FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced the signing of third-round draft choice DL Jake Bequette today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Beguette, 23, was selected by the Patriots in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft with the 90th pick overall. The 6-foot-5 inch, 271-pound defensive lineman from Arkansas appeared in 48 games with 42 starts and recorded 126 total tackles, 23.5 sacks and 35 quarterback pressures. After spending his redshirt year as a tight end, Bequette made the switch to the defensive line and became a full-time starter as a junior in 2010. Last season, he led the SEC and tied for third in the nation with 10 sacks.