Newest league information from Thursday, June 23

Probably the most shocking decide of the 2022 NFL Draft’s first spherical is formally underneath contract.

Offensive lineman Cole Unusual, the No. 29 general decide, has signed his rookie take care of the New England Patriots, the workforce introduced Thursday. Receiver Tyquan Thornton (a second-round decide) and quarterback Bailey Zappe (a fourth-round choice) additionally signed their rookie contracts, per the workforce. The Patriots have now signed all ten of their draft picks.

Unusual is the thirty second and ultimate first-round choice to signal his rookie contract from the 2022 class.

Unusual’s choice shocked most everybody on day one of many 2022 NFL Draft each as a result of he got here from Chattanooga, and in addition as a result of he wasn’t broadly seen as a first-round prospect. In reality, even Unusual was shocked, initially asking the Patriots in the event that they have been pranking him when calling him to tell him of his choice.

New England has confirmed it is aware of what it is doing in relation to offensive linemen, although, so time will inform whether or not the joke was really on everybody else.