Rapoport: What's the holdup?
The new CBA was supposed to make rookie deals easy. Why are most of the top picks unsigned? Ian Rapoport explains. **More ...**
Wright's contract is for four years and valued at $8.2 million, with a signing bonus of $4.47 million, a source with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.
The holdup in the Wright negotiations has been how much of the deal would be guaranteed.
Players selected in the top 16 of the draft have received fully guaranteed contracts, while those selected in the second half of the first round have had a percentage -- typically between 80 and 92 percent -- of the deal guaranteed. However, last year's No. 20 overall pick, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn, bucked that trend while receiving a fully guaranteed contract that Wright's agent likely has cited as precedent in trying to obtain the same for his client.