Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 5/30/12
The New England Patriots announced the signings of two rookies on Tuesday – one free agent and one draft pick. Defensive back Alfonzo Dennard slipped to the seventh round, due to an arrest before the draft, where the Patriots nabbed him with the 224th overall pick. Dennard, who was named 2011 Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year, was the second to last of New England's draft picks to sign with the team. The terms of his contract have not been released. The Patriots also signed rookie free agent tight end Nick Melillo out of Kentucky. Melillo, 6-foot-2 inches and 226 pounds played three seasons at Kentucky after transferring from Lindenwood University. He caught 23 passes for 240 yards and one touchdown in 32 games.
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