The ink is dry, and two former Beavers are under contract.
Multiple rookie minicamps are underway this weekend as coaches around the league are bringing their new players in for some early lessons and workouts. These camps serve as the perfect opportunity for talented prospects to meet with new media personalities and impress coaches, but they occasionally experience setbacks considering that rookie draft picks have to be under contract before they can attend. Luckily, the Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons won’t have to worry about this issue now that they have officially signed their Oregon State draft picks.
According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, corner/safety Treston Decoud has inked a deal with the Texans for $2.649 million and a fully guaranteed $249,348 signing bonus.
Spotrac.com provides further details in that Decoud’s average salary over four years will be $662,335 when you combine his base salary with the signing bonus. For example, Decoud’s base salary in 2017 is only $465,000, but the added signing bonus brings the number up to $714,339. In 2018, his base salary will increase to $555,000, but the overall yearly wages will be lower without that signing bonus included.
In other contract news, Sean Harlow has also signed a four-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons and opened the door for his journey to the rookie minicamp. https://twitter.com/FalconsComm/status/862017774310305793
Like Decoud’s deal, Harlow’s is a four-year contract but has a higher number ($2,946,497) based on draft position. He also gets more guaranteed loot with a $546,497 signing bonus. Harlow’s base salary in 2017 will be $465,000, but the signing bonus will increase his yearly wage to more than $1 million.
On a side note, ESPN reported that Harlow was lined up at right guard during the first day of Atlanta’s rookie minicamp. This news lends further credence to the thought that Harlow will be tasked with replacing Chris Chester.