Signing business goes on for New England Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots have signed eight of their draft picks and seven rookie free agents.

Missing from the list is first-round pick Malcom Brown.

Among those agreeing to terms are second round pick Jordan Richards; fourth-rounders Shaq Mason, Trey Flowers and Tre' Johnson; sixth-rounders A.J. Derby and Matthew Wells; and seventh-rounders Xzavier Dickson and Darryl Roberts.

The seven rookie free agents are: center David Andrews from Georgia; receiver Devin Gardner from Michigan; receiver Chris Harper from California; defensive lineman Vince Taylor of Vanderbilt; and defensive backs Jimmy Jean of Alabama-Birmingham, Brandon King of Auburn and Eric Patterson of Ball State.

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