Cowboys Sign 5th Round Receiver Devin Street


IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys continued with the signing of their 2014 rookie class on Friday, inking fifth-round pick Devin Street to a four-year contract.

The terms of the current NFL CBA don't provide rookies with much wiggle room in contract negotiations, which has made it relatively common to see rookies sign before and during team OTAs in the spring. The Cowboys signed all five of their seventh-round picks during the course of their rookie minicamp last weekend.

The details of Street's deal haven't been disclosed, but his draft order paints a decent picture of what to expect. Street was taken No. 146 overall, and last year's 146th pick, defensive end Quanterus Smith, received a four-year deal worth $2.35 million – including a $192,000 signing bonus. [embedded_ad]

Cowboys coaches have talked repeatedly about Street's flexibility and experience in a pro-style offense. He set the career receptions record at Pittsburgh with 202, and many view him as a possibility to contend for the slot receiver spot.

As has been the case in recent seasons, the Cowboys are working backward in signing their draft picks, starting with the most inexpensive contracts. They have now signed their seventh-rounders and their fifth-rounder in Street.

First-rounder Zack Martin, second-rounder DeMarcus Lawrence and fourth-rounder Anthony Hitchens have yet to sign.

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