Cardinals gave signing bonuses, salary guarantees to 9 undrafted rookies

The Arizona Cardinals signed undrafted rookie free agents following the NFL draft. Originally, it appeared that only two players got any signing bonus or guaranteed money in their salaries.

It took a while for the final contract numbers to come in, but now Over the Cap shows that nine of the 10 undrafted rookies the Cardinals signed initially got at least a signing bonus and some received salary guarantees for 2023.

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TE Blake Whiteheart

Whiteheart gets the most guarantees of all the UDFAs.

He received a signing bonus of $15,000 (tied for the second most among the UDFAs) and $200,000 of his 2023 salary is fully guaranteed. In all, he gets $215,000 in guaranteed money this year.

DL Jacob Slade

WR Daniel Arias

Arias’ $12,000 signing bonus was exceeded by only three other UDFAs. He also has $75,000 of his 2023 salary guaranteed, giving him $87,000 in total guarantees.

S Kendell Brooks

TE Joel Honigford

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Honigford gets $75,000 in total guarantees. He received a $10,000 signing bonus and $65,000 of his salary in 2023 is fully guaranteed.

RB Emari Demercado

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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Demercado gets $70,000 in total guarantees.

His $15,000 signing bonus was exceeded only by Slade’s, and then he has $55,000 in guaranteed salary.

LB Kyle Soelle

LS Matt Hembrough

CB Quavian White

White did not get any salary guarantees but received a $5,000 signing bonus.

LB Marvin Pierre

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Pierre is the only of the UDFAs with no guarantees listed on Over the Cap.

Story originally appeared on Cards Wire