By Peter Gleason
The Eagles have quickly signed five of their 2016 draftees to four-year contracts.
None of them is quarterback Carson Wentz.
The team reached terms yesterday with running back Wendell Smallwood (fifth round, 153rd overall), safety Blake Countess (above, sixth, 196), safety Jalen Mills (seventh, 233), defensive end Alex McCalister (seventh, 240) and linebacker Joe Walker (seventh, 251).
That leaves just three of eight — first-rounder Wentz, third-rounder Isaac Seumalo and fifth-rounder Halapoulivaati Vaiti — left to sign.
The Eagles kick off their rookie minicamp on May 13 and it runs for three days. The veterans won’t join the rookies in practice until May 17, when OTAs begin.