Patriots agree to deal with first-rounder Jones

Defensive end was 21st overall pick in draft. Terry McCormick

Print This May 23, 2012, 05:15 PM EST

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The New England Patriots announced Wednesday that first-round pick Chandler Jones has agreed to his rookie contract.

Jones, a defensive end from Syracuse, was the 21st overall pick in the draft. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but under the new collective bargaining agreement, the deal is for four years with an option for a fifth season.

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