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Teddy Bridgewater signs rookie contract with Vikings

Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater drops back to pass during Minnesota Vikings minicamp in Eden Prairie, Minn., Friday, May 16, 2014. New Vikings coach Mike Zimmer set to work getting young players like Bridgewater, linebacker Anthony Barr and defensive backs Antone Exum and Kendall James up to speed on what will be expected of them in the NFL.  (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater drops back to pass during Minnesota Vikings minicamp in Eden Prairie, Minn., Friday, May 16, 2014. New Vikings coach Mike Zimmer set to work getting young players like Bridgewater, linebacker Anthony Barr and defensive backs Antone Exum and Kendall James up to speed on what will be expected of them in the NFL. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)  (The Associated Press)

The Minnesota Vikings aren't wasting any time getting their draft picks signed.

The team announced Tuesday that first-round draft pick Teddy Bridgewater and seventh-rounders Shamar Stephen and Brandon Watts have signed their contracts. The Vikings were also working on finishing first-rounder Anthony Barr's contract.

The deals leave only three unsigned picks from the Vikings class.

The Vikings traded up to get Bridgewater, a quarterback from Louisville, with the last pick of the first round so they could lock him into a four-year contract that includes a team option for the fifth season. Under the NFL's salary slotting system, Bridgewater will get just under $7 million over four years.

Stephen is a defensive tackle from Connecticut and Watts is a linebacker from Georgia Tech.