The Michigan to Michigan connection was talk of the town after the Patriots selected former Michigan receiver Jeremy Gallon in the seventh round of the NFL Draft.
The first steps in making that a reality were finalized on Friday.
The Patriots announced on Friday that it had come to terms with the former Michigan receiver. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Gallon will still need to make the Patriots 53-man roster in order to see the significant amount of money that was agreed upon in the terms of the contract. The only guaranteed portion of a rookie contract is typically the signing bonus.
According to Spotrac.com, a salary projection site, Gallon's signing bonus and guaranteed money for being a seventh round selection -- 244th overall -- is projected to be around $47,592 per 2014 NFL rookie contract projections on the site. If he were to make the team, the terms of the contract are set for four years and $2.2 million. Which would put Gallon's salary at around $566,000 per season.
The Patriots rookie mini-cap began on Friday and will run through Sunday.