The New York Giants and EDGE Oshane Ximines have agreed on the terms of his rookie contract.
[Update] The Giants have announced that Ximines has signed his contract:
Unsigned third-round pick Oshane Ximines has an agreement in place on his rookie contract, per source. Deal is expected to be signed Monday morning when Giants rookies and select veterans report.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) July 21, 2019
As the 95th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Ximines signed a four-year contract worth $3.36 million, with a signing bonus of $836,734 and a 2019 cap number of $704,196 per over the cap.
The financial terms of rookie contracts are decided well in advance by the collective bargaining agreement and slotted according to draft position. While we don’t know for sure at the moment, the hold up between Ximines and the Giants is likely due to the precise language of the contract.
The Giants selected Ximines with a pick acquired in the trade of Odell Beckham Jr. and Olivier Vernon to the Cleveland Browns. New York’s natural third-round pick was forfeited when the team used it a year ago to select cornerback Sam Beal in the 2018 supplemental draft’
Ximines was largely an unknown coming out of Old Dominion, but enters the NFL with surprisingly polished technique for a rookie — and a small-school product at that. That’s good, as he joins Kareem Martin, Lorenzo Carter, and Markus Golden on a defense in need of answers when it comes to pass rushers.
As it stands now, the only rookie without a contract in place is quarterback Daniel Jones.