Packers reach $37.5 million agreement with Hawk

Updated: July 29, 2006, 5:05 PM ET
By John Clayton |

The Green Bay Packers have agreed in principle to a six-year, $37.5 million contract with linebacker A.J. Hawk, the fifth overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft.

Hawk signed the six-year deal on Saturday morning and participated in his first training camp practice later in the day.

Talks between the Packers and Hawk's agent, Mike McCartney, heated up Thursday afternoon when the Jets completed a similar deal with D'Brickashaw Ferguson, the fourth pick in the draft. The Packers reported to camp Friday.

All of the Packers' draft choices now have contract agreements.

John Clayton is a senior NFL writer for The Associated Press contributed to this story.

John Clayton

NFL senior writer