The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have locked up two players from their 2014 Draft class, as Kadeem Edwards and Robert Herron have signed four-year deals.
Edwards, an offensive lineman, was taken 143rd overall in the fifth round, while wide receiver Herron was a sixth round pick (185th overall).
Bucs got right to work on signing their draft picks today, with G Kadeem Edwards & WR Robert Herron inking 4-yr deals http://t.co/5ZLSgQb4hp
— Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) May 16, 2014
No salary details have officially been released, but according to overthecap.com, Edwards will receive a signing bonus of $212,000 while Herron will get $112,000. Edwards salary for 2014 is 473,000 while Herron’s is $448,000, assuming these estimates do hold up.
The Bucs were desperate for help on the offensive line and drafting Edwards will help fill depth and he could possibly compete for a starting spot down the line.
Perhaps wide receiver was the biggest need for the Bucs heading into the draft and by snagging Herron in the sixth round, the Bucs may have found their starting slot receiver.
Mike Evans, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Charles Sims and Kevin Pamphile remain unsigned but that is expected to happen soon.
Rookies can practice without a contract in place but they must have penned a deal once training camp opens, but there is no threat of that becoming an issue.
The four remaining unsigned players will all sign four-year deals — the amount of money they make basically comes down to where they were drafted.