Patriots ink first-rounder Chandler Jones


The New England Patriots agreed to a four-year contract with first-round pick Chandler Jones on Wednesday. The rookie defensive end from Syracuse was the 21st overall pick in April's NFL draft.

Jones was drafted to help New England's pass rush. He was the first of two first-round picks for the Patriots.

New England has five of seven draft picks signed. Fellow first-round pick Dont'a Hightower and third-round pick Jake Bequette have yet to agree to terms.