Draft Picks Baron Batch and Others Inked, Woodley Soon

Reports show that Woodley’s deal is expected to go through later today. It looks like after the cuts made so far (Starks, ARE and others) that the Steelers will have enough Cap room to sign both Willie Colon, who they’ve been in talks with, and Lamar Woodley.

Baron Batch was spotted in the lunch room at camp, which means that he’s been inked. Drafted rookies get 4 year deals, and Undrafted Rookie Free Agents get 3 year deals if signed. The Steelers used to prefer to ink the drafted rookies from the 3rd-7th rounds for 3 year deals, but that is no longer allowed under the new CBA.

Assuming that new contract negotiations are well under way for Woodley, we should be seeing something along those lines in the very near future.

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