Giants close deal for Prince Amukamara

Thursday opened with three first-round draft picks unsigned and they were taken care of in quick succession,

New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara finalized a deal late in the evening to become the final selection from the round to agree to terms. The four-year contract includes a guarantee for about half of the fourth and final year of the deal. Picks in the range Amukamara was in were forced to haggle over a full guarantee for their deals.

The Nebraska cornerback has a deal now, though, on the day that free agents were permitted to begin practicing with their teams and who in recent memory can recall all first rounders being signed by Aug. 4?

Earlier in the day, the San Diego Chargers agreed to terms with defensive tackle Corey Liuget and the New England Patriots followed by signing offensive tackle Nate Solder.

Hopefully, the new collective bargaining agreement will lead to more seamless negotiations for draft picks. We’ve got 10 years to see how the system works.

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