Cornerback Bryant McFadden, a second-round pick, will sign a four-year deal worth about $2.45 million, including a $1.35 million signing bonus. Offensive tackle Trai Essex, the team's third-round pick, has agreed to a deal worth approximately $1.35 million over three years, including a signing bonus of $460,000.
Both players are expected to sign their deals when they arrive at the team's training camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe Sunday. All players are scheduled to report by 6 p.m.
Ward, meanwhile, remains a holdout possibility as he and the Steelers are at an impasse in regards to a contract extension. Ward is entering the final season of a contract that pays him $1.6875 million this season, making him the 39th-highest paid wide receiver in the NFL.
McFadden, Essex the last to sign
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