The Pittsburgh Steelers now have one of their nine 2013 draft picks under contract as it was announced on Thursday morning that fourth-round safety Shamarko Thomas has come to terms.
The four year contract signed by Thomas will total out at just shy of $2.7 million and will include a signing bonus of a little more than $450,000. The base salaries for each of the years are as follows: $405,000, $495,000, $585,000, and $675,000.
Thomas will have a 2013 cap hit of around $518,300.
The Steelers traded a 2014 third round draft pick to the Cleveland Browns to get into the fourth round to select Thomas, who played his college football at Syracuse. At Syracuse, Thomas started 39-of-48 games played, recording 263 tackles and four sacks. Last season, Thomas was named a consensus All-Big East first-team selection and a third-team All-American by the NFL Draft Report as he started all 13 games and collected a career-high 88 tackles.