Teams are moving quickly on inking their Day 3 draftees to their four-year rookie deals, with this process involving a slot system that does not feature many complications for late-round players. Here are the latest such agreements to commence:
- S DeMarcco Hellams (seventh round, Alabama)
- LB Dorian Williams (third round, Tulane)
- WR Justin Shorter (fifth round, Florida)
- OLB D.J. Johnson (third round, Oregon)
- WR Antoine Green (seventh round, North Carolina)
- FB Derek Parish, (seventh round, Houston)
New England Patriots
- P Bryce Baringer (sixth round, Michigan State)
- WR Demario Douglas (sixth round, Liberty)
San Francisco 49ers
- K Jake Moody (third round, Michigan)
- CB Darrell Luter Jr. (fifth round, South Alabama)
- DE Andre Jones Jr. (seventh round, Louisiana)
Johnson transferred back to the west coast after a freshman year at Miami (FL). He established himself as one of the most versatile players in the country while in Eugene, contributing for the Ducks on defense as an edge rusher and on offense as a tight end. Carolina drafted him for his defensive potential.
Moody is the expected replacement for Robbie Gould, who departed in free agency this spring after six years with San Francisco. Likewise, New England moved on from punter Jake Bailey after a couple of internal disagreements. Baringer is expected to take over for the one-time All-Pro punter.