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Jacoby Brissett signs rookie deal with Patriots

North Carolina v North Carolina State

RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 28: Jacoby Brissett #12 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack throws against the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Carter-Finley Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina. North Carolina won 45-34. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

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The Patriots have their entire draft class under contract.

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reported Thursday morning that third-round quarterback Jacoby Brissett has signed a four-year deal with the team. The Patriots signed their other eight draft picks last month.

Signing draft picks has become a much easier process since the 2011 CBA, although there’s more room for third-round picks to negotiate with their new teams and picks from that round have signed more slowly than others as a result. Brissett also opted to go without an agent while working out his first pro contract.

Brissett is behind Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo on the team’s depth chart at quarterback, although he could be the No. 2 to open the season if Brady’s four-game suspension remains in effect as his legal wrangling with the league unfolds in the coming months.