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Steelers Sign First Round Draft Pick LB Ryan Shazier

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their second week of OTA practices on Thursday and they also wrapped up a contract with first-round draft pick, linebacker Ryan Shazier.

Shazier, an Ohio State product, signed a four-year contract that should total out at around $9.5 million and include a signing bonus somewhere in the neighborhood of $5.234 million

Based on where he was drafted, a good portion of Shazier’s contract should be fully guaranteed. It also will include a fifth-year option that the Steelers can pick up.

Shazier is expected to start at inside linebacker for the Steelers in 2014 after registering 101 tackles, 22.5 for losses last season for the Buckeyes.

The Steelers now have six of their nine draft picks under contract as only Stephon Tuitt, Dri Archer and Martavis Bryant remain unsigned.

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