Packers distribute undrafted rookie bonuses evenly this year

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It's a little harder to tell which undrafted rookie the Green Bay Packers liked best this year.

That's because this year a total of 10 college free agents received the top signing bonus of $5,000 when they signed with the Packers.

Last year, only five players received that bonus. One of them, Jayrone Elliott, went on to make the team.

In 2013, they gave undrafted guard Lane Taylor a $7,000 signing bonus. He also made the team.

With that in mind, here's a look at the signing bonuses paid to the Packers undrafted rookies this season, according to ESPN Stats & Information salary data:






No signing bonus

NFL teams are allowed to spend up to $86,957 on signing bonuses for undrafted rookies. The Packers have spent $70,000 on theirs. All 18 of the Packers' signees agreed to three-year deals with NFL minimum base salaries of $435,000 in 2015, $525,000 in 2016 and $615,000 in 2017. None of those base salaries is guaranteed.