Jason Hill: Contract numbers
According to a NFL source familiar with the details of the contract, Hill's deal is worth about $2.27 million with a signing bonus of $603,000. He'll receive base salaries of $285,000 in 2007, $370,000 in 2008, $460,000 in 2009 and $550,000 in the final year of his contract in 2010. Hill, selected with the No. 76 overall pick, becomes the seventh of San Francisco's nine draft picks to sign with the team, following first-rounder Joe Staley, fourth-rounders Dashon Goldson, Jay Moore and Joe Cohen, fifth-rounder Tarell Brown and sixth-rounder Thomas Clayton. Negotiations remain ongoing with the 49ers' two remaining unsigned picks - first-rounder Patrick Willis and third-rounder Ray McDonald, who was selected with the team's compensatory pick in the third round, the No. 97 overall. McDonald should be under contract by the time players report for training camp at team headquarters on Saturday, and the team is hoping to have Willis - the No. 11 overall pick in the draft - signed before the Niners begin their summer practice grind on Sunday. Hill, a wide receiver from Washington State, had a solid spring introduction with the team and is expected to compete with free-agent acquisition Ashley Lelie for playing time. He is in the mix to vie for a role in San Francisco's rotation at receiver with Lelie and veterans Darrell Jackson, Arnaz Battle, Brandon Williams, Bryan Gilmore and Taylor Jacobs. Washington State's all-time leader with 2,704 yards receiving and 32 touchdown receptions, Hill impressed the 49ers during the team's May minicamp and June organized team activities. He took several of the first-team practice repetitions in place of Lelie, who missed virtually all of the spring sessions because of a quadriceps injury.
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