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Patriots sign rookie DB Justin Green

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced today the signing of rookie free agent DB Justin Green. Terms of the contract were not announced.

Green, 22, began his college career at Illinois as a running back before moving to the secondary for his final three seasons. The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder, made 29 starts over his final three seasons, registering 76 total tackles, 13 passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. Last season as a senior, he played in 12 games with 11 starts at cornerback and finished with 36 total tackles and six passes defensed. Green saw action at running back as a true freshman in 2009 and was not moved to cornerback until two weeks before the 2010 season.

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