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Bleacher Report – Vikings

Vikings sign Bridgewater, three other draftees to rookie contracts


The Minnesota Vikings signed their top picks about two months earlier than last year.

Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, linebacker Brandon Watts and defensive tackle Shamar Stephen agreed to their contracts on Tuesday, the team announced.

Rookie contracts became rather boilerplate after changes to most recent collective bargaining agreement in 2011 slotted their value based upon where they were selected in the draft, therefore teams are wrapping up deals sooner.

Expect Bridgewater’s deal to be around the $6.7 million, including $3.3 million signing…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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