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Details on rookie contracts

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, May 19, 2012.

  1. Blue Bolt
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    Contract terms for Chargers' draft picks
    No headache in new NFL era
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    Rookie contracts were no fun for anyone.

    In 2004, first-round quarterback Philip Rivers waited for his deal to be done, missing two preseason games and nearly a month of training camp.

    The next offseason, first-rounder outside linebacker Shawne Merriman skipped offseason workouts and arrived to camp late. Last year's top choice, defensive end Corey Liuget, missed the first week of training camp.

    But all that is in the past.

    The Chargers became among the first NFL teams to sign all their draft picks this week, doing so before several others — such as AFC West rivals Broncos and Raiders — had signed one.

    The new collective bargaining agreement simplifies negotiations between teams and agents, expediting the process.

    With the ink dry, here’s a closer look at the Chargers’ seven rookie contracts.

    First-round outside linebacker Melvin Ingram: Four years, $8.4 million, including $4.5 million signing bonus. Guaranteed: $7.6 million. Team option for a fifth year, standard for all first-round picks.

    Second-round defensive end Kendall Reyes: Four years, $4.1 million, including $1.4 million signing bonus. Guaranteed: $2.2 million.

    Third-round safety Brandon Taylor: Four years, $2.8 million. Signing bonus: $644K.

    Fourth-round tight end Ladarius Green: Four years, $2.6 million. Signing bonus: $451K.

    Fifth-round guard Johnnie Troutman: Four years, $2.3 million. Signing bonus: $192K.

    Seventh-round center David Molk: Four years, $2.2 million. Signing bonus: $56K.

    Seventh-round running back Edwin Baker: Four years, $2.1 million. Signing bonus: $46K.
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    Now, what was so hard about that ? Why it took this long to reach an agreement on Rookie salary's was beyond me.

    Easy Pleazy, now if they perform they'll be extended well before these contracts run their length, if not, still decent coin for 24 months of work in 4 years.
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    They contracts can't be renegotiated before the end of the player's 3rd season.

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