More good news this morning. Bryan Bulaga has come to contract terms with the Green Bay Packers, who drafted him 23rd overall in this year's draft. Spake ESPN:
The Green Bay Packers signed first-round draft pick Bryan Bulaga to a five-year contract on Friday worth $14.75 million, a league source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The deal carries $8.76 million in guaranteed money for Bulaga. With Bulaga's signing, every Green Bay rookie is under contract.
Incidentally, we don't really expect this contract to be carried through all five years. If Bulaga's a bust, Green Bay's not going to spend ~$3 million of non-guaranteed money in 2015. But if his career progresses as expected, with him starting by year 2 or 3, he's going to be far too valuable to the Packers (in his agent's eyes, anyway) to be earning only $3 million by that point; they'd renegotiate for plenty more money by then.
But that's all an issue for then and not now. Now, we celebrate for Bulaga, who has no more barriers to beginning what everyone hopes will be a long and productive NFL career in "The Windy Cheese City" (they call it that, right?).