No Increase In Rookie Bonuses

Signing bonuses for those selected in the upcoming NFL Draft will stay the same as last year, reports Field Yates of (via Twitter).

Due to the current slotting system for salaries, the contracts given out to draft picks are set, with only some guaranteed money up for negotiating. With no increase in the potential signing bonus, the first-overall pick would be in line for a bonus of just over $14.518MM (via Twitter). Yates notes that the bonus is the same that Cam Newton, Andrew Luck, and Eric Fisher received the past three drafts.

Yates also reports that teams will have the same amount of bonus money to spend on undrafted-free agents as last year, with $80,362 to split among how many free-agent rookies each team decides to bring into camp (via Twitter).

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