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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with each of their seven draft picks on the eve of their rookie minicamp, including linebacker Luke Kuechly, their first-round selection from Boston College.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deals have not been announced.
All seven draft picks agreed to four-year contracts
Kuechly will get 12.58 million over four years. The Panthers have an option for the fifth year of his contract because he's the ninth overall pick.
In past years it's taken most NFL teams until late July to get rookies under contract but the new collective bargaining agreement has made it much easier to sign rookies since they're all slotted.
The Panthers open a three-day minicamp on Friday.
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The Carolina Panthers enjoyed a busy Thursday, signing seven of their draft selections from last month’s NFL Draft including their top pick, LB Luke Kuechly. Kuechly, out of Boston College was the ninth player selected overall last month and to date is the highest draft pick from the 2012 class to agree to a contract so far. His contract is a four-year deal worth a reported $12...
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