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Eagles agree to terms with five of their eight 2016 NFL Draft picks

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The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with five out of their eight selections from the 2016 NFL Draft, according to an official announcement from the team. The following players are now under contract:

5th (153) - Wendell Smallwood, RB, West Virginia - [READ MORE]
6th (196) - Blake Countess, DB, Auburn - [READ MORE]
7th (233) - Jalen Mills, S, LSU - [READ MORE]
7th (240) - Alex McCalister, DE, Florida - [READ MORE]
7th  (251) - Joe Walker, LB, Oregon - [READ MORE]

The Eagles agreed to terms with these rookies so quickly because now that contracts are slotted, there isn't much room for negotiation. The deals are standard four-year contracts.

These contracts ensure that the players will be eligible to practice in training camp this summer. The Eagles have until then to sign their remaining three unsigned picks.

Signed Rookies

RB Wendell Smallwood
DB Blake Countess
S Jalen Mills
DE Alex McCalister
LB Joe Walker

Unsigned Rookies

QB Carson Wentz
OG Isaac Seumalo
OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai