Chiefs Sign Half Their Draft Picks

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

The Kansas City Chiefs are finding that under the new CBA, signing draft picks is a lot easier.

The team announced yesterday that it has signed fourth round pick Devon Wylie, sixth round pick Cyrus Gray and seventh round picks Jerome Long and Junior Hemingway. All the players signed four-year contracts.

With the new rookie wage scale, signing draft picks has never been easier. In the past, players and their agents would often try to wait to see what kind of deals the other players drafted near them got. An agent wouldn’t want to sign his player to a deal only to have the guy drafted in front of him get more money.

These days, however, it is easier for the teams and agents to project what the contracts are going to be. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Chiefs sign the rest of their picks relatively soon. Hopefully this means the days of the rookie camp holdouts are over and that would be good news for everyone.

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