The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed fifth-round pick Kevin Pamphile to a CBA-mandated four-year deal, the team has announced. This comes a couple of days after the Bucs signed Kadeem Edwards and Robert Herron to their own four-year deals. As was the case last season, the Bucs appear to be working down the list of draftees in (roughly) reverse drafting order.
Pamphile will likely receive a $198,500 bonus and base salaries of $420,000 in 2014, $510,000 in 2015, $600,000 in 2016 and $690,000 in 2017 for a total four-year value of $2,418,500, if Over The Cap's excellent estimates are once again correct.
The Bucs have just three draft picks left to sign: third-rounder Charles Sims, second-rounder Austin Seferian-Jenkins and first-rounder Mike Evans. Getting their rookies under contract shouldn't take too long. The negotiations are largely formalities as precedents have been set and there simply isn't much room to negotiate under the 2011 CBA.