Al13 said:6 year must be minimum, rather 7 years
Under the leagueÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s collective-bargaining agreement, signing bonuses may be prorated three years past the last capped year in the contract, which is 2006. The NFL and NFL Players Union are in talks to extend the CBA, which expires after the 2007 season.
Fitzgerald signed a six-year contract with the Cardinals on Aug. 2, 2004. ESPN.com reported that the deal is worth a rookie record $60 million and includes $20 million in guaranteed money.
The Raiders have signed No. 2 overall pick Robert Gallery to a seven-year contract worth a reported $60 million, according to the Oakland Tribune. Gallery's signing bonus was said to be around $14 million.