Falcons rookie contract numbers

Falcons top draft pick Peter Konz is bringing back the Dirty Bird. (Curtis Compton/CCompton@ajc.com)

Falcons top draft pick Peter Konz is bringing back the Dirty Bird. (Curtis Compton/CCompton@ajc.com)

FLOWERY BRANCH – The Falcons are still working on defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi’s rookie contract, but the numbers are in for all of the other deals.

–Second-round pick Peter Konz signed a four-year deal worth $3.588 million, with a signing bonus of $1.049 million. A total of $1,603,010 of his deal is guaranteed.

–Third-round pick Lamar Holmes signed a four-year deal worth $2.633 million, with a signing bonus of $533,600.

–Fifth-round pick Bradie Ewing signed a four-year deal worth $2.28 million, with a signing bonus of $184,192.

–Sixth-round pick Charles Mitchell signed a four-year contract worth $2.201 million, with a signing bonus of $101,672.

–Seventh-round pick Travian Robertson signed a four-year contract worth $2.145 million, with a signing bonus of $45,896.

All of the rookie deals have base salaries of $390,000, $480,000, $570,000 and $660,000.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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cb

May 18th, 2012
3:40 pm

Buckeye

May 18th, 2012
3:40 pm

First and Last

Buckeye

May 18th, 2012
3:41 pm

SavannahFalconsFan

May 18th, 2012
3:43 pm

Is Jonathan Massaquoi on vacation or something? Let’s get him signed! He needs to be on the field. I have high hopes for him making an impact this year! Maybe…..

G-Man

May 18th, 2012
3:44 pm

Wonder how much cap space we have left.

Falcons

May 18th, 2012
3:49 pm

I LOVE the new CBA and Rookie Wage Scale. This is exactly how college kids need to be paid coming into the NFL before the prove themselves.

Falcons

May 18th, 2012
3:50 pm

Bradie Ewing signed a four-year deal worth $2.28 million vs. Ovie who was set to make close to $3 million for just this season coming off of a bad knee injury. Nice!

Jesse

May 18th, 2012
4:07 pm

They should put those signing bonuses in an account (that earns interest) and never touch them until they retire.

SeenThisB4

May 18th, 2012
4:21 pm

It’s way too early to sign the rookies. Just like the falcan’ts, susceptible to premature actions.

AlanFalcon

May 18th, 2012
5:10 pm

SeenThisB4,a question, what team are you the GM, Head Coach and Head Scout?
I’ve never seen anyone with all the right answers but just to let you know, none of yours are right on, go back to sleep.

scott

May 18th, 2012
5:16 pm

@seenthisb4, why is it too early? they have a wage scale, its not exactly like there is much negotiating room on either side. So whats the purpose of waiting to sign the exact same contract now or in 2 weeks or a month. your ignorance is astounding.

johnm

May 18th, 2012
5:20 pm

@ seen this b4- just kill yourself allready

SeenThisB4

May 18th, 2012
5:54 pm

Ask Chad Jones. He’s the epitome of why you don’t sign draft picks early.

Monday Morning QB

May 18th, 2012
6:04 pm

@ SeenThisB4

I guess the Aints aren’t worried about signing Brees too early. LOL

Losers and Cheaters

hiramsaint

May 18th, 2012
6:24 pm

heres some #’s— big $’s and no talent=no chance AGAIN this year. Check out pat yasinkas blog and he’ll tell you the rest of the nfc south will be chasing the Saints again this year and also the nfl.com power rankings where the failclowns are at # 17 and as expected…slightly below average

Monday Morning QB

May 18th, 2012
6:32 pm

Hiramsaint – Your Super Bowl was ill gotten gains and ancient history. The Saints are in decline and will soon be back in the cellar.

You have no coach
You have no conrtact for your QB
You have no class

1eyedJack

May 18th, 2012
6:32 pm

Aints fans, get you grocery sacks ready.

1eyedJack

May 18th, 2012
6:33 pm

steven a smith

May 18th, 2012
7:09 pm

SeenThisB4

May 18th, 2012
4:21 pm

I have seen many of your posts. I have no doubt in my mind that you took the “Short Bus” to school.
I can not take your opinions seriously…

SeenThisB4

May 18th, 2012
7:10 pm

@MMQB: You are correct, the Saints aren’t worried about signing their franchise QB too early. Seems like you’re more worried about it. Or is it, that you’re desperately hoping that Brees sits out the year? You’re probably counting down the minutes to the signing deadline in July. I guess if I were a falcan’t fan, that’s what I would be beseeching God for. But, rest assured mmqb, I will affirm that Drew will get signed to a long term contract, be the highest paid QB in the history of the league, and end up retiring as a Saint; after several more years of pummelling the falcan’ts into submission.

So yeah MMQB, I know that the Saints aren’t pressing to get Drew signed, and I am not in the least bit concerned, cause I know they will, in due time, in due time.

@1eyedJack: The best Drew Brees play last year? Yeah, you know it: on the pass where he broke Marino’s passing record, when I and everyone else in the Superdome knew he was going to pass, when the ESPN announcers knew he was going to pass, when everybody watching on television at home knew he was going to pass, when the falcan’t defense knew he was going to pass: What did he do? He passed! Broke the record while simultaneously scoring a touchdown, on your team. Warms the cackles of my heart. LOL! And the best part: You remember it too! Get your handkerchiefs ready, all of you. LOL!

Monday Morning QB

May 18th, 2012
7:15 pm

@ SeenThis B4

Seldom right and wrong again. I didn’t even know when the deadline was and I do suspect the Aints will sign him soon. The problem is the front office has created an issue where one should have never existed. That “Magic” relationship is forever damaged no matter how slightly and with your lousy defense and coaching situation you need all the good will you can get. Get ready for thud.

Delbert D.

May 18th, 2012
7:19 pm

It is possible that Brees is fed up enough with this Saints mess to sit out the season. If that happens, does he automatically retain his franchise player tag for 2013?

SeenThisB4

May 18th, 2012
7:24 pm

@MMQB: The Saints front office hasn’t created any issue, except in your mind, and in the minds of reporters and bloggers that don’t have a stake in the management of player contracts. This is going to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest contract in league history, so they should not only be deliberate and calculating about it, the last thing they need is to react to public pressure and perceptions. Loomis has never, ever made a stupid player personnel blunder, and I am sure he is not about to start. And when Drew signs the richest contract in league history, he’s going to have a huge smile on his face.

As for our coaching situation, the Saints are not only deep on the roster, they are deep at the coaching ranks to boot. The command years of experience together and knowledge of the game. The Saints won 14 games last year with a mediocre defense, and have made several additions during this offseasen to augment it while weakening yours by signing one of your better defenders. They are going to pick up right were they left off at. But, me saying it won’t convince you, I’ll let them do it for me in the fall.

Mark Ingram

May 18th, 2012
7:25 pm

Man, my knee is killing me right now.

SeenThisB4

May 18th, 2012
7:27 pm

@ Delbert D: That won’t happen, but let’s say he does sit out. The Saints can still franchise him next year and the year after. So, what is the benefit for him to sit out? Nothing. He won’t sit out. He’ll get signed to a long term contract.

SeenThisB4

May 18th, 2012
7:28 pm

It should be Mark Ingram, after all you spent the whole day rehabbing today. Go take the rest of the night off, we’ll see you back tomorrow. You’ll be ready by camp.

Drew Brees

May 18th, 2012
7:29 pm

Hey Mark, can I borrow a couple of dollars? I’m a little short. You getting paid but they don’t wanna show me no love. This is so frustrating right now.

Jon Vilma

May 18th, 2012
7:32 pm

Hey Mark and Drew, you guys need to STFU I don’t know where my next meal is coming from. Why is everybody always picking on me? I only got 1 good year left. :(

SeenThisB4

May 18th, 2012
7:33 pm

Yeah, Mickey Loomis has Drew Brees frustrated, maybe the falcan’t defense should study some of that film, since the falcan’s defense has never been able to frustrate Drew.

Greg

May 18th, 2012
7:37 pm

3rd-round pick Lamar Holmes gets 4 years at $2.633, and 5th-round pick Bradie Ewing gets $2.28 million? Mmmm. Seems they either went light on Lamar or heavy on Bradie.

Mark Ingram

May 18th, 2012
7:38 pm

Vilma calm down dude, UPS is hiring. Dang is it raining outside? My knee is starting to swell. Man, I wish coach was here to give me some Vicodin. Oops, I hope Loomis is not taping this. Disregard last statement!

SeenThisB4

May 18th, 2012
7:41 pm

@Greg: Holmes’ signing bonus was three times bigger than Bradie.

Marcus Inhram

May 18th, 2012
7:43 pm

I am not Mark Ingram. My knee is really big right now but I am not Mark Ingram. My coach does not steal Vicodin from the training room. Dang it, I mean the Saints coach does not steal Vicodin from the training room. I am not Mark Ingram.

Delbert D.

May 18th, 2012
7:47 pm

@SeenThisB4 “So, what is the benefit for him to sit out?”

No concussions for at least a year.

SeenThisB4

May 18th, 2012
7:48 pm

Well, it appears as if the lamebrains are making their evening rounds through the AJC. So, adieu falcan’t fans, I’m not much for dialogue with the kindergartner flunkies. STB4, signing out.

GEAUX SAINTS!!!

Drew Brees

May 18th, 2012
7:50 pm

Just a few more game checks and I can finally get my dead twin brother Boil removed from my cheek bone. He is the one holding out guys, I wanted to sign the franchise tag. Truth moment.

Delbert D.

May 18th, 2012
7:50 pm

“Oops, I hope Loomis is not taping this.”

Loomis is busy installing a secret communications system for Payton to call the plays even as he is under Sunday surveillance by Goodell’s goon squad.

keeping it real

May 18th, 2012
8:16 pm

Guys if you want to let the idiot saints fans take over the blog just keep on doing what you are doing. If you ignore them, we can have an intelligent discussion about things concerning the Falcons. Just saying.

falCANS

May 18th, 2012
10:32 pm

Not sure bout these picks but kudos Rich McKay. In TD we trust

Michael M.

May 18th, 2012
10:48 pm

LMAO at The Aint turd lovers !

cwltank

May 19th, 2012
2:36 am

Keeping it real you are absolutely correct. Also, I love what the Falcons did these past few years. However, I think last year they held on and signed a few guys that did not meet expectations. I will give you a few hints, Schillinger, Jerry, Mier and Baker. And for the record, I do not think they will make it past the 2nd cut.

Look at the comments by the disparate Failcant fans

May 19th, 2012
7:59 am

Lmao…what a pathetic group of bottom feeders…Saints are better, fact…everyone knows it but you….delusional….and sad…..

Look at the comments by the disparate Failcant fans

May 19th, 2012
8:00 am

Hey, FAILCANT fans, where is your SB ring??? Oh yeah….ya got nothing and never will…

moe

May 19th, 2012
8:52 am

SeenThisB4 here in the ATL , we like to win the right way not by takeing out an player , I hope your stay in the ATL some of this will come off on you ….. and I hope they do sign hem no one here , in these blog whats to see that(hem not bing sign ) so not worry little guy , your saver of your little town , can come here and get his buutttt beat down just loke the other will ……….oh by the way yes you have a SB ring so why so much hate , and you are live in a better city that takes better care of you and family , so please tell me why so much hate , is it because it is better here ? in THE A i think that it ……….

SeenThisB4

May 19th, 2012
9:35 am

@ moe:

Sorry dude, but I live in New Orleans.

As for the rest of your post, it’s hard to follow your broken english, is your keyboard malfunctioning?

SimpleDawg

May 19th, 2012
9:44 am

To all of you arguing with the Aints trolls:

“Don’t debate with an idiot, he’ll bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.”

And, those around you become confused as to who’s who.

D man

May 19th, 2012
9:45 am

These Saints fans crack me up. I guess they need something to laugh about with the state their team is in. Shameful times in the French quarters. My Falcons have a better team than last year and will be much improved. We are young and improving every year. It’s just a matter of time until we win our Super Bowl but the uphill climb is fun to be a part of. GO FALCONS!!!

SeenThisB4

May 19th, 2012
10:02 am

@ D man:

Your own fans complained endlessly about the falcan’ts lack of action during free agency. You may think you have a better team this year, but that’s just your opinion, and not based on fact.

Sure, one day the falcan’ts will win a Superbowl. Question is: Will it happen in your lifetime? LOL!

JSS

May 19th, 2012
10:20 am

Another hijacked blog…

hiramsaint

May 19th, 2012
11:23 am

wow , with all the gutteral attacks on the Saints in this blog i can tell 1 thing , the failclowns are already worrying about the sweep by the Saints thats coming again this year. maybe no coach , gm, or qb is better than a bad coach , gm and qb !