The first of seven Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookies have signed today. The team has inked 7th round pick Demarcus Ayers to a four year contract, according to Aaron Wilson.
Steelers signed University of Houston wide receiver DeMarcus Ayers to his rookie contract today
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 5, 2016
Contract details have not been announced but under the new CBA and rookie slotting, we have a good idea of what the terms will be. Dave Bryan wrote the other day that Ayers should come in with a cap charge of $469, 913 for his rookie year.
Ayers was taken with the 229th pick of the 2016 draft. Last year’s 229th pick, Ben Koyack, signed a 4 year/$2.349 million deal with just under a $70K singing bonus.
Ayers should get more, according to Dave, who believes it will be a 4 year/$2.419 million deal with just under an $80K bonus.
Out of Houston, he was drafted to give strong competition as a punt returner. That will be his only path onto the roster.