More On The Rookie Signings

So what is Scott Pioli paying the rookies? Adam Caplan of has more on the recent signings...

Adam Calpan of reports that the deal signed by Patriots fourth round pick Jonathan Wilhite is a four-year deal with minimum base salaries of: (08) $295,000 (09) $385,000 (10) $470,000 (11) $555,000. Wilhite also received a signing bonus of around $405,500.

The move to sign Wilhite comes after the team has already agreed to terms with fifth round pick Matt Slater, a wide receiver / defensive back out of UCLA and Nebraska linebacker Bo Ruud.

According to Caplan, Slater received a four-year deal with a signing bonus of $175,000 and minimum salaries of (08) $295,000 (09) $385,000 (10) $470,000 (11) $555,000.

Ruud received a similar deal in base salaries to Slater and Wilhite, but with a signing bonus of approximately $84,000.


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