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Patriots sign Kenyatta Jones

Published Sep. 10, 2005

The New England Patriots signed fourth-round draft pick Kenyatta Jones on Thursday.

Jones, 6 feet 3 and 305 pounds, started 40 games at offensive tackle for South Florida.

The Patriots traded two draft picks to San Diego to move up and pick Jones with the first selection of the fourth round. He was one of two offensive linemen taken by the Patriots.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The Patriots have signed seven of their 10 draft picks.

BEARS: Wide receiver David Terrell, a first-round pick in April, was expected to be a holdout when the team began practice this morning. The Bears came to terms with their second-round pick, running back Anthony Thomas, in a four-year deal, and third-round choice Mike Gandy, a guard from Notre Dame, signed a three-year contract. Kick returner Glyn Milburn re-signed.

BRONCOS: Free-agent center David Diaz-Infante signed for next season. The Broncos signed the 37-year-old, 6-foot-3, 295-pounder before last season, but he was released in the final cut and played for the Las Vegas Outlaws of the XFL. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Undrafted free-agent tackle Brent McCaffrey was released.

CHARGERS: Cornerback Tay Cody, the third-round draft pick from Florida State, agreed to a three-year contract. Financial terms weren't immediately available. The Chargers' top two picks _ running back LaDainian Tomlinson and quarterback Drew Brees _ remain unsigned.

COWBOYS: Quarterback Quincy Carter, the team's top draft pick in April, has been given a five-year, $3.3-million contract. The Cowboys, who didn't have a first-round pick in April, took the 6-foot-2, 225-pound Carter in the second round as the 53rd player overall _ higher than most draft lists rated the former Georgia quarterback. It was the first time since drafting Troy Aikman and Steve Walsh in 1989 that Dallas used its top pick on a quarterback. The deal includes a $1.525-million bonus.

FALCONS: Cornerback Ray Buchanan reported to training camp at Furman University in Greenville, S.C., with 14 stitches under his right knee. He tripped over a sprinkler head and fell on broken glass while working out on the team's old practice fields in Suwanee, Ga. Quarterback Michael Vick, the top pick in the Draft, opened camp with the No. 2 offense.

PANTHERS: Jarrod Cooper, the former Kansas State safety drafted in the fifth round, signed a three-year deal worth $1.013-million, including a $117,000 signing bonus, the Gaston Gazette reported. Cooper, 6 feet and 210 pounds, is the team's sixth draft pick to sign. First-round draft pick Dan Morgan and fourth-round draft choice Chris Weinke remain unsigned.

STEELERS: Cornerbacks Dewayne Washington and Chad Scott agreed to new contracts worth more than $20-million each.