And then there were two.
According to a Thursday afternoon release by the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team has now come to terms with rookie tackle Jerald Hawkins, this year’s fourth-round draft pick.
We have signed fourth-round pick Jerald Hawkins to a four-year contract.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) June 2, 2016
Hawkins, who played his college football at LSU, was expected to sign a four-year contract that should total out at around $2.87 million and include a signing bonus in the neighborhood of $530,400.
With Hawkins now signed, that leaves first-round draft pick, cornerback Artie Burns and third-round draft pick, defensive tackle Javon Hargrave, as the only two draft selections who remain unsigned as the team wraps up their second week of OTA practices. Both Burns and Hargrave, however, are expected to be signed very soon as the only delays right now are probably related to salary offset language, which has normally been the case with draft picks around the league for several years now.
Hawkins was a three-year starter for LSU who declared for the 2016 NFL Draft draft after his junior year.