Falcons finalize rookie deal with Vic Beasley

BY foxsports • June 15, 2015

The eighth overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft is now officially under contract. The Atlanta Falcons and outside linebacker Vic Beasley have agreed to a four-year deal worth $14.5 million, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com.

Ledbetter was also quick to point out that Beasley got an increase in pay over the eighth pick in last year's draft, Justin Gilbert.

"Beasley, who’s represented by Atlanta super-agent Todd France, received an increase over the deal that last season’s eighth overall pick, Justin Gilbert, signed with Cleveland. He received a four-year deal worth $12.83 million, which included a $7.6 million signing bonus." Ledbetter explained.

His contract also included an $8.8 million signing bonus, but before signing his deal, he was the only drafted rookie on the roster who hadn't signed their deal yet. Fortunately, that's all a done deal now and he can focus purely on football moving forward.

(h/t AJC.com)

Photo Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

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