BY: ED COLE
TEMPE, Ariz. – Tackle D.J. Humphries was the only Cardinals draftee to not have a contract. The other six – David Johnson, Markus Golden, Shaq Riddick, Gerald Christian, J.J. Nelson and Rodney Gunter – all signed their four-year contracts.
Now all seven are signed after Humphries and the Cardinals came to terms on a four-year deal on Monday.
NFL Media analyst Ian Rapoport is reporting the contract is worth $8.9 million over the four years, with Humphries getting a $4.74 million signing bonus.
The #AZCardinals signed first OT DJ Humphries to a 4-year, $8.9M deal with a $4.74M signing bonus
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 1, 2015
Arizona selected Humphries with the 24th overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of the University of Florida. During Humphries’ three years in Gainseville, Fla., he played in 29 games (19 starts) for the Gators before declaring himself eligible for the NFL Draft. Humphries started all 10 games in his junior season and helped Florida rush for 100+ yards in each of them.
Humphries was a Sporting News Freshman All-American and was named to the SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman team in 2012 after playing in all 12 games (three starts).