Packers Begin To Sign Draft Picks
The Green Bay Packers have announced the signing of three draft picks.
The picks are the Packers final three, seventh-rounder C.J. Wilson, a defensive end from East Carolina; sixth-rounder James Starks, a running back from Buffalo; and fifth-rounder Marshall Newhouse, a guard/tackle from TCU.
According to Brian McIntyre, terms of the contracts are as follows.
According to a league source, the three Green Bay Packers who signed on Wednesday received four-year deals with base salaries at the league minimum in each year. ($320,000 in 2010, $405,000 in 2011, $490,000 in 2012, and $575,000 in 2013)
Newhouse received a signing bonus of $149,850, bringing the base value of his contract to $1.939 million dollars. Starks received a $100,300 signing bonus, pushing the total value of his contract to $1.89 million dollars. Wilson’s signing bonus was $50,354, making his four-year pact worth $1.84 million dollars.
The moves weren’t unexpected. The Packers cleared four roster spots by releasing quarterback Noah Shepard, linebacker Tim Knicky, cornerback Trevor Ford and safety Khalil Jones over the weekend.
Here are some highlights. Don’t blame me for the musical selections.
C.J. Wilson #95 for East Carolina — our C.J. Wilson profile
James Starks #19 for Buffalo — our James Starks profile
Starks’ 92-yard touchdown run against Miami (OH)
Marshall Newhouse #70 for TCU — our Marshall Newhouse profile