We expected the Green Bay Packers to start signing their rookies pretty quickly and they have. They got fifth-round pick and former Wisconsin Badgers great Jared Abbrederis under contract today.
Packers agree to four-year, $2.364 million deal with fifth-round WR Jared Abbrederis, including $144,560 signing bonus
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 14, 2014
It’s hard to really think of this as news.
The collective bargaining agreement that was signed in 2011 pretty much made any negotiation or holdouts by rookies a thing of the past. There’s a rookie wage scale which pretty much says — Oh, you were drafted with this pick? Here’s what you get. Now take it and shut the hell up!
We expect to see several more signings soon.