The second-round rusher will receive a signing bonus of $1.4 million. Four other draft picks are also accepting the terms of four-year contracts.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Just in time for rookie minicamp, Nik Bonitto buys the first pizzas.
The Denver Broncos’ first pick — but not until final selection, No. 64 in the second round — Bonitto reached an agreement Wednesday on a four-year, $5.8 million deal that includes a $1 signing bonus. $.4 million, sources told 9NEWS.
Bonitto is an outside linebacker/point rusher for Oklahoma. He was one of five Broncos draft picks who signed four-year deals on Wednesday. Fifth-round safety Delarrin Turner-Yell, fifth-round center Luke Wattenberg, sixth-round defensive tackle Matt Henningsen and seventh-round cornerback Faion Hicks also agreed to the terms. They are expected to sign their deals when they report to the Broncos’ rookie minicamp on Thursday.
Most of the Broncos’ other four draft picks — third-round tight end Greg Dulcich, fourth-round cornerback Demarri Mathis, fourth-round defensive lineman Eyioma Uwazurike and fifth-round returner Montrell Washington — should reach agreements around next week. . Dulcich believes he is the last to sign because third-round draft picks usually take longer because that round offers more bargaining room for Year 3 and Year 4 salaries.
A look at the contracts of the five Broncos draft picks who have reached deals:
Player …………………… Rd (Pk).. Sign bonus … value over 4 years
Nik Bonitto, OLB …………. 2 (64) … $1,399,556 … $5,801,888
Delarrin Turner-Yell…………..5 (152) ……$333,048…$3,993,048
Luke Wattenberg, C ….. 5 (171) …… $287,716 … $3,947,716
Matt Henningsen, DT …… 6 (206) …… $162,080 … $3,822,080
Faion Hicks, BC …………. 7 (232) …… $101,680 … $3,761,680
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