Originally posted on Packers Notes  |  Last updated 7/24/13
Packers and first-round draft pick Datone Jones have yet to come to terms on a contract As of Wednesday morning, 19 of the 32 first-round draft picks from April have signed contracts. Of the 13 unsigned rookies, a whopping 6 fall between picks 22 and 29 – including Green Bay’s Datone Jones at 26. And that comes as absolutely no surprise. People in the know saw this coming for quite some time. The major sticking point between players picked late in round one and the teams that selected them likely has to do with the fourth year of the contracts. Typically, guaranteed money in the fourth year vanishes after pick 22, but a year ago, three teams (Detroit at 23, Pittsburgh at 24 and San Francisco at 30) paid offseason bonus money in year four. You can be sure the players picked in those spots are fighting for the exact same deals, while the players picked in-between are looking to join that exclusive club. The Packers selected Nick Perry at No. 28 a year ago and signed the linebacker to a four-year
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