FOXBOROUGH -- In an expected move, outside linebacker Pierre Woods signed his restricted free agent tender and is now under contract to the Patriots, coach Bill Belichick said today at his predraft news conference.
"He's ready to go," Belichick said.
Woods was the lone Patriot tendered a contract as a restricted free agent. He was tendered at the second-round level ($1.54 million).
Woods is a top candidate to start in the spot previously occupied by Mike Vrabel, who was traded to the Chiefs.