There are officially five new Carolina Panthers, with more on the way.
Five of Carolina's eight draft picks signed their four-year rookie deals on Thursday afternoon, the team announced.
Second-round pick Donte Jackson (cornerback), fourth-round picks Ian Thomas (tight end) and Marquis Haynes (defensive end), fifth-round pick Jermaine Carter (linebacker) and seventh-round pick Kendrick Norton (defensive tackle) all signed their deals.
First-round pick D.J. Moore (wide receiver), third-round pick Rashaan Gaulden (safety) and Andre Smith (linebacker) have yet to sign, but will participate in the Panthers' rookie minicamp beginning Friday morning.
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Specific monetary terms of the deals were not immediately available.
But based on last year's numbers in the NFL's slotted salary system for draft picks, at No. 55, Jackson's four-year contract is estimated to be worth about $4.8 million.
At No. 101, Thomas' deal is estimated at about $3.1 million, at No. 136, Haynes' deal is estimated at about $2.7 million. At No. 161, Carter's deal is estimated at about $2.6 million and at No. 242, Norton's deal is estimated at about $2.5 million.
Jourdan Rodrigue: 704-358-5071; @jourdanrodrigue