From the Truman Sports Complex
The Chiefs have joined the parade of teams that are getting their 2013 NFL Draft choices signed and signed early as they got signatures on Friday from 6th-round draft choice OL Eric Kush and 7th-round OLB/DE Mike Catapano.
Due to the current collective bargaining agreement between the owners and players, signing draft choices is pretty much a standard procedure around the league. The only negotiating point is the size of a signing bonus and that general falls into line with a slotting process starting of lower figures for later draft choices. The contracts are all for four years, at minimum salary levels for those four seasons. Then, the bonus goes on top.
As Friday began, there were just less than 50 draft choices signed and that number figures to double each day of the weekend as most teams are holding their rookie mini-camp at the same time.