Now that the NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror and there are several former Virginia Tech football players around the league, contracts are being signed as the ex-Hokies begin their professional careers.
On the eve of their first rookie minicamp that began Friday, cornerback Greg Stroman and defensive tackle Tim Settle signed their contracts with the Washington Redskins. The former high school and college teammates each signed four-year deals.
According to Spotrac, the best site in analyzing NFL salary-cap data and contracts, Settle’s four-year deal has a total value of $2.73 million, with a fully-guaranteed signing bonus of $268,000. Settle’s base salary will $480,000 in 2018.
Stroman’s four-year pact is for a total of $2.54 million, with a guaranteed signing bonus of $75,776.
Settle is a lock to make the roster. Stroman will battle second-year corner Josh Holsey—a seventh-round pick a year ago—for the final cornerback spot on Washington’s roster. Stroman’s ability as a punt returner could punch his ticket onto the Redskins’ 53-man roster this fall.
Best of luck to both Tim and Greg from us here at Gobbler Country as they begin their NFL careers. We’ll continue to keep you posted when former Hokies sign their first NFL contracts in the coming days and weeks.