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Steelers Sign 2021 First Round Draft Pick, RB Najee Harris

Najee Harris at rookie minicamp

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed another one of their nine 2021 draft picks on Tuesday. Running back Najee Harris, the team’s first-round draft pick this year out Alabama, inked his rookie contract, according to the team.

Harris’ four-year rookie contract is expected to total out at around $13,047,474 and include a signing bonus of around $6,849,072, according to Over the Cap. His 2021 salary cap charge is expected to be around $2,372,268. The contract is believed to be fully guaranteed.

As a first round draft pick, Harris’ contract comes with a fifth-year option that can be exercised during the 2024 offseason for the 2025 season.

Harris entered Tuesday as one of three draft picks the team had yet to sign. His signing now means that only tight end Pat Freiermuth and center Kendrick Green are the two draft picks of the team’s nine that are still unsigned.

Harris was the first running back selected in the 2021 NFL Draft. At Alabama, Harris finished his college career as the school’s all-time leading rusher with 3,843 career yards. He also led Alabama in all-time touchdowns with 57, including a school-record 46 rushing touchdowns and another 11 receiving. Harris’ 4,624 all-purpose yards ranked second in school history all-time.

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