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Iron Bowl trio signs first NFL contracts

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jermaine Burton catches the football during practice on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, in Cincinnati.

Three more players with Alabama football roots have signed their first contracts after being selected in last month’s NFL Draft, according to the league’s transaction report on Tuesday.

Former Alabama wide receiver Jermaine Burton signed with the Cincinnati Bengals after being selected 80th overall on April 26.

Former Auburn cornerbacks DJ James (Spanish Fort) and Nehemiah Pritchett (Jackson) signed with the Seattle Seahawks. Pritchett was the 136th selection and James was the 192nd selection on April 27.

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Burton signed a four-year contract worth approximately $5.821 million.

Pritchett signed a four-year contract worth approximately $4.399 million.

James signed a four-year contract worth approximately $4.204 million.

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All players called up receive a four-year contract.

The values ​​of those contracts are based on the pick number, the NFL’s salary cap of $255.4 million for the 2024 season and this year’s rookie compensation pool in a formula set forth in the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players’ association .

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Mark Inabinett is a sportscaster for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.

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