Falcons Sign First-Round WR Calvin Ridley


The Atlanta Falcons have signed first-round WR Calvin Ridley to a four-year rookie contract, according to his agency.

The Falcons have now signed their entire 2018 draft class:

Rd Pick Player Pos. Status
1 26 Calvin Ridley WR Signed
2 58 Isaiah Oliver CB Signed
3 90 Deadrin Senat DL Signed
4 126 Ito Smith RB Signed
6 194 Russell Gage WR Signed
6 200 Foyesade Oluokun S Signed

Ridley, 22, was taken with the No. 26 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft by the Falcons. According to OverTheCap.com, he receives a four-year, $10,900,732 contract that includes a $6,007,804 signing bonus.

The contract includes a fifth-year option for the Falcons to pick up in 2021.

During his three-year college career at Alabama, Ridley recorded 224 receptions for 2,781 yards receiving (12.4 YPC) and 19 touchdowns to go along with eight rushing attempts for 40 yards (five YPC) and one touchdown.

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