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Former NC State Players in the NFL: Contract Report



The 2019 NFL season kicked off last night, and NC State has 20 former players on active NFL rosters. Here’s a rundown of each players contract situation.

Center Garrett Bradbury (1st season) – 4 years/$12.9 million/$7.4 million signing bonus/$12.9 million guaranteed/$7.9 million career earnings

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett (4th season) – 2 years (1st year)/$30 million/$13 million signing bonus/$20 million guaranteed/$4.5 million career earnings (prior to new contract)

Linebacker Bradley Chubb (2nd season) – 4 years (2nd year)/$27.3 million/$17.9 million signing bonus/$27.3 million guaranteed/$20.1 million career earnings

Punter A.J. Cole (1st season) – 3 years/$1.8 million/$2,500 signing bonus/$2,500 guaranteed/$497,500 guaranteed

Quarterback Ryan Finley (1st season) – 4 years/$3.3 million/$789,656 signing bonus/$789,656 guaranteed/$1.3 million career earnings

Quarterback Mike Glennon (7th season) – 1 year/$1.95 million/$400,000 signing bonus/$1.4 million guaranteed/$29.3 million career earnings

Wide Receiver Kelvin Harmon (1st season) – 4 years/$2.6 million/$127,840 signing bonus/$127,840 guaranteed/$622,840 career earnings

Place Kicker Stephen Hauschka (12th season) – 2 years (1st year)/$8 million/$1.875 million signing bonus/$5.025 million guaranteed/$23.7 million career earnings

Running Back Nyheim Hines (2nd season) – 4 years (2nd year)/$3.2 million/$724,547 signing bonus/$724,547 guaranteed/$1.775 million career earnings

Defensive End B.J. Hill (2nd season) – 4 years (2nd year)/$4.05 million/$1,029,516 signing bonus/$1,029,516 guaranteed/$2.174 million career earnings

Defensive Tackle Justin Jones (2nd season) – 4 years (2nd year)/$3.6 million/$854,140 signing bonus/$854,140 guaranteed/$1.955 million career earnings

Offensive Guard Ted Larsen (10th season) – 1 year/$1.02 million/$90,000 signing bonus/$90,000 guaranteed/$12.664 million career earnings

Wide Receiver Jakobi Meyers (1st season) – 3 years/$1.765 million/$10,000 signing bonus/$60,000 guaranteed/$505,000 career earnings

Linebacker Germaine Pratt (1st season) – 4 years/$4.08 million/$1,052,884 signing bonus/$1,052,884 guaranteed/$1.55 million career earnings

Offensive Guard Will Richardson (2nd season) – 4 years (2nd year)/$3.062 million/$602,792 signing bonus/$602,792 guaranteed/$1.577 million career earnings

Quarterback Philip Rivers (16th season) – 4 years (4th year)/$83.25 million/$22.5 million signing bonus/$65 million guaranteed/$218.92 million career earnings

Running Back Jaylen Samuels (2nd season) – 4 years (2nd year)/$2.72 million/$258,066 signing bonus/$258,066 guaranteed/$1.31 million career earnings

Offensive Guard J.R. Sweezy (8th season) – 2 years (1st year)/$8 million/$3 million signing bonus/$3 million guaranteed/$25.2 million career earnings

Offensive Guard Joe Thuney (4th season) – 4 years (4th year)/$3.2 million/$773,428 signing bonus/$773,428 guaranteed/$5.12 million career earnings

Quarterback Russell Wilson (8th season) – 4 years (1st year)/$140 million/$65 million signing bonus/$107 million guaranteed/$109.4 million career earnings


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Russell Wilson 5th Fastest to 200 Touchdown Passes



Former NC State Quarterback Russell Wilson threw his 200th career touchdown pass today, becoming the 5th fastest player to do so, bumping Tom Brady out of the Top-5.


Wilson, who is 5’11”, is only the 2nd player in NFL history under 6’0″ to throw for 200 touchdowns.

Wilson finished today 29/35 for 300 yards with 3 touchdowns (QB Rating – 131.0).

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Raiders Sign Former NC State DB Juston Burris



Former NC State cornerback Juston Burris has been signed by the Oakland Raiders after Safety Johnathan Abram was moved to the IR.

Burris was drafted by the Jets in the 4th Round of the 2016 NFL Draft, and played his first two seasons in New York. After the first 4 games of the 2018 season, the Jets cut Burris (he played in all 4 games), and was picked up by the Browns. Burris only played 4 games at Defensive Back for Cleveland after being picked up.

He saw a lot of action in New York his first two seasons, and was even the projected started heading into his second season.

Burris joins to other former NC State players in Oakland, with punter AJ Cole and quarterback Mike Glennon already wearing the Silver and Black.

While at NC State, Burris had 121 tackles, 3 interceptions and 18 pass deflections.

NC State now has 23 former players on active NFL rosters.

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Chargers Sign CB Dontae Johnson



Former NC State Cornerback Dontae Johnson was  signed by the Los Angeles Chargers yesterday.

Johnson reunited with the 49ers this offseason, the team that drafted him in the 4th round back in 2014. Johnson played his first 4 seasons in San Francisco, even starting all 16 games in 2017. He signed a free agent deal with the Seahawks before last season and was expected to start, but was put on the IR right away, and released briefly after. After that, Johnson signed with the Bills and Cardinals during the season, but never saw the field. This offseason, he signed with the Chiefs and was released, and eventually signed with the Niners in May, but was released, even though he had 3 interceptions during the preseason.

With the addition of Johnson, there are three former Wolfpack football players on the Chargers, joining Quarterback Philip Rivers and Defensive Tackle Justin Jones.

Johnson was scooped up because LA had to put CB Trevor Williams on the IR with a quad injury.

NC State now has 22 former players on active NFL rosters.

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T.Y. McGill Signed by the Redskins



Former NC State Defensive Tackle T.Y. McGill was signed by the Redskins yesterday after being cut by the Chargers prior to the start of the season.

McGill wasn’t drafted in 2015, but was signed by the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent. He was cut by Seattle before the season began, and scooped up by Indianapolis, where he played 15 games over two seasons.

In 2017, McGill played 3 games for the Browns, and last year played 2 games for the Eagles, and 4 games for the Chargers.

McGill had 120 tackles and 10 sacks while at NC State.

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