The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with seventh-round safety Nick Schommer, making him the first of their 11-member 2009 draft class to agree on a contract.
Schommer was the 242nd player taken in the draft and was a third-team All-America pick on the Football Championship Series level.
Schommer, 6-0, 201 pounds, had 13 career interceptions at North Dakota State.
“Most teams want to start at the back and work their way forward. I’ve had a really good relation with the Titans over the years," agent Ken Staninger said. "They were really fair. It took a couple of weeks to get over some of the hurdles, but we feel good about it, and I’m sure the Titans feel good about Nick. There’s really no need in waiting if you can get something done today.
He is expected to vie for a special teams role with the Titans in training camp this summer.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Staninger confirmed that the contract was in line with similar rookie deals. A report from Scout.com said that Seattle Seahawks safety Courtney Greene, picked 245th overall, said Greene received a signing bonus of $43,000.