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Kansas City Chiefs draft picks have begun to report to team facilities for rookie minicamp, which begins on Friday.
Now that these players are officially in the building, the team will make things official and have them put pen to paper on their rookie contracts. According to reports from former Houston Chronicle beat writer Aaron Wilson, the Chiefs have signed two of their six players that were selected in the 2021 NFL draft.
The first two players to ink deals with Kansas City are second-round LB Nick Bolton out of Missouri, who was the Chiefs’ first pick from this class. Also signing his contract was a sixth-round pick, Tennessee OL Trey Smith.
Each player has agreed to a standard four-year contract at the current rookie wage scale, locking them to the Chiefs through the 2024 season. Bolton’s contract is worth a total of $5.8 million and includes $1.6 million in signing bonus. Smith’s deal is worth $3.8 million and includes a $130K signing bonus. Bolton will carry a cap hit of just over $1 million in 2021, while Smith’s cap hit will come in at just under $700K.
Obviously, it’s important to get these guys under contract early and get them shifting their attention from the business side of getting draft to the football side. They’ll get a chance to make their first impressions on the coaching staff during rookie minicamp and that’ll go a long way toward determining their outlook for the 2021 NFL season.