Chiefs sign two draft picks

Sep 3, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; TCU Horned Frogs wide receiver Kolby Listenbee (7) catches a pass for a first down as Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive back Eric Murray (31) makes a tackle in the first quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 3, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; TCU Horned Frogs wide receiver Kolby Listenbee (7) catches a pass for a first down as Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive back Eric Murray (31) makes a tackle in the first quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Kansas City Chiefs have signed eight of their nine draft picks.

And then there was one. The Chiefs announced late Monday night that the team has signed both cornerback Eric Murray and return specialist Tyreek Hill.

At this juncture, only cornerback KeiVarae Russell remains unsigned. He will continue to participate in OTAs however, because he has signed an injury waiver covering him in case of catastrophe.

Kansas City would surely like to get Russell under contract to simply put all this behind it. The Chiefs still need to work out a long-term deal with safety Eric Berry and then get an extension done on left tackle Eric Fisher. Perhaps a contract for nose tackle Dontari Poe is also in the works.

Fans and front offices should be incredibly thankful for the rookie wage scale, which came to pass back in the 2011 offseason. Before that, we always saw rookies holding out before being paid obscene amounts of money. In Berry’s rookie deal, he was paid $55 million. HJe’s likely not getting that again despite being a First-Team All-Pro.