The Vikings have reached an agreement with the first of their 2014 first-round picks, according to Ben Goessling of ESPN.com, who reports (via Twitter) that linebacker Anthony Barr has agreed to terms with the club. In addition to reaching a deal with Barr, Minnesota has also agreed to a contract with seventh-rounder Shamar Stephen, says Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
According to Jason Fitzgerald’s figures at OverTheCap.com, Barr, the ninth overall pick this year, is in line for a signing bonus of about $7.588MM. Barr’s four-year should have an overall base value of about $12.744MM, and will include a fifth-year option for 2018. As for Stephen, the 220th overall pick should receive a signing bonus worth about $65K and a four-year contract worth around $2.285MM in total.
With Barr and Stephen set to sign their deals, the Vikings will have secured half of their 10 draftees. The team’s second first-round pick, Teddy Bridgewater, is among the five players who still need to be locked up.