Unsigned Rookies From The 2016 Draft Class

Remember rookie holdouts? Those have largely gone the way of the dodo bird thanks to draft slotting. These days, rookie contracts are mostly boiler plate deals with salaries and structures that are pre-determined based on where a player is selected. Jared Goff

As a result, we are now seeing the majority of rookies sign on the dotted line within a week or two of the draft. Still, as we approach June, we have a handful of stragglers. These deals will likely be wrapped up in short order, but holdups are still possible. Last year, No. 2 overall pick Marcus Mariota did not formally sign with the Titans until July 21st as the two sides could not come to terms on offset language. Eventually, the Titans and the QB’s agents at Rep 1 Sports worked out a compromise, but it took months of haggling.

Here’s a full rundown of the rookies who have yet to formally sign with their respective teams:

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

Chicago Bears

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys

Denver Broncos

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

  • 3-74: KeiVarae Russell, DB (Notre Dame)
  • 5-165: Tyreek Hill, RB/WR (West Alabama)

Los Angeles Rams

  • 1-1: Jared Goff, QB (California)
  • 4-110: Tyler Higbee, TE (Western Kentucky)
  • 4-117: Pharoh Cooper, WR (South Carolina)
  • 6-177: Temarrick Hemingway, TE (South Carolina State)
  • 6-190: Josh Forrest, LB (Kentucky)
  • 6-206: Mike Thomas, WR (Southern Mississippi)
  • [NOTE: The Rams typically sign their rookie class all at once in the month of June.]

Miami Dolphins

New England Patriots

New York Giants

New York Jets

Oakland Raiders

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Diego Chargers

San Francisco 49ers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Washington Redskins

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