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First-Round Pick Isaiah Simmons Reportedly Agrees To Contract

One of the "casualties" of a lost offseason was the early wrapping up of signing draft picks. The past few years, the Cardinals have been able to get their entire class under contract by the time offseason on-field work was completed, eliminating any issues of an unsigned guy as training camp approached.

That changed with the inability to get the draft class in for physicals and to be able to sign their contracts in-person, thanks to COVID-19. But now, as the NFL creeps closer to getting back together for training camp (whatever it may look like), so too will the ability to get those draft picks signed. The Cardinals haven't signed any of their six picks yet, but Ian Rapoport did tweet Tuesday that first-round pick Isaiah Simmons had agreed to terms for his first NFL deal.

Field Yates later tweeted that third-round pick Josh Jones also agreed to a deal.

Given the uncertainty at the moment of when players are showing up, when Simmons and Jones (and others) actually sign on the dotted line remains unclear, but it feels like a formality. In truth, it always felt a little like a formality, since the delay in signing any of these guys had nothing to do with economics.

Isaiah Simmons running a 40-yard dash at the 2019 Scouting combine.
Isaiah Simmons running a 40-yard dash at the 2019 Scouting combine.