Only first-rounders left after Vikings sign three more draft picks
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For the second consecutive day, the Minnesota Vikings signed three of their draft picks, announcing on Wednesday afternoon they've finalized deals with punter Jeff Locke and offensive linemen Jeff Baca and Travis Bond.
Terms of the deals signed on Wednesday weren't immediately available, though the way rookie contracts are scaled under the collective-bargaining agreement doesn't leave much room for negotiation.
All three picks the Vikings signed on Tuesday -- linebackers Gerald Hodges ($420,108) and Michael Mauti ($62,728) and defensive tackle Everett Dawkins ($50,352) -- received the maximum signing bonuses allotted for their respective slots, according to NFL sources.
Locke, the fifth-round pick from UCLA, was in line for a signing bonus of $184,192. Baca, the sixth-rounder from UCLA, was in line for a bonus of $96,600. Bond, a seventh-round rounder from North Carolina, was in line for a bonus of $62,448.
All the contracts are for four years.