As the Houston Texans begin training camp, they are able to sign their 2013 draft picks to contracts.
Their first-round draft choice DeAndre Hopkins signed a four-year contract worth $7.626 million. In the deal negotiated by his agent Hadley Engelhard, Hopkins receives a signing bonus of $3.926 million. The first three years of the contract are guaranteed.
Hopkins gets base salaries of $405,000, $751,668, $1.098 million and $1 million. He has a roster bonus of $445,004 in the fourth year that’s not guaranteed.
Safety D.J. Swearinger signed a four-year contract as well, worth $3.49 million. Swearinger receives a signing bonus of $920,000. Offensive tackle Brennan Williams signed a four year deal worth $2.73 million. Williams will receive a signing bonus of $542,000.
The Texans didn’t hesitate signing their class as coach Gary Kubiak always brings in the rookies early for conditioning and orientation. They spend two hours a day on conditioning Monday through Thursday. When the veterans report on Friday, two-a-day drills begin.