Saints rookie Stephone Anthony among crew of double-duty linebackers _lowres

Associated Press file photo -- Former Clemson linebacker Stephone Anthony is battling to win the Saints starting middle linebacker job.


Stephone Anthony made out on his rookie deal.

The No. 31 overall pick in the draft, Anthony will make $7.731 million over the next four seasons, including a $3.883 signing bonus, according to a source. New Orleans guaranteed $6.242 million of the deal, according to the Baltimore Sun.

While most rookie deals are standardized by the slotting system, Anthony made out a little bit better than last year’s No. 31 pick, Bradley Roby. The Denver cornerback received a $6.953 million contract, including a $3.376 million signing bonus, with $5.584 million guaranteed.

Tackle Andrus Peat, who was selected with the No. 13 pick, is the only member of the Saints’ rookie class who remains unsigned.