Signed: Troy Apke, DaeSean Hamilton, and Marcus Allen Ink NFL Rookie Deals

By Craig Fritz on May 11, 2018 at 12:41 pm
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A trio of former Nittany Lions signed their first NFL contracts earlier this week. Troy Apke, DaeSean Hamilton, and Marcus Allen put pen to paper and officially became professional football players. 

troy apke

  • Pick: 4th round - 109th overall
  • Salary: 4 years - $3.16M ($703,635 guaranteed)

daesean hamilton

  • Pick: 4th round - 113th overall
  • Salary: 4 years - $3.14M ($682,638 guaranteed)

marcus allen

  • Pick: 5th round - 148th overall
  • Salary: 4 years - $2.75M ($292,637 guaranteed)

It is not yet official, but second overall pick Saquon Barkley is expected to earn the second highest guaranteed figure for a running back in NFL history. Rookie contracts are largely set by the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the Player's Association.

Barkley, along with Mike Gesicki (second round, Miami), and Christian Campbell (sixth round, Arizona) are the three remaining unsigned rookies.

20 former Nittany Lions, six drafted, and 14 undrafted free agents, will be taking part in their first rookie minicamps over the coming days.

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