The Kansas City Chiefs kicked off their rookie minicamp on Friday and started off by signing half of their draft picks to four-year contracts.
WR Devon Wylie (4th round), RB Cyrus Gray (6th), DT Jerome Long (7th) and WR Junior Hemingway (7th) all put pen to paper before putting on a helmet for the first time.
No matter if they sign their deals or not, the Chiefs four other draft picks will all take part in the minicamp. Players can participate even without a deal, though all should get done sooner rather than later thanks to the rookie wage scale in the new CBA.
Last season Kansas City third round pick Justin Houston was one of the final rookies in the league to agree on terms. In addition to the rookie wage scale, an entire summer of negotiations, if needed, make that scenario unlikely for any team.