Thursday, May 22, 2014
Gaines, Thomas contract numbers are in
By Adam Teicher
The contracts of two recently signed Kansas City Chiefs draft picks, third-round cornerback Phillip Gaines of Rice and fourth-round wide receiver/kick returner De'Anthony Thomas of Oregon, contain modest raises over those given to players selected in the same draft slots last year.
The contract signed by Gaines, the 87th pick in the draft, is for four years and worth $2,824,112. Included is a $549,112 signing bonus. That's more than the Seattle Seahawks gave last year to the 87th player drafted, linebacker Jordan Hill (four years, $2,764,140, signing bonus of $544,140).
Thomas was the 124th player drafted. His contract is four years and worth $2,665,108, including a signing bonus of $420,108. Last year the Houston Texans gave the 124th pick, defensive lineman Trevardo Williams, four years, $2,492,612 and a signing bonus of $407,612.
Also, the contract the Chiefs gave to veteran offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb was for one year at the veteran minimum. Webb will make a salary of $730,000 with no bonus if he makes the team but would count only $570,000 against the Chiefs' salary cap.