Nov 30, 2013; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back James White (20) during the game with Penn State at Camp Randall Stadium. Penn State defeated Wisconsin 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots sign Cameron Fleming, Jeremy Gallon, Zach Moore & James White


The New England Patriots’ draft has been heavily criticized. They took a player who has torn both ACLs (former Florida Gators’ defensive lineman Dominique Easley) with their first round pick and a quarterback (former Eastern Illinois Panthers’ star Jimmy Garoppolo) and didn’t address what may be their biggest need, wide receiver, until the second round.

Still, the Patriots say they are pleased with the draft and on Friday, they agreed to deals with four of their picks. The Patriots signed former Concordia University, St.Paul Golden Bears’ defensive end Zach Moore, former Stanford Cardinal offensive tackle Cameron Fleming, former Wisconsin Badgers’ running back James White and former Michigan Wolverines’ wide receiver Jeremy Gallon.

That leaves the Patriots with Easley, Garoppolo, former Florida State Seminoles’ center Bryan Stork, former Florida Gators’ guard John Halapio and former Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets’ defensive back Jemea Thomas left to sign.

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