Friday, May 30, 2014
Packers ink first-round pick Clinton-Dix
By Rob Demovsky
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Remember the days when first-round draft picks would sometimes miss the start of training camp because of contract disputes?
It wasn't all that long ago that B.J. Raji missed nearly three weeks of his rookie training camp while his agent negotiated with the Green Bay Packers.
There's no such angst anymore.
The Packers signed first-round pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix on Friday, less than a month after they drafted him 21st overall and nearly two months before training camp opens.
Clinton-Dix's four-year contract is expected to be worth $8,338,496 (including a $4,384,364 signing bonus).
The only remaining unsigned rookies are second-round receiver Davante Adams and third-round tight end Richard Rodgers.
Here's a look at the contract status for the Packers' entire draft class:
First round: S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, signed Friday.
Second round: WR Davante Adams, unsigned.
Third round: DT Khyri Thornton, signed a four-year, $2,833,252 contract (including a $563,252 signing bonus) May 19; TE Richard Rodgers, unsigned.
Fourth round: OLB Carl Bradford signed a four-year, $2,649,300 contract ($429,300 signing bonus) on May 16.
Fifth round: C Corey Linsley, signed a four-year, $2,405,000 contract ($185,000 signing bonus) May 15; WR Jared Abbrederis, signed a four-year, $2,364,560 contract ($144,560 signing bonus) May 14.
Sixth round: CB Demetri Goodson, signed a four-year, $2,323,152 ($103,152 signing bonus) May 16.
Seventh round: WR Jeff Janis, signed a four-year, $2,271,392 contract ($51,392 signing bonus) May 14.