Saturday, July 28, 2007

Harrell: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

As GM Ted Thompson predicted mid-week, all his draft picks would be signed in time for the start of training camp today. With last night's signing of first round draft pick Justin Harrell, Thompson made good on his prediction.

According to a report in today's Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel citing NFL sources, Harrell agreed to a five-year contract worth between $14.5 million and $15 million with all incentives included. Harrell will receive around $8 million in guaranteed money.

It is still not clear, however, whether team doctors will clear Harrell for full participation in camp. They want to make sure that his surgically repaired left biceps tendon is healed sufficiently before exposing him to contact. Given that they held Harrell out of all drills except individual ones during minicamps and OTAs so he'd be ready for the first day of camp, reports speculate that there's a good chance he'll be given the go-ahead today.

So, everyone's present and accounted for. Let the games -- er, the practices -- begin!