Receiver Paul Richardson, Seattle’s first pick in the 2014 draft at No. 45 overall in the second round, Tweeted this afternoon that he has signed his rookie contract:
FINALLY SIGNED. ITS OFFICIAL!
— Paul Richardson (@PRichJr) May 20, 2014
With rookie contracts now slotted via the terms of the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, there’s little real negotiating going on, making these signings something of a formality.
According to OvertheCap.com, Richardson is due to get a $1.7 million signing bonus and the standard four-year contract worth roughly $4.7 million overall.
Five of Seattle’s nine 2014 draftees are now under contract — the others are DL Cassius Marsh, DB Eric Pinkins, DL Jimmy Staten and FB Kiero Small.