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Steelers sign 1st Round pick Troy Fautanu to rookie contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers have concluded their 2024 Rookie Minicamp, and that means it was the first time they’ve had the full seven player draft group in Pittsburgh at the same time. That also meant there was a good chance the Steelers start wrapping up their draft picks and getting them under contract.

The Steelers signed another draft pick when they came to terms on an entry level contract with linebacker 1st Round pick Troy Fautanu.

For salary cap hits, they are as follows:

Troy Fautanu: $2,737,325

There was once a time when the NFL had to struggle to get their rookies under contract. Players would hold out for the most money possible, but since the league has shifted, in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), to slotted draft contracts the signing of rookies has become nothing more than a formality.

Logan Lee and Mason McCormick were signed Friday of rookie minicamp, and now Roman Wilson, Ryan Watts, and Payton Wilson are under contract for the next four seasons, and will hopefully become mainstays with the black-and-gold for years to come. With Lee, McCormick, Watts, Roman Wilson and Payton Wilson being the first rookies to sign, the following rookies still remain unsigned:

2nd Round: Zach Frazier

Be sure to stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they continue on throughout the offseason.


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