As NFL training camps begin, two more Alabama players have inked their NFL contract and signed for millions. Former Tide cornerback Dee Milliner has signed to the New York Jets and former offensive lineman Chance Warmack has signed to the Tennessee Titans.
Milliner, picked ninth overall, signed a guaranteed four-year, $12.66 million contract. After three seasons at Alabama with Nick Saban, Milliner entered the 2013 NFL Draft. In 2012 Milliner earned first team All-America and All-SEC honors starting 12 games and totaling 51 tackles with two interceptions.
Milliner underwent surgery March 12 to repair a torn labrum, which caused him to miss the OTAs and minicamp. Jet's Head Coach Rex Ryan said Milliner must pass the physical and conditioning test before he is allowed to practice. However, he is still expected to be at camp today.
Warmack, picked 10th overall, signed a four-year $12.2 million contract with the Tennessee Titans, also fully guaranteed. He was the last unsigned first-round draft pick.
Warmack played for Saban from 2009-2012 and was a leader for Alabama's offensive line. In 2012, he was picked unanimous first team All-American and first team All-SEC. Also in 2012, he had a team-best 37 pancake blocks and made only two penalties in 732 snaps. Warmack had 39 career starts at left guard.
Warmack can be expected to be practicing with the Titans as early as Tuesday.
The top 10 picks of the NFL draft are now all under contract.
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