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Just a day after inking ninth overall pick Luke Kuechly to a four-year deal, $12.58 million deal, the Carolina Panthers locked down their remaining six players in their 2012 draft class Friday morning. Under the collective bargaining agreement, all draft choices receive four-year deals.
Second-round selection, offensive lineman Amini Silatolu, was signed to a four-year contract worth $4.93 million, with nearly $3.1 million in guaranteed money.
Defensive end Frank Alexander (fourth round), wide receiver/kick returner Joe Adams (fourth round), cornerback Josh Norman (fifth round), punter Brad Nortman (sixth round), safety D.J. Campbell (seventh round) were also signed, but the details of their contracts have not been released.
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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.
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