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Giants agree to terms with draft picks Mitch Petrus and Matt Dodge

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After reaching deals with two draft picks on Tuesday, the Giants came to an agreement with another pair on Wednesday.


The team agreed to terms with Nebraska offensive lineman Mitch Petrus, their fifth-round choice in April's draft, and East Carolina punter Matt Dodge, their seventh-rounder.


Petrus' stock improved in February when he tied the scouting combine record with 45 bench-press reps. Dodge's being drafted was helped by the retirement of Jeff Feagles.


None of the picks around Petrus have signed yet, so the best gauge for the value of the rookie's contract is the four-year, $1.938-million deal Bills safety Nic Harris (the 147th overall pick in 2009) received. Petrus will likely receive a signing bonus roughly 3 percent higher than the $188,148 bonus Harris got from Buffalo.


Dodge, who recently beat out Jy Bond but must still stave off any free agents, is in line for a four-year deal in the range of $1.85 million with a $60,000 signing bonus.


The Giants now have more than a month before the start of training camp to sign first-round pick Jason Pierre-Paul and second-rounder Linval Joseph. First- and second-round picks tend to have their deals completed in mid-to-late July.



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