Packers sign fourth-round pick McMillian

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Safety Jerron McMillian is the first Green Bay Packers rookie to officially sign with the team.

McMillian’s agent, Abu Toppin, discussed the full terms of the contract on Thursday. McMillian, a fourth-round pick from Maine, received a $300,584 signing bonus and has a first-year salary base of $390,000.

His four-year contract is worth a total of $2.4 million. McMillian’s second-year base salary is $480,000, with a third year at $570,000 and a fourth year at $660,000.

If McMillian plays more than 35 percent of the defensive snaps for Green Bay, his fourth-year salary could bump up significantly, approximately twice as much, to $1.2 million.

McMillian was one of Green Bay’s two fourth-round compensatory picks and was selected 133rd overall.

Known as a big hitter and strong tackler, McMillian could be competing for a starting spot at safety immediately in his rookie season. With the Packers releasing Nick Collins last month due to concerns over his health following a serious neck injury, McMillian and Charlie Peprah will likely be the two main options to take Collins’ spot in the secondary next to Morgan Burnett. There is also the possibility Charles Woodson could switch to safety from cornerback, but Woodson opposed that idea last season.

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