Chiefs news: Rashee Rice signs rookie deal

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The Kansas City Chiefs now officially have every single pick from the 2023 NFL Draft under contract with the news that second-round selection Rashee Rice has signed his deal.

Rice was the last of the team's seven picks to reach an agreement on his rookie contract.

Rice, a wideout from SMU, was the team's second consecutive second-round selection in as many years at the position, and together with Skyy Moore, the tandem should form the core of the team's wide receiver room for years to come.

The Chiefs have now signed every single member of their rookie class to a contract.

There was no real drama around whether or not Rice would sign his first professional contract, despite the later signing than other Chiefs rookies, given the slotting system in place in the NFL. It's not as if holding out woudl allow Rice to earn more money since every rookie drafted comes with a previously allocated amount of money for that draft spot, regardless of position or fame.

The Chiefs' selection of Rice gives them a starting quartet of Moore, Rice, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Kadarius Toney to work alongside Travis Kelce as the team's primary receivers. Justin Watson, Richie James, Justyn Ross, John Ross, and Cornell Powell are a few of the players hoping to grab one of the final roster spots at the position in training camp.

Rice's projected deal should give him $6.495 million over the course of the next four years, per Spotrac.