Steelers ink fourth-round pick Bryant
Clemson wide receiver Martavis Bryant catches a pass for a first down during against the South Carolina State on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C.
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Steelers sign Bryant
The Steelers signed fourth-round draft pick Martavis Bryant to a four-year contract on Monday, leaving them with only two unsigned picks from last month's NFL Draft.
Still to sign are second-round pick Stephon Tuitt, former Notre Dame defensive end, and third-round selection Dri Archer, a running back/wide receiver from Kent State.
First-round pick Ryan Shazier reached terms on Friday.
Bryant, a wide receiver from Clemson, averaged an FBS-record 22.2 yards per reception in three seasons — making 61 catches for 1,354 yards and 13 touchdowns.
He caught seven TD passes last season even while playing in an offense dominated by wide receiver Sammy Watkins, the No. 4 overall pick last month.
Based on the NFL rookie wage scale, Bryant's contract would be worth $2,723,198 with a $439,000 signing bonus and a 2014 salary cap hit of $529,000.
The Steelers called off their scheduled practice Monday on the South Side so coach Mike Tomlin could take the players to a nearby restaurant for a team function.
— Alan Robinson
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