5:12pm: Donald doesn’t have offsets in his deal either, Breer adds (on Twitter).
5:01pm: The Rams’ deal with Robinson does not have offsets, tweets Albert Breer of NFL Network. He’s the first player to get that concession this year and that could factor into the Jaguars’ talks with Blake Bortles, Breer adds.
4:34pm: The Rams may have waited the longest of any NFL team to get a draft pick under contract, but it didn’t take the team long to complete the process once it was started. According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (via Twitter), the Rams have signed all 11 of their 2014 draftees. In addition to the previously reported Lamarcus Joyner, that group includes first-rounders Greg Robinson and Aaron Donald and 249th overall pick Michael Sam.
A year ago, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that St. Louis head coach Jeff Fisher wanted to take the team’s rookies through “Financial Planning 101” before those players received their signing bonuses. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Rams did the same thing this year, delaying the signing process to ensure that their players know how to manage their money when they receive it.
Among those signing bonuses, Robinson’s will be the largest — according to Jason Fitzgerald of Over The Cap, the signing bonus for the No. 2 pick should fall just short of $14MM. As the 13th overall pick, Donald will be in line for a bonus of $5.692MM. The remaining eight bonuses range from about $46K to $638K.
Besides Robinson, Donald, Joyner, and Sam, the Rams now have the following draftees under contract:
- Tre Mason, RB, Auburn (3.75)
- Maurice Alexander, S, Utah State (4.110)
- E.J. Gaines, CB, Missouri (6.188)
- Garrett Gilbert, QB, SMU (6.214)
- Mitchell Van Dyk, OT, Portland State (7.226)
- Christian Bryant, S, Ohio State (7.241)
- Demetrius Rhaney, C, Tennessee State (7.250)