Dez Bryant Signed - Ink on Contract Drying


Per Fox Sports, Dez Bryant signed a five year deal reportedly worth 11.8 million dollars with 8.3 million guaranteed.  Concerns regarding Bryant holding out a la Micheal Crabtree certainly appear to be unfounded (both represented by Eugene Parker).  Bryant is the first of the 32 first round picks to sign his contract which may suggest that the offer was simply too good to pass up or possibly that Parker is trying to rehabilitate how he is perceived.

Last year’s 24th selection, the Atlanta FalconsPeria Jerry, signed a five-year deal worth $10.35 million with $7.55 million guaranteed. All first-round selections from 1-16 can sign for up to six years, selections 17-32 can sign for up to five years.

Bryant received a 14.5% increase in overall salary (10% increase in the signing bonus) over Jerry’s contract which is well above the rate of inflation, and above the inflated rate increases for draft picks.

Dallas has yet to sign 2nd round draft pick Sean Lee.  There is no expectation that Lee will holdout and miss any of training camp.

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