We signed a draft pick

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  1. Jackie Chiles

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    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/6465150.html

    "The Texans have signed their first draft choice, sixth-round pick Brice McCain from Utah.

    McCain, a cornerback, signed a four-year contract worth $1.8 million, including a signing bonus of $101,750.

    McCain was taken by the Texans in the sixth round."
     
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    Good start. Aside from Stafford any words on any other first rounders?
     
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    I am hopeful in 4 years we look back and say this was very good bang for the buck. I'm sorta hoping Quinn the Eskimo ends up a FS and McCain excels as one of our corners. As much as I like DR, it would be nice if we could get a fairly decent draft pick or a player for him in a trade if Bennett and Reeves could start.
     
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    can't have enough db's

    Having big money in 1 (DR) and middle class money in 1 (Reeves) and the rest on small vet or mid to late round rookie contracts is not bad at all
     
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    That's a start. It will be good to have him signed and in camp, and add some competition for the DB's.

    So I guess only McCain and Matt Stafford are the only signed 2009 picks.
     
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    On a related topic, I have a dumb question that I will just go ahead and ask.

    What protections are in place for unsigned rookies participating in OTAs? For example, if I'm a first-round pick and I know I'm in line to make 10 million or more in signing bonus, I'm not sure how excited I am about running around on a practice field before I've signed on the dotted line and the billionaire owner has cut me a check.

    What would the protocol be for a drafted player injured during OTAs? How would a team handle it?
     
  8. HOU-TEX

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    I think they negotiate insurance contacts, right? I'm pretty sure that's what OD did in order to attend OTA's. I'd assume rooks would be similar.
     


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    Ah, of course.

    Next question: does the insurance just cover the basic protections they'd get if they were already under contract, and if so, how do they come to an agreement about a fair price?
     
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    Ha, now you're just getting way above my head. Maybe I-cak, Vinny or somebody else who might know can chime in and fill us in. I'd like to know myself. Good ?'s.
     
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    Does anyone know how the insurance companies depreciate the players values over a period of time? Also, do you think that players would have to carry windstorm policies???
     
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    I think I read somewhere (not sure where) that the Bears, I think, signed like 6 out of their 8 draft picks all in one day. And they only lacked their 1st and 2nd rounder to sign.
     
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    That should be a snap. Being that the Bears disn't have a draft pick in the 1st or 2nd rounds.
     
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    It wasn't their first and second rounders, but their first two picks.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d8109107b&template=without-video-with-comments&confirm=true
     
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    Actually, there have been quite a few teams sign some of their draft picks. Here are a few players that have signed:

    Ari -
    G, Herman Johnson, LSU - Signed - 3-years, terms undisclosed

    Atl -
    CB, William Middleton, Furman - Signed - 4-years, terms undisclosed
    DT, Vance Walker, Georgia Tech - Signed - 4-years, terms undisclosed

    Balt -
    TE, Davon Drew, East Carolina - Signed - 3-years, $1.3245M ($139,250 signing bonus)

    Chi -
    DE, Henry Melton, Texas - Signed; 4-years, $2.261M ($511,230 signing bonus)
    CB, D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt - Signed - 4-years, $2.216M ($466,753 signing bonus)
    WR, Johnny Knox, Abilene Christian - Signed - 4-years, $1.954M ($204,240 signing bonus)
    LB, Marcus Freeman, Ohio State - Signed - 4-years, $1.931M ($181,700 signing bonus)
    S, Al Afalava, Oregon State - Signed - 4-years, $1.85M ($100,600 signing bonus)
    G, Lance Louis, San Diego State - Signed - 4-years, $1.791M ($41,982 signing bonus)
    WR, Derek Kinder, Pittsburgh - Signed - 4-years, $1.787M ($37,666 signing bonus)

    Det -
    QB, Matthew Stafford, Georgia - Signed - 6-years, $72M ($41.7M guaranteed)

    Hou -
    CB, Brice McCain, Utah - Signed - 4-years, $1.851M ($101,750 signing bonus)

    Mia -
    TE, John Nalbone, Monmouth (NJ) - Signed - 4-years, $1.923M ($173K signing bonus)

    NYJ -
    G, Matt Slauson, Nebraska - Signed - 4-years, terms undisclosed

    Phi -
    CB, Victor Harris, Virginia Tech - Signed - 4-years, terms undisclosed
    OT, Fenuki Tupou, Oregon - Signed - 4-years, terms undisclosed
    WR, Brandon Gibson, Washington State - Signed - 4-years, terms undisclosed

    SF -
    LB, Scott McKillop, Pittsburgh - Signed - 4-years, $1.94225M ($192,250 signing bonus)
    TE, Bear Pascoe, Fresno State - Signed - 4-years, terms undisclosed
    S, Curtis Taylor, LSU - Signed - 4-years, $1.80988M ($59,880 signing bonus)
    DE, Ricky Jean-Francois, LSU - Signed - 4-years, $1.793M ($43,000 signing bonus)

    Sea -
    S, Courtney Greene, Rutgers - Signed - 4-years, terms undisclosed

    http://www.macsfootballblog.com/2009/05/2009-nfl-rookie-signing-status-team-by.html
     
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    Beginning next year, Dallas players will be insured for falling training facilities.
     

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