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Thu, 07/16/2009 - 5:39pm  

Patriots agree on deal with third-round pick Tate

WEEI.com has confirmed a report that the Patriots have signed third-round draft pick Brandon Tate. Tate, the 83rd overall selection in the 2009 draft, signed a four-year contract with New England. The 6-foot, 183-pound wide receiver out of North Carolina suffered a right knee injury his senior season. However, his playmaking skills to that point was without peer -- he set an NCAA record for combined kickoff and punt return yardage with 3,523 yards despite being sidelined the final seven games of his senior year after tearing the ACL and MCL in his right knee. He underwent surgery for the injury last October, but it is unknown if he will be available this season. For more Patriots' news, check out our football blog, "It Is What It Is."




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