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Ravens, Bears get early jump on signing 2013 NFL draft picks

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The Ravens have signed six of their 10 draft picks (USA Today Sports Images)

Less than one week after the conclusion of the 2013 NFL draft, 10 of the 253 players selected have agreed to terms on a four-year rookie contract.

The Chicago Bears, led by their vice president of football administration Cliff Stein, are annually the first team out of the gate when it comes to signing their draft class. All six members of the Bears' 2012 draft class were signed by May 15 and the club is on pace to match that effort.

The Bears have already announced that four of their six picks in 2013 — fourth-round linebacker Khaseem Greene, fifth-round offensive tackle Jordan Mills, sixth-round linebacker Cornelius Washington and seventh-round wide receiver Marquess Wilson — have already agreed to contract, leaving first-round offensive lineman Kyle Long and second-round linebacker Jon Bostic as their unsigned picks before a rookie mini-camp begins on May 10.

In terms of volume, the Baltimore Ravens have been busier as vice president of football administration Pat Moriarty has reached agreement with six of his team's 10 draft picks, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports. As is the case with the Bears, the mid-to-late round picks on the Ravens have reached deals.

Fourth-round fullback Kyle Juszczyk, fifth-round offensive tackle Ricky Wagner, sixth-round defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore, sixth-round offensive lineman Ryan Jensen, seventh-round wide receiver Aaron Mellette and seventh-round cornerback Marc Anthony have deals in place with the Ravens that will likely be signed before the players take the field for the team's three-day rookie mini-camp begins on Friday.

The Ravens have four players unsigned, including first-round safety Matt Elam, who is still operating without an agent. Elam's contract will be worth around $6.7 million with around $5.4 million in guaranteed money, including a signing bonus of exactly $3,301,456.

With NFL teams holding rookie mini-camps over the next two weekends, more draft picks are expected to sign their four-year rookie contracts. Last offseason, 183 of the 253 players drafted, 72.3 percent of the class, had signed contracts by or on May 31. That group included 11 first-round picks, who in the previous collective bargaining agreement, took a little longer to reach deals.

"Shutdown Corner" has obtained the official, team-by-team rookie pool numbers, which show the maximum amount of Year One salary cap dollars that teams are permitted to spend on their draft picks. That list, along with when each teams will conduct their rookie mini-camp, is below. We've also included the minimum amounts of Year One salary cap dollars that teams are permitted to spend on their draft picks.

Arizona Cardinals (May 10-12) - $6,791,557 max. / $5,096,138 min.
Atlanta Falcons (May 3-5) - $4,788,706 max. / $4,499,953 min.
Baltimore Ravens (May 3-5) - $5,517,713 max. / $5,453,022 min.
Buffalo Bills (May 10-12) - $5,666,842 max. / $4,781,200 min.
Carolina Panthers (May 10-12) - $3,991,541 max. / $3,217,443 min.
Chicago Bears (May 10-12) - $4,032,730 max. / $3,625,917 min.
Cincinnati Bengals (May 10-12) - $6,322,645 max. / $5,612,732 min.
Cleveland Browns (May 10-12) - $4,816,549 max. / $3,024,120 min.
Dallas Cowboys (May 10-12) - $4,525,146 max. / $4,284,943 min.
Denver Broncos (May 10-12) - $4,300,731 max. / $4,099,329 min.
Detroit Lions (May 10-12) - $7,548,266 max. / $4,973,932 min.
Green Bay Packers (May 10-12) - $6,131,322 max. / $5,902,831 min.
Houston Texans (May 10-12) - $5,315,998 max. / $5,092,408 min.
Indianapolis Colts (May 10-12) - $4,206,579 max. / $3,966,608 min.
Jacksonville Jaguars (May 3-5) - $7,693,548 max. / $4,584,141 min.
Kansas City Chiefs (May 10-12) - $7,415,574 max. / $4,502,308 min.
Miami Dolphins (May 3-5) - $7,839,986 max . (*-league high) / $5,200,912 min.
Minnesota Vikings (May 3-5) - $6,849,789 max. / $6,310,060 min.
New England Patriots (May 3-5) - $3,750,922 max. / $3,620,927 min.
New Orleans Saints (May 10-12) - $3,704,771 max. / $3,169,997 min.
New York Giants (May 10-12) - $4,604,779 max. / $4,153,083 min.
New York Jets (May 10-12) - $6,916,579 max. / $4,896,618 min.
Oakland Raiders (May 10-12) - $6,405,868 max. / $5,409,852 min.
Philadelphia Eagles (May 10-12) - $7,408,442 max. / $4,569,557 min.
Pittsburgh Steelers (May 3-5) - $5,645,618 max. / $5,089,750 min.
St. Louis Rams (May 10-12) - $6,118,616 max. / $4,911,791 min.
San Diego Chargers (May 10-12) - $4,877,639 max. / $3,666,254 min.
San Francisco 49ers (May 10-12) - $6,751,737 max. / $6,074,294 min.
Seattle Seahawks (May 10-12) - $5,126,349 max. / $5,068,875 min.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (May 3-5) - $3,338,674 max. / $3,018,242 min.
Tennessee Titans (May 10-12) - $6,115,746 max. / $4,684,783 min.
Washington Redskins (May 3-5) - $3,500,346 max. / $3,378,378 min.

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