DONE DEAL: Saints Signs Defensive End From Alabama To His First NFL Contract Worth $9.157 Million. Becoming The Last Of New Orleans Seven Draft Picks With The 41st Selection.

The New Orleans Saints announced on Friday that cornerback Ga’Quincy “Kool-Aid” McKinstry had signed his first NFL contract.

On April 26, the Saints selected Alabama’s McKinstry with the 41st overall pick in the NFL Draft.
There’s a four-year deal for roughly $9.157 million associated with that draft slot.

Every player selected is given a four-year contract. The pick number, the NFL’s salary cap of $255.4 million for the 2024 season, and this year’s rookie compensation pool are the basis for the contract values.

This methodology is outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the league and its players association.

After signing his first NFL contract, McKinstry was the last of New Orleans’ seven draft selections to do so.
McKinstry is joining a position group that includes the return of Marshon Lattimore and Paulson Adebo.

Adebo has started for New Orleans for three seasons, whereas Lattimore, a four-time Pro Bowler, has only appeared in 17 games due to injuries during the previous two seasons. Alontae Taylor, a slot corner, is also back for the Saints.

During the NFL Scouting Combine, McKinstry’s right foot was discovered to have a Jones fracture. Although this did not stop the Saints from picking the cornerback on April 26 in the second round of the NFL Draft, it has limited McKinstry’s participation in New Orleans’ offseason on-field activities.


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