Cards forever, Keith Keksey and Cole Hikutini both have signed rookie free agent deals in the NFL.
Kelsey was given a $10,000 signing bonus from the Pittsburgh Steelers and his deal is for 3 years worth $1,665,000. Kelsey will receive $465,000 as a rookie and will receive $90,000 raises each year of the contract. However, this contract is only valid if he makes the team and will be a restricted free agent in 2020.
The Steelers gave $10,000 signing bonuses to two undrafted free agents: guard Ethan Cooper, and linebacker Keith Kelsey.
— Ian Whetstone (@IanWhetstone) May 10, 2017
Cole Hikutini signed a 3 year deal with the San Fransico 49ers. His deal is worth $1,675,000, of which $10,000 is a signing bonus. He will earn $468,333 as a rookie with $90,000 raises each year of the contract. Hikutini will be a restricted free agent in 2020. Cole’s contract is only valid if he makes the roster.
Odds of making the roster (from SB Niner Nation)
“San Francisco is probably his best chance of making the NFL, since the team doesn’t have a single indispensable (or even impressive) tight end on the roster, and GM John Lynch is clearly not reluctant to remake this roster. To survive, Hikutini will have to beat out one of the team’s veterans, demonstrate special teams value, and show that he’s recovered more from his injury.”