Irons Brothers Ink NFL Deals

Dacula, Ga., High School and Auburn University products Kenny Irons and David Irons have signed NFL contracts.

NFL sources have told Inside the Auburn Tigers that brothers Kenny Irons and David Irons have signed NFL contracts.

Kenny, a two-year starter at tailback for Auburn after transferring from South Carolina, was selected in the second round and 49th overall by the Cincinnati Bengals where he joins 2000 Auburn star Rudi Johnson in the backfield. Kenny's deal with the Bengals is four years for $5 million with $1.7 million guaranteed, sources said.

He finished his Auburn career with 2,186 yards and 17 touchdowns on the ground.

The Irons family was a big part of the Auburn program from 2004-2006.

Despite two ACL injuries and surgeries during his college career, David Irons was drafted 194th in the sixth round by the Atlanta Falcons. He will receive a $120,000 signing bonus, which is guaranteed, from a four-year $2.2 million dollar contract. David Irons came to Auburn via Butler Community College and was also a two-year starter during the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

As Auburn's top cover corner the last two seasons, David Irons had 88 tackles, 23 passes broken up and a pair of interceptions.

David started preseason training camp on Thursday and Kenny starts on Friday.

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