After reaching contract agreements with a few of their late-round picks yesterday, the Bears continue to move toward locking up their entire rookie class within days of the draft. According to the team (Twitter link), first-rounder Kevin White and second-rounder Eddie Goldman have now agreed to terms on their rookie deals.
According to Over the Cap’s rookie pool estimates, White, the No. 7 overall pick and the second receiver to come off the board, will have an overall four-year value of about $16.5MM on his contract, including an eight-figure signing. Since he’s a first-rounder, White will also have a fifth-year option in his contract, allowing the Bears to lock him up through the 2019 season.
As for Goldman, the former Florida State defensive tackle should be in line for a four-year contract in the $5.7MM range, including a signing bonus worth about $2.4MM. Goldman was the 39th overall pick last week.
Having locked up their top two picks, the Bears have now agreed to terms with five of their six picks. Only third-round offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu remains unsigned.