Sixth round pick inks four-year deal
Korey Hall
Korey Hall
Posted Jul 24, 2007

Hall's signing leaves Packers with top three picks unsigned

The Green Bay Packers announced today that they have signed fullback Korey Hall, a sixth-round selection in the 2007 NFL draft.

With Hall's signing, only Green Bay's top three picks remain unsigned - defensive tackle Justin Harrell (first round), running back Brandon Jackson (second round), and wide receiver James Jones (third round).

Like linebacker Desmond Bishop and kicker Mason Crosby, Hall reportedly received a four-year contract. Published reports have indicated that the contracts for all three sixth round picks include minimum salaries for the first three years ($285,000 in 2007, $370,000 in 2008 and $460,000 in 2009). In the fourth year, the contracts could escalate to the low restricted free agent tender for that year.

Hall, the 191st overall pick in April's draft, received a signing bonus of $94,450, according to a source with access to NFL Players Association contract information. Bishop, who was taken at No. 192, received a $94,200 signing bonus. Crosby, who was picked 193rd, received a $93,950 signing bonus. Signing bonuses are usually paid to the player upfront.

Hall was a four-year starter at linebacker and a prominent special teams performer at Boise State. He is being converted to fullback as a pro while continuing his roles on special teams.

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