re, like, ‘Boy, I see what Gisele is feeling. You know, I just laid down with Tom Brady. That was cool.'”
It sounds like Strahan may enjoy sacking Brady a little too much. But his abiltiy to get to Brady in the Super Bowl did help swing the result in the Giants' favor, so perhaps that's a part of why he has such fond memories of being atop Brady.
The Patriots are the likeliest destination for Darrelle Revis, according to reports. Tom E. Curran discusses whether or not Revis would want to return to the Patriots and what this means for Malcolm Butler.