NFL Nation: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Some quick observations from the opening practice of the Kansas City Chiefs' three-day rookie camp on Saturday:
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  • Quarterback Aaron Murray, a fifth-round pick from Georgia, was a full participant. Murray wore a brace on his left knee but moved around well. He is only six months removed from surgery after tearing knee ligaments last fall. Murray's first pass was deflected and intercepted by linebacker Dee Ford, the first-round draft pick. Murray made some nice throws, none better than a fade pass that was caught down the left sideline by former Missouri receiver Jerrell Jackson. But heMurray also threw a number of interceptions.
  • Ford, of Auburn, signed his contract moments before the start of practice. All six draft picks are now signed and the Chiefs still have two months before the start of training camp.
  • Fourth-round pick De'Anthony Thomas of Oregon lined up in a variety of spots, mostly as a running back. These three days of practices will be all Thomas can participate in until the mandatory minicamp in the middle of June. School is still in session at Oregon.
  • Sixth-round offensive lineman Zach Fulton of Tennessee and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif were on the first-team offensive line -- Fulton at right guard and Duvernay-Tardif at right tackle. Duvernay-Tardif jumped the snap count twice.
  • A handful of veterans are participating in rookie camp. That list includes wide receivers Weston Dressler and Frankie Hammond Jr. and tight end Demetrius Harris.
The Kansas City Chiefs signed one of their six draft picks, offensive lineman Zach Fulton of Tennessee. The Chiefs selected Fulton with the first of their two sixth-round choices.

Exact contract terms are yet unavailable. But Fulton was the 193rd pick of the draft and he could expect a contract similar to that of the 193rd pick last year, Green Bay Packers linebacker Nate Palmer. The Packers gave him a four-year deal worth $2,258,896. Included was a signing bonus of $98,896. That was the only guaranteed money in the contract.

Based on the contracts signed by players selected in the same draft spots last year, here’s what the other Chiefs’ picks should receive when they agree to their new deals:

OLB Dee Ford, Auburn, first round, No. 23 overall. Last year’s 23rd pick was Minnesota defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd. He received a four-year contract worth $8,076,200. Included were guaranteed money of $6,569,900 and a signing bonus of $4,253,600.

CB Phillip Gaines, Rice, third round, No. 87 overall. Last year’s 87th pick was Seattle linebacker Jordan Hill. He received a four-year contract worth $2,764,140. His signing bonus was $544,140 was the only guaranteed money he received.

WR/KR De’Anthony Thomas, fourth round, No. 124 overall. Last year’s 124th pick was Houston defensive lineman Trevardo Williams. He received a four-year contract worth $2,492,612. His signing bonus of $407,612 was the only guaranteed money he received.

QB Aaron Murray, fifth round, No. 163 overall. Last year’s 163rd pick was Chicago offensive lineman Jordan Mills. He received a four-year contract worth $2,324,800. His signing bonus of $164,800 was the only guaranteed money he received.

OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, sixth round, No. 200 overall. Last year’s 200th pick was Baltimore defensive lineman Kapron Lewis-Moore. He received a four-year contract worth $2,248,232. His signing bonus of $88,232 was the only guaranteed money he received.

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