New England Patriots came to terms with Nate Solder, their last remaining unsigned rookie, on Thursday afternoon as reported by the Boston Globe’s Greg Bedard.
The offensive tackle, drafted 17th overall in April’s NFL draft, was the second to last first round draftee holdout in the entire league. Giants’ cornerback Prince Amukamara is the lone first rounder without a contract.
Solder is expected to take place in the Patriots' late afternoon training camp session. According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, Solder will miss more training camp time than any other Patriots’ rookie in a while – though it may not completely be his fault. Reiss explains:
"The Patriots haven’t had a draft pick miss this much time in training camp since tight end Benjamin Watson in 2004, although this year is different with the condensed timeframe and new rookie wage scale."