Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Just in: NFC West rookie pool allotments
By Mike Sando
ESPN's John Clayton has passed along rookie-pool numbers as follows for NFC West teams:
- San Francisco 49ers: $6,935,903. More than $2.6 million of this total goes toward Aldon Smith, the player San Francisco selected seventh overall. The total for all draft choices is about $38.1 million over the lives of the contracts, with about $14.4 million for Smith.
- Arizona Cardinals: $6,919,002. Nearly half of that spending allotment goes toward signing first-round choice Patrick Peterson, the fifth player chosen in draft. The $6.9 million figure represents how much Arizona can allocate for its draft choices this season. The figure is around $38 million over the lives of the contracts, including about $18.4 million for Peterson.
- Seattle Seahawks: $4,933,606. This includes nearly $1.39 million for first-round choice James Carpenter. The total is about $27.1 million over the lives of the contracts, including about $7.6 million for Carpenter.
- St. Louis Rams: $5,084,065. This includes about $1.7 million for first-round choice Robert Quinn. The total is not quite $28 million over the lives of the contracts, including about $8.1 million for Quinn.
These numbers were set lower than in past seasons, a reflection of new limitations on rookie salaries written into the pending labor agreement.