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James Conner, Adam Bisnowaty sign NFL rookie contracts with Steelers and Giants

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I've been trying to keep an eye out on the contract status for the five Pitt players drafted. But in reality, it doesn't mean a whole lot. None were taken extremely high so a holdout situation isn't something that would be huge news, even if it happened.

But a couple of Panthers are already signed to their new teams. About a week ago James Conner signed a four-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Earlier today, news was released that Adam Bisnowaty signed a four-year deal with the New York Giants.

To date, I haven't heard anything about Nathan Peterman, Dorian Johnson, or Ejuan Price inking deals yet.

Two things of note on each of the signees is that Conner is apparently slimming down a bit with the Steelers and while Bisnowaty played left tackle at Pitt, the Giants are trying him out at right tackle for now.

The move for Biz isn't unexpected. Left tackle is generally the more important position for teams with right-handed quarterbacks (which Eli Manning is) and he'll probably need to work his way up a bit. Conner losing weight will be something to watch. So much of his game is based on a bruising style of running so you wonder if that will have any impact on how he holds up and how much punishment he gives to defenders. But anything within reason shouldn't affect him too much.

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