New York Jets, rookie Jamal Adams agree to deal

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Just eight days before Jets first-round pick Jamal Adams will report to training camp, the former LSU safety agreed to his rookie contract. The news was first reported by his agency.

The No. 6 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft was named a First Team All-SEC member by the Associated Press in his final season, during which he tallied 76 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one interceptions.

All first-round picks have a structured salary and Jamal Adams will make $22.3 million with a $14.3 million signing bonus over four years. His contract will also include a fifth-year team-option.

Adams became the highest defensive back taken in the draft since the Dallas Cowboys selected now-Jet cornerback Morris Claiborne in 2012.

With Adams signed, there are just five unsigned rookies in the NFL, including four first-round picks. The Jets have signed their entire rookie class.

About Max Marcilla

Max is a sophomore broadcast journalism major at the University of Maryland. He is the news director for WMUC Sports, a reporter for The Left Bench TV and the co-owner of New York Jet Fuel, a site dedicated to covering the New York Jets. You can contact Max at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @MMarcilla98.

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