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Oakland Raiders begin signing 2012 draft class

As the Oakland Raiders wrap up the OTA portion of their offseason program on Thursday, the club has begun signing its 2012 draft picks. The Raiders announced that fifth-round defensive end Jack Crawford, sixth-round defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi and seventh-round linebacker Nathan Stupar have inked four-year contracts.

Financial terms of the contracts were not disclosed. As the 158th overall pick in the draft, Crawford's signing bonus is projected to be $182,424. Bilukidi was selected with the 189th overall pick and is expected to receive a bonus of $103,864, while Stupar's signing bonus is expected to be worth $50,352 as the 230th overall pick.

The 6-foot-5, 274-pound Crawford had 14 sacks and 26.5 tackles for a loss during his four-year career at Penn State and is expected to compete for a role in the team's defensive end rotation. Bilukidi is a 6-foot-5, 311-pounder who had 10 sacks at Georgia State and could provide depth as an interior pass-rusher. Stupar played both inside and outside linebacker at Penn State, but is projected to play inside as a backup to Rolando McClain.

With Crawford, Bilukidi and Stupar signing, third-round offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom, fourth-round linebacker Miles Burris and fifth-round wide receiver Juron Criner are the Raiders' three remaining unsigned picks.

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