On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced the signing of four of their nine 2021 NFL draft selections. The players now under contract are fifth-round draft pick Isaiahh Loudermilk, sixth-round draft pick Quincy Roche, and seventh-round draft picks Tre Norwood and Pressley Harvin III.
We have signed DE Isaiahh Loudermilk, LB Quincy Roche, DB Tre Norwood & P Pressley Harvin III. @BordasLaw— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 15, 2021
Since 2011, the NFL has standard contracts for NFL draft picks based on where they were selected. All the Steelers 20201 draft picks will have a base salary of $660k this season with the only difference being how much they received as a signing bonus. The signing bonuses are determined by exactly where the player was drafted.
As reported earlier, the salary cap number and signing bonus for all the Steelers draft picks have been estimated by overthecap.com.
Those amounts for the four players the Steelers just signed are as follows:
2021 salary cap number: $740,072
Calculated signing bonus: $320,288
2021 salary cap number: $696,644
Calculated signing bonus: $146,576
2021 salary cap number: $683,610
Calculated signing bonus: $94,440
Pressley Harvin III
2021 salary cap number: $680,183
Calculated signing bonus: $80,732
Based on these numbers, none of these players signed on Saturday by the Steelers will count towards their current salary cap as they do not land in the top 51 of offseason salaries.
Friday night, it was reported Quincy Roche had signed his contract.
As the Steelers draft picks are in Pittsburgh this weekend for rookie mini camp, hopefully they will be able to sign all the rest of their draft picks and have them under contract before they leave town.
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