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CBA slotting makes signing picks easier

The Vikings still have three first-round picks to sign, but the contracts they will receive are pretty well-defined already by the CBA. We take a look at the numbers of those that have already signed and those left to sign.

The Vikings' two-day binge of signing draft picks last week has slowed, but that's hardly cause for concern. This isn't July 20 and this isn't the old days of trying to negotiate rookie contracts under the previous Collective Bargaining Agreement. The procedures in 2013 are much easier and promote faster signings than the pre-2011 method. Rookie contracts are pretty well spelled out: Any player...

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