EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Giants have signed four of the seven players they selected in the NFL draft.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Giants have signed four of the seven players they selected in the NFL draft.
COMMENTARY | The New York Jets picked up a couple of interesting pieces in last month's NFL draft. One area of need overlooked, however, was the wide receiver position. Now, according to multiple reports, the Jets are looking to bring in at least one veteran wideout at a team-friendly price.
Aaron Curry, the former Seahawks draft bust who is now a free agent, is getting a look from the Giants. Curry will visit the Giants on Thursday, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports. Entering the 2009 NFL draft out of Wake Forest, Curry was viewed as a future NFL star and perhaps…
The Miami Dolphins' nearly two-month long search for a veteran offensive tackle will end with the team signing Tyson Clabo. Clabo's agent, Chad Speck, announced the impending transaction on Twitter. Miami had a void at the tackle position after allowing four-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long to hit unrestricted free agency, where he signed a four-year, $34 million contract with the St. Louis Rams. By signing Clabo, the Dolphins appear set to move 2012 second-round pick Jonathan Martin to the left side, a position he struggled at while filling in for an injured Long during his rookie season. The Dolphins had been interested in franchised Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert, even bringing him in for a visit before the 2013 NFL draft, but the Dolphins and Chiefs could not agree to terms on a trade. Acquiring Albert would have allowed the team to keep Martin at right tackle, but based on their actions this offseason, the Dolphins appear confident that Martin can handle the task of protecting Ryan Tannehill's blind side. Before Long officially left town, and before the interest in Albert heated up, the Dolphins were also interested in former Chiefs and Houston Texans offensive tackle Eric Winston, a University of Miami alum whose brother works in the Dolphins' scouting department. Like with Clabo, had the Dolphins signed Winston, Martin would have been on the move to the left side.
Less than one week after the conclusion of the 2013 NFL draft, 10 of the 253 players selected have agreed to terms on a four-year rookie contract. The Chicago Bears, led by their vice president of football administration Cliff Stein, are annually the first team out of the gate when it comes to signing their draft class. All six members of the Bears' 2012 draft class were signed by May 15 and the club is on pace to match that effort. The Bears have already announced that four of their six picks in 2013 — fourth-round linebacker Khaseem Greene, fifth-round offensive tackle Jordan Mills, sixth-round linebacker Cornelius Washington and seventh-round wide receiver Marquess Wilson — have already agreed to contract, leaving first-round offensive lineman Kyle Long and second-round linebacker Jon Bostic as their unsigned picks before a rookie mini-camp begins on May 10. In terms of volume, the Baltimore Ravens have been busier as vice president of football administration Pat Moriarty has reached agreement with six of his team's 10 draft picks, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports . As is the case with the Bears, the mid-to-late round picks on the Ravens have reached deals. Fourth-round fullback Kyle Juszczyk, fifth-round offensive tackle Ricky Wagner, sixth-round defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore, sixth-round offensive lineman Ryan Jensen, seventh-round wide receiver Aaron Mellette and seventh-round cornerback Marc Anthony have deals in place with the Ravens that will likely be signed before the players take the field for the team's three-day rookie mini-camp begins on Friday. The Ravens have four players unsigned, including first-round safety Matt Elam, who is still operating without an agent . Elam's contract will be worth around $6.7 million with around $5.4 million in guaranteed money, including a signing bonus of exactly $3,301,456. With NFL teams holding rookie mini-camps over the next two weekends, more draft picks are expected to sign their four-year rookie contracts. Last offseason, 183 of the 253 players drafted, 72.3 percent of the class, had signed contracts by or on May 31. That group included 11 first-round picks, who in the previous collective bargaining agreement, took a little longer to reach deals. "Shutdown Corner" has obtained the official, team-by-team rookie pool numbers, which show the maximum amount of Year One salary cap dollars that teams are permitted to spend on their draft picks. That list, along with when each teams will conduct their rookie mini-camp, is below. We've also included the minimum amounts of Year One salary cap dollars that teams are permitted to spend on their draft picks.
Since the establishment of the seven-round format in the NFL Draft in 1994, the Green Bay Packers had taken only three running backs in the first three rounds and not once chosen two backs in the opening four rounds in any year.
Mention the New York Giants' linebacker position to any Giants fan, and chances are they're likely to cringe because the team didn't use any of its eight picks going into last week's NFL Draft on a player at the position.
COMMENTARY | Entering the 2013 NFL draft, the New York Giants had areas of concern on both sides of the football, and while they were able to bolster the offensive and defensive lines, some issues remain unresolved. For instance, the Giants drafted only three defensive players despite being trampled for a franchise-record 6,134 yards this past season. Plus, their most explosive offensive player is at an impasse with the club over a long-term contract. ...
The perpetually dysfunctional New York Jets showed just how much they dislike Tim Tebow in releasing him after the 2013 NFL draft.

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