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23 July 2013 Written by  Nicholas Norman

Texans Sign Draft Picks Earlier This Week

As the Houston Texans begin training camp, they are able to sign their 2013 draft picks to contracts.

Their first-round draft choice DeAndre Hopkins signed a four-year contract worth $7.626 million. In the deal negotiated by his agent Hadley Engelhard, Hopkins receives a signing bonus of $3.926 million. The first three years of the contract are guaranteed.

Hopkins gets base salaries of $405,000, $751,668, $1.098 million and $1 million. He has a roster bonus of $445,004 in the fourth year that’s not guaranteed.

Safety D.J. Swearinger signed a four-year contract as well, worth $3.49 million. Swearinger receives a signing bonus of $920,000. Offensive tackle Brennan Williams signed a four year deal worth $2.73 million. Williams will receive a signing bonus of $542,000.

The Texans didn’t hesitate signing their class as coach Gary Kubiak always brings in the rookies early for conditioning and orientation. They spend two hours a day on conditioning Monday through Thursday. When the veterans report on Friday, two-a-day drills begin.