Steelers get 1st-round pick Devin Bush under contract
On the final day of rookie minicamp Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers got first-round draft pick Devin Bush under contract.
Bush, who was drafted No. 10 overall after the Steelers traded up 10 spots with the Denver Broncos, signed his four-year deal that contains a fifth-year option, which is standard for all first-round draft picks. Bush’s contract is worth $18,871,758 over the four years and is guaranteed.
Bush’s projected signing bonus is $11.744 million, and he is expected to count $3.4 million against the salary cap this season.
With Bush under contract, the Steelers’ only unsigned draft choice is third-round pick Justin Layne.
The Steelers drafted Bush to fill Ryan Shazier’s spot at inside linebacker. In three seasons at Michigan, Bush made 32 starts in 39 games and finished with 194 tackles (20 for loss), 10 sacks, 17 passes defensed and one interception.
Bush was among the 60 players who participated in the three-day minicamp at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. On Friday, he took charge in some drills and called the defensive signals.
“I didn’t feel out of whack. I didn’t feel out of stage,” Bush said. “I just know there’s going to be some hiccups here and there. I’m still learning.”
Joe Rutter is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .