Buccaneers sign entire 2024 Draft Class to rookie deals

Tampa Bay finally signed all seven of their members from the 2024 draft class to the standard four-year deals, including first-round pick Graham Barton.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Minicamp
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With the conclusion of OTA's and their mandatory minicamp, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are just one month from beginning the team's training camp in July. Soon after, Tampa Bay will face the three yearly deadlines for roster cuts, starting Tuesday, August 17, with teams needing to cut their rosters down to 85 players.

Over the next two weeks, teams are required to lower their roster total to 80 players by August 24, and the obvious 53-man mark on August 31.

While all of the Bucs' seven rookie draft picks will likely make the cut, it's important to note that they can't participate in training camp without having already signed their rookie deal. By officially signing first-round pick Graham Barton to the standard rookie deal on Thursday, all seven members of the Bucs' draft class have inked deals and can participate in training camp.

Buccaneers officially sign every single 2024 draft pick

Barton, the No. 26 pick in April's draft, signed for the standard four-year, $14 million deal, with a fifth-year option and a $7 million signing bonus. Under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, Barton received the standard deal for first-round picks, although it also depends on the pick at which he was selected.

Earlier this week, second-round pick Chris Braswell signed a four-year, $6.7 million contract as the No. 57 pick in this year's draft. Before that, third-round picks Tykee Smith and Jalen McMillan also signed their deals, each for four years and $5.6 million.

Fourth-round running back Bucky Irving ended up signing for four years and $4.7 million, while sixth-round guard Elijah Klein and seventh-round tight end Devin Culp will make $4.1 and $4.0 off the rookie deals. It may not be the most exciting news, but Tampa Bay locking down all seven rookies from the draft class will be key moving into training camp next month.

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