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Friday, May 17, 2013 4:52:47 PM(UTC)
One major reason why the competition for undrafted free agents is so fascinating: every team gets the same amount of money to use for bonuses on undrafted rookies, and it is not much. Per the CBA, the bonus pool was $75,00o in 2011, and it has grown at the same rate of the salary cap since.
Thanks to a report from Weston Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, we have a sense of how one team allocated their undrafted rookie bonus dollars this spring. According to Hodkiewicz, the Packers gave Oklahoma State offensive guard Lane Taylor $7,000 to sign. Five other players, per the Press-Gazette, received $5,000 bonuses. However, at least two players didn’t receive a bonus whatsoever, according to the report.
Friday, May 17, 2013 6:10:39 PM(UTC)
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out. And see if any UDFAs make the roster this year.
Last year, OL Barclay, LB Moses, WR Boykin, and S Richardson did.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 10:57:09 AM(UTC)
I couldn't find much on him as far as scouting info but he's big (6'3 324) and is reported to by physical andshowed a lot of skill as a pass blocker. He's another guy that will certainly push some people in camp, but I am guessing he spends a year on the practice squad and comes up as an injury replacement. if Sherrod isn't 100% or if they decide to drop Lang, I could see him with a shot.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 10:22:18 PM(UTC)
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