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New England Patriots: Darius Butler Signs, What About the Rest of the Picks?

Article By on 10th July, 2009

... news today by signing second-round pick Darius Butler (cornerback) to a four-year deal worth about $3.9 million.

What's more newsworthy is the fact that they've only signed two of their 12 total draft picks. This is a less-than-encouraging figure, but this will hopefully resolve itself by training camp (set to start July 30.)

It has become increasingly important to sign rookies by the start of camp, as the adjustment players face in transitioning from the college game to professional football is a harsh one. When a player misses camp, it seems he turns a learning curve into a learning cliff face.

Matt Leinart, JaMarcus Russell and Brady Quinn are but three examples of players who missed significan...

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