The Cincinnati Bengals are closing in on having all of their draft picks in the fold, as it was announced that many day two and three picks have recently signed their rookie deals. Former USC defensive back Josh Shaw is a polarizing player for a couple of reasons, but the Bengals apparently have big plans for him in the years ahead.
Here is the breakdown of Shaw's rookie deal:
SIGNING BONUS: $493,724
As you can see, Shaw's signing bonus of $493,724 is about double what fifth-round pick C.J. Uzomah received on his recent deal, which included a signing bonus of $212,762. Shaw's total base salary is 2.28 million, which is actually identical to the picks the team made in the fifth, sixth and seventh rounds.
Here is the full breakdown of Shaw's contract:
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