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Tracking the 5th round option decisions for 2017 NFL Draft

Teams have until May 4th to decide whether or not to exercise the fifth year option on the contracts of first round picks from the 2017 NFL Draft. We’re tracking the news here.

2017 NFL Draft Cleveland Browns First Round Press Conference

The 2020 NFL Draft is a wrap, and while rosters are pretty close to settled, there is one key piece of transaction news coming up over the next week. Teams have until May 4th to decide if they want to exercise the fifth year option on first round pick contracts from the 2017 NFL Draft.

Under the terms of the previous collective bargaining agreement, exercising the option guarantees the fifth year for injury, but not for skill or cap releases. The new CBA changes that to fully guaranteed at exercise, but not until next year’s fifth year options on the 2018 draft class.

We are starting to see decisions being made on 2017 first round picks. We’ll be tracking them here as reports come in over the next week. If a player was traded since being selected, his new team gets the fifth year option.

1. Myles Garrett, DE, Browns

Status: Exercised

2. Mitchell Trubisky, QB, Bears

Status: Declined

3. Solomon Thomas, DE, 49ers

Status: Declined

4. Leonard Fournette, RB, Jaguars

Status: Declined

5. Corey Davis, WR, Titans

Status: Declined

6. Jamal Adams, S, Jets

Status: Exercised

7. Mike Williams, WR, Chargers

Status: Exercised

8. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Panthers

Status: Signed contract extension

9. John Ross, WR, Bengals

Status: Declined

10. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs

Status: Exercised

11. Marshon Lattimore, CB, Saints

Status: Exercised

12. Deshaun Watson, QB, Texans

Status: Exercised

13. Haason Reddick, LB, Cardinals

Status: TBD

14. Derek Barnett, DE, Eagles

Status: Exercised

15. Malik Hooker, S, Colts

Status: Exercised

16. Marlon Humphrey, CB, Ravens

Status: Exercised

17. Jonathan Allen, DE, Washington

Status: Exercised

18. Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Titans

Status: Exercised

19. O.J. Howard, TE, Buccaneers

Status: Exercised

20. Garrett Bolles, OT, Broncos

Status: Declined

21. Jarrad Davis, LB, Lions

Status: TBD

22. Charles Harris, OLB, Dolphins

Status: TBD — Traded to Falcons on May 1st

23. Evan Engram, TE, Giants

Status: Exercised

24. Gareon Conley, CB, Texans

Status: Declined — acquired in trade from Raiders

25. Jabrill Peppers, S, Giants

Status: Exercised — traded by Browns to Giants in 2019 as part of Odell Beckham Jr. trade

26. Takkarist McKinley, DE, Falcons

Status: Declined

27. Tre’Davious White, CB, Bills

Status: Exercised

28. Taco Charlton, DE, Dolphins

Status: TBD — claimed off waivers after Cowboys release, so the fifth year option carries over

29. David Njoku, TE, Browns

Status: Exercised

30. T.J. Watt, OLB, Steelers

Status: Exercised

31. Reuben Foster, LB, Washington

Status: Declined — claimed off waivers after 49ers release, so the fifth year option carries over

32. Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Saints

Status: Exercised