June 12, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon (14) on the sidelines during minicamp at Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE

Justin Blackmon, Jaguars Agree To A Deal

Draft pick signings are over now that Justin Blackmon and the Jaguars have agreed to terms.

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Trent Richardson, Browns Agree To Contract, According To Report

Trent Richardson is going to make it to training camp on time after reportedly signing his rookie deal with the Browns.


Indianapolis Colts Sign Top Pick Andrew Luck

The Indianapolis Colts reached a deal with quarterback Andrew Luck, the first player picked in the 2012 NFL Draft. Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reported news of the deal via Twitter on Thursday afternoon.

News of the deal comes less than an hour after Colts owner Jim Irsay urged his Twitter followers not to worry about the team getting Luck signed in time for training camp.

The deal is a four-year contract with a fifth-year option, standard for first-round picks in under the new CBA. Chappell also reported that the deal is worth approximately $22 million with a $14.5 million signing bonus.

Luck's signing comes a day after the Washington Redskins announced a deal with quarterback Robert Griffin III, the second pick in the draft. With the first two picks locked up, the players selected in spots three through eight will likely follow suit.

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Robert Griffin III Signs With Redskins; Highest Draft Pick Signed To Date

Robert Griffin III signed his rookie deal with the Redskins. It's a four-year deal with a fifth year option.


Texans Ink 1st Round Pick Whitney Mercilus

Whitney Mercilus has been practicing with the Houston Texans without finalizing a contract and there was never any worry over whether or not he'd sign with the team, but both Mercilus and the Texans will be happy to have a deal done before training camp. The team announced on Thursday that they have signed their first-round pick.

Mercilus had an extremely productive college career and is expected to be a contributor, though not an every down player, right away for Houston. Head coach Gary Kubiak spoke about his minicamp performance in the Texans' release regarding Mercilus' signing.

"He's doing good. He's doing a lot, trying to learn special teams and handling his job outside, so he has a lot on his plate right now. He has a lot of ability and should be able to help us a lot."

Last year at Illinois, Mercilus racked up an impressive 16 sacks and an incredible nine forced fumbles. He was a defensive end in college, but will play outside linebacker in the NFL.

For more on Mercilus and the Texans, head over to Battle Red Blog and SB Nation Houston.

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