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Patriots Have Reportedly Signed Former First Round Pick

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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: A New England Patriots helmet during the first half of the game between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots are adding a former first-round pick to their secondary. The Patriots have reportedly signed safety Jabrill Peppers to a one-year deal.

Peppers visited New England on Monday and apparently liked what he saw. He's the newest member of the organization.

"Former Giants’ safety Jabrill Peppers reached agreement on a one-year deal with the New England Patriots, per @MikeReiss and me," Adam Schefter reports. "Peppers tore his ACL last season and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp."

Peppers spent the 2021 season with the New York Giants. He had 29 total tackles and a sack before going down with an ACL injury. The former Michigan star is now expected to be healthy for the start of training camp. He's expected to play a significant role for the New England defense this upcoming season.

"Jabrill Peppers joins the safety mix alongside Devin McCourty, Adrian Phillips, Kyle Dugger, Joshuah Bledsoe and Myles Bryant," Mike Reiss tweeted.

Jabrill Peppers began his NFL career when he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He spent two years there since joining the New York Giants.

Peppers spent last season with former Giants head coach Joe Judge. Judge has since become a Patriots assistant.