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How Much NFL Undrafted Free Agents Get Paid

A closeup of J.T. Barrett during an Ohio State game.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 02: Quarterback J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on against the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

There are some big names on the NFL undrafted free agent list this year. Former Ohio State star quarterback J.T. Barrett and former Notre Dame standout running back Josh Adams are among them.

These players are receiving invitations to teams' rookie minicamps. Some of them are already agreeing to undrafted free agent deals.

How much are these players getting paid? Here are the details.

How much players get if they actually make the roster

Undrafted free agents that end up making an NFL roster will have the smallest salary in the league for the 2018 season. Currently, that salary is projected to be $570,000, according to Sportrac.

How much undrafted free agents signed right away can get

Last year, the biggest undrafted free agent contract signed right after the draft was by former Baylor wide receiver K.D. Cannon. He reportedly received $45,000 guaranteed.

Some of the other deals can be seen below:

How much they get if they make the practice squad

Most undrafted free agents will not end up making an NFL roster. Some, though, will end up making the team, and a handful of others will end up on the practice squad. Practice squad players are paid per week and over the course of a full season, can make north of $100,00. The minimum practice squad salary per week last year was $6,900.


Here's a look at 10 great college football players who went undrafted this year.