FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -The New England Patriots signed first-round draft pick Jerod Mayo on Thursday, bringing their last unsigned selection into the fold as the defending AFC champions opened training camp and began their quest to put last season's imperfect season behind them.
Mayo's deal was wrapped up in the morning as his teammates embarked on their first practice, and he was expected to be in the field house for the evening workout. Coach Bill Belichick all-but confirmed that Mayo, a linebacker who was the 10th overall selection, was signed at his midday news briefing with reporters.
``It sounds like that's getting pretty close,'' Belichick said. ``But until they're done, to me, they're not done.''
The deal was announced a few hours later.
Also Thursday, the Patriots signed defensive tackle Titus Adams and placed 12 players on the physically unable to perform list, including defensive backs Rodney Harrison and Ellis Hobbs, receiver Wes Welker and linebacker Mike Vrabel. Also on the PUP list is offensive lineman Nick Kaczur, who was in court Tuesday in upstate New York dealing with a misdemeanor charge of drug possession.

Recent NFL Discussions

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Jets Season Win Total Prediction Both sides can stop reaching for their holsters and start retreating from the saloon. After a months-long standoff, the Jets and Ryan...
Thumbnail Eagles 2016 Win Total Prediction After finishing 7-9 last season, will the new-look Philadelphia Eagles improve upon that record in 2016?
Thumbnail Redskins 2016 Win Total Pick   After being the surprise winner of the NFC East in 2015, can the Washington Redskins find a way to have another big season in...
Thumbnail Bills Season Win Total Prediction Rex Ryan blew into Orchard Park last January with his patented bravado dialed up to 11, but all the swagger in the world couldn’t mask another disappointing...
Thumbnail Chicago Bears Win Total Picks The Chicago Bears find themselves in a competitive NFC North Division. Can they navigate the waters in 2016 to have a winning...
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages