Steelers Sign 7th Round Draft Picks David Paulson & Terrence Frederick

The Pittsburgh Steelers have two more of their draft picks now under contract as Ed Bouchette reports via Twitter that both tight end David Paulson and cornerback Terrence Frederick have come to terms on Wednesday.

Both Paulson and Frederick were seventh round compensatory draft picks. Paulson was selected with the 33rd pick in seventh round and 240th overall. Frederick was the 39th pick in the seventh round and 246th overall. Both players will earn base salaries in their four-year deals of $390,000, $480,000, $570,000 and $660,000. The signing bonuses for each are expected to be around $45,000 each. This will total each of their contracts out at around $2.145 million.

Paulson had 67 catches for 1041 yards and 10 touchdowns in 41 games at Oregon. He measured in at the combine at 6031 and weighed 246 pounds. Frederick recorded 205 tackles of which 156 were solos in four seasons at Texas A&M. He had 4 interceptions to go along with 34 passes defensed. He measured in at the combine at 5096 and weighed 187 pounds.

The signing of both Paulson and Frederick now means that the Steelers have 6 of their 9 draft picks under contract with only David DeCastro, Sean Spence and Kelvin Beachum left to sign.

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  • Eric87

    this is 1 good thing about the new CBA. The rookie wage scale seems to help get these guys under contract alot quicker than in previous years

  • Jprankster2005

    Hopefully Paulson can make the team….. I think he will with there other TE under suspension… I hope Pope don’t make the team just because Haley likes him….. If Paulson deserves and out works him hope he get’s the spot…….

  • Eric87

    I think Paulson has good hands, but don’t forget about Wes Lyons at TE as well. This is why I wonder if the Steelers keep 4 TE’S. Even if Paulson goes to the practice squad that would leave 4 when Saunders comes back. Add in David Johnson if Haley doesnt see him as a FB and that would leave a logjam at TE. I believe Jamie Mccoy and Will Johnson are listed as FB’S

  • Reader783

    Does anyone know why we only signed Antonio Brown to a 3 year deal? I don’t think there were any CBA restrictions like that in 2010.

  • SteelersDepot

    Prior to the new CBA, the Steelers always liked to sign players drafted in
    the 3rd round or later to three year deals, while most other teams usually
    opted to sign players to four year deals. With the new CBA, all draft picks
    must be signed to 4 year deals.