Third-round pick OLB Jason Williams (Western Illinois) signed a four-year deal. According to a league source, Williams signed a $2.63 million deal and will receive $880,000 in guaranteed money. The athletic linebacker, who was a non-combine invitee, blew away scouts with an excellent pro day which helped boost his draft stock.
Third-round pick OT Robert Brewster (Ball St.) suffered a torn pectoral muscle during a workout in OTAs and has yet to sign a contract.
Fourth-round picks QB Stephen McGee (Texas A&M), OLB Victor Butler (Oregon St.), and OLB Brandon Williams (Texas Tech) signed four-year deals.
According to a league source, McGee signed a $2.28 million deal that includes a signing bonus worth $532,000. McGee gained notice after a strong performance during the NFL combine and improved his draft value in the mind of many scouts.
Butler signed a $2.25 million deal that includes a signing bonus worth roughly $498,000. Williams signed a $2.21 million deal that includes a signing bonus worth $464,000.
Both players will provide depth at outside linebacker and have a good chance to get playing time right away behind starters DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer.
Fifth-round picks CB DeAngelo Smith (Cincinnati), S Michael Hamlin (Clemson), and K David Buehler (USC) all signed four-year deals.
Smith, who signed a $1.94 million deal that includes a signing bonus worth roughly $194,000, should be able to compete fourth cornerback job this season.
Hamlin, who signed a $1.91 million deal that includes a signing bonus worth $160,000, figures to play strong safety because of his size (6-2, 214).
Buehler, who signed a $1.90 million deal that includes a signing bonus worth $148,500, will provide competition to incumbent starting K Nick Folk.
Sixth-round picks S Stephen Hodge (TCU) and TE John Phillips (Virginia) also signed four-year deals.
Hodge, who signed a $1.85 million deal that includes a signing bonus worth $97,000, is being moved to linebacker because of his size (5-11, 234).
Phillips, who signed a $1.83 million deal that includes a signing bonus worth just over $78,000, will serve a role as a blocking tight end.
Seventh-round picks CB Mike Mickens (Cincinnati) and WR Manuel Johnson (Oklahoma) signed four-year deals.
Mickens signed a $1.80 million deal that includes a signing bonus worth $55,000. He surprisingly dropped in the draft, but that could be attributed to not being able to work out at the NFL combine.
Johnson signed a $1.80 million deal that includes a signing bonus worth roughly $52,000. He also was unable to work out at the NFL combine due to a hamstring injury which he suffered during Senior Bowl week.
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