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Financial details of T.J. Watt and Cameron Sutton rookie Steelers contracts released

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The Steelers have signed all of their 8 rookies to entry level contracts, and now we get to look at the specifics of those deals.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were busy at the negotiating table the past two days as they signed both their top draft pick T.J. Watt and third round cornerback Cameron Sutton to their rookie contracts.

As most know, under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) each draft pick is slotted with an entry level contract price for their specific draft round. The signing bonus is still negotiable, but that is about it in today’s NFL.

Long gone are the rookie hold outs as they waited for the huge pay day before even playing a snap as a professional football player.

So, with that said, it is time to take a look at the signing bonuses for the last two rookies who signed their new contracts.

T.J. Watt

Cameron Sutton

Quite the difference when looking at signing bonuses between a first and third round player. Watt’s $4.8 million is a tremendous number for a rookie, and the Steelers are hoping he is worth every penny from Day 1.