Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/25/13
The Green Bay Packers completed negotiations with their draft class Wednesday when first-round pick Datone Jones agreed to terms on a contract. The Packers had completed negotiations and signed their other 10 draft picks weeks ago leaving only Jones left to be done. Since a rookie wage scale was introduced two years ago with the new collective bargaining agreement holdouts have been few and far between. Most salaries are slotted based on where a player was selected. The defensive end's four-year deal came in at $7.716 million and included a signing bonus of $3.992 million. The guarantees in the contract total $6.259 million. Jones the 26th selection overall from UCLA will report for his physical with the rest of the team at 6 a.m. Thursday. He is expected to sign his contract in the morning. The team's first practice is 8:20 a.m. Friday. The rookie wage scale sets minimum and maximum salary cap limits for each team based on the number of picks selected and what position. The Packers were given a maximum of $6131322 in salary cap dollars to spend on their draft picks and undrafted rookies. As they normally do the Packers spent most of that cap space.
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