The Colts have signed five of their seven 2021 draft picks, per Stephen Holder.
Colts rookies are rolling in for this weekend’s rookie camp, and five of them have now signed their contracts.— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) May 6, 2021
First-round pick Kwity Paye, 2nd-round pick Dayo Odeyingo, 5th-round pick Shawn Davis and 7th-round picks Michael Strachan and Will Fries are now under contract.
First-round pick Kwity Paye, 2nd-round pick Dayo Odeyingbo, 5th-round pick Shawn Davis and 7th-round picks Michael Strachan and Will Fries have signed their rookie deals. 6th-round pick Sam Ehlinger and 4th-round pick Kylan Granson have not signed yet.
Although, it’s likely only a matter of time before both Ehlinger and Granson sign their rookie deals, too.
For Paye, his contract is a 4-year deal with a fifth-year option worth $13.64 million and with a $7.3 million signing bonus, per NFL Update.
The #Colts have signed first-round pick DE Kwity Paye, making him the first Round 1 pick to sign. Four-year deal with a fifth-year option worth $13.645M with a $7.3M signing bonus.— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) May 6, 2021
As of right now, the only other contract details are for the team’s 7th-round pick, Will Fries. Fries’ contract is a 4-year, $3.66 million deal with an $85,376 signing bonus, per Mike Chappell.
Fries due 4 yr, $3.66m contract with $85,376 SB https://t.co/yvGrWS5nkJ— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) May 6, 2021
Additionally, the team also announced the dates for their offseason. Rookie minicamp will be this coming weekend, OTAs on May 25-27, June 2-4, and June 7-10. Lastly, mandatory minicamp will be June 15-17, per Kevin Bowen.
#Colts offseason dates announced:— Kevin Bowen (@KBowen1070) May 6, 2021
-Rookie minicamp this weekend
-OTAs: May 25-27, June 2-4, June 7-10
-Mandatory Minicamp: June 15-17
While we’d normally get to see the rookies — at least somewhat — during their minicamp, due to COVID restrictions, the rookie camp won’t consist of actual practices, per Stephen Holder.
And before you ask, no we will not have the usual rookie camp that consists of actual practices. Covid restrictions mean they can’t field the same number of tryout players, so they won’t have enough bodies for the usual rookie camp format.— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) May 6, 2021
In other words, this likely means that fans — if they’re allowed to attend training camp this year — won’t get to see the rookies “in action” until that time.