Inside the Rookie Deals, Part I

Brian McIntyre of NorthwestFootball.net breaks down the contracts signed thus far by the Seattle Seahawks' 2010 draft class, and provides an update on where the 'Hawks are in regards to the "rookie pool"

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Kam Chancellor, S - Round 5 – 133rd overall

Terms: 4-years, $2.003M
Signing bonus: $213,610

2009: $320,000 base / $373,403 cap
2010: $405,000 base / $458,403 cap
2011: $490,000 base / $543,403 cap
2012: $575,000 base / $628,403 cap

Anthony McCoy, TE - Round 6 – 185th overall

Terms: 4-years, $1.894M
Signing bonus: $104,850

2009: $320,000 base / $346,213 cap
2010: $405,000 base / $431,213 cap
2011: $490,000 base / $516,213 cap
2012: $575,000 base / $601,213 cap

Each player can increase their 2013 base salaries to the low restricted free agent tender by meeting certain playing time percentages and undisclosed team qualifiers in 2010, 2011, or 2012. This salary escalation is also tied to the player participating in 80% of the team's off-season workouts in each year of the contract.

Despite the absence of a salary cap, there is still a "rookie pool" that NFL teams have been allotted to sign their 2010 draft picks, as well as the signing bonus proration for their undrafted free agents.

Seattle's rookie pool number is $7.057 million dollars, and they have $6.322 million dollars remaining. (About 90%)

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