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Bills sign four more draft picks

By Mark Gaughan

The Buffalo Bills announced the signing of four more draft picks in advance of the start today of a three-day rookie minicamp.

Reaching deals with the team were third-round pick Marquise Goodwin, fourth-rounder Duke Williams, fifth-rounder Jonathan Meeks and sixth-rounder Dustin Hopkins. Goodwin is a receiver from the University of Texas, Williams a safety from the University of Nevada, Meeks a safety from Clemson University and Hopkins a kicker from Florida State. The Bills signed tight end Chris Gragg of Arkansas on Thursday.

Terms of the deals were not disclosed. However, it's expected Goodwin's deal, the largest of the group, will be worth about $2.7 million over four years.

Goodwin is a 5-foot-9, 183-pounder who participated in the long jump at the 2012 Olympic Games and ran a 40-yard dash time of 4.27 seconds, fastest of any player at the NFL Scouting Combine this season. Williams is 5-11, 203 pounds.

Meeks is 6-1, 209. Hopkins, 6-2, 193, was a four-year performer for the Seminoles who set the NCAA career scoring record.


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