The Patriots agreed to terms with first-round LB Dont’a Hightower, Pro Football Talk first reported.
Hightower, the 25th overall pick of April’s draft, is the final member of the Patriots’ draft class to sign his contract.
Contract information has not been released, but last year’s No. 25 pick, Seahawks OT James Carpenter, signed a $7.64 million deal.
Hightower is expected to factor in right away and, depending on the scheme, will compete for a starting job. Click here for his PFW scouting report.