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Pats rookie Ronnie Perkins tweets photo of contract signing

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The New England Patriots have signed another one their draft picks from April.

Defensive end Ronnie Perkins, the team's third-round pick out of Oklahoma, tweeted out a photo with a contract in front of him, thanking the Patriots for believing in him.

The Patriots announced the signing shortly thereafter:

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The signing of Perkins leaves just one New England rookie unsigned with training camp but a week away: Christian Barmore, the team's second-round pick (38th overall) out of Alabama. 

Perkins, the 96th overall selection in 2021, represents the highest draft slot the Patriots have taken a player from Oklahoma under Bill Belichick, edging out Geneo Grissom (97th overall) in 2015. New England will certainly be looking for more than the one career sack Grissom provided out of Perkins.

Perkins, who was listed at 6-foot-2, 253 pounds at the NFL Draft Combine, registered 16.5 sacks in 32 games over three seasons for the Sooners.