Third-rounder Ridley set to sign

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Rookie running back Stevan Ridley has agreed to terms on a contract with the Patriots, he announced on Twitter.

"Just got the call.. Time to sign, and hit the field!" he wrote. "Living the dream and thankful for my opportunities. ... Let the journey begin."

Ridley becomes the third draft known to have reached an agreement, joining fifth-rounder Lee Smith (tight end) and sixth-rounder Markell Carter (outside linebacker/rush end).