Crawford, Causey received five-figure signing bonuses

Falcons safety Parker Baldwin (left) works against cornerback Rashard Causey (right) during rookie minicamp on Friday, May 10, 2019, in Flowery Branch. Curtis Compton/
Falcons safety Parker Baldwin (left) works against cornerback Rashard Causey (right) during rookie minicamp on Friday, May 10, 2019, in Flowery Branch. Curtis Compton/

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Alabama-Birmingham linebacker Tre’ Crawford and Central Florida cornerback Rashard Causey, who both signed as undrafted college free agents with the Falcons, receive the top two signing bonuses.

Crawford, who ran the 40-yard dash in 4.61 seconds and had an outstanding 42-inch vertical leap at his Pro Day, received a $15,000 signing bonus from the Falcons.

Causey, a four-star recruit who went on to play 44 games in college, received a $10,000 signing bonus from the Falcons.

Here’s a list of the undrafted players and their signing bonuses:

Parker Baldwin, FS, San Diego State: (Signing bonus $2,500) -- He's 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds. He's a two-time honorable mention All-Mountain West selection. A hard-hitting safety from the same school that produced Falcons cornerback/safety Damontae Kazee. Started 32 of the final 34 games at the signature Aztec spot in SDSU's 3-3-5 defense (same position Brian Urlacher played under coach Rocky Long at New Mexico). ... Played in all 54 games since he arrived at SDSU in 2015.

Shawn Bane, WR, Northwest Missouri: ($1,500) -- He's 5-11, 170. He averaged 11.9 yards on punt returns (third all-time in school history), 3,363 yards receiving (fourth all-time), 31 touchdowns (fifth) and 212 receptions (sixth). He was only the third Bearcat to lead the team in receiving yards in four consecutive seasons.

Yurik Bethune, LB, Alabama A&M: ($3,500) -- He's 6-4 and 210 pounds. He was a first-team All-SWAC defensive end selection. Bethune, who's from Mobile, Ala., was second in the SWAC with 9.5 sacks, and he led the conference with 11.5 tackles for loss. Bethune, who was picked as the SWAC defensive player of the week twice, finished the season with 50 tackles.

Rashard Causey, CB, Central Florida: ($10,000) -- He's 5-11 and 188 pounds. Causey played in all 13 games, including five starts at nickel back last season. He made 48 tackles, four tackles-for-loss and two sacks as a senior. Causey was tied for the team lead with three forced fumbles, recovered one and broke up six passes.

Lanard Bonner, OT, Arkansas State: ($2,000) -- He's 6-5 and 315 pounds. The Birmingham native started his career at Highland (Kan.) Community College. He was a first-team All-Sun Conference pick. He was the two-time winner of the Gary Withrow Award, which is given annually to the A-State football team's outstanding offensive lineman of the year. He started every game of his two-year career at A-State, including the 2017 Camellia Bowl and 2018 Arizona Bowl.

Tre' Crawford, LB, Alabama-Birmingham: ($15,000) -- He's 6-3 and 235 pounds. Started his career at Tyler (Texas) Junior College. He had a top 30 visit to the Cardinals. He made 42 total tackles, 12.5 tackles for a loss, eight sacks, and two fumble recoveries last season. At his pro day, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.61 seconds, but he had an outstanding 42-inch vertical leap.

Devon Johnson, OT, Ferris State: ($6,000) -- He's 6-7 and 315 pounds. He was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's offensive lineman of the year, and was a three-time All-GLIAC honoree. He was named an All-American this year from The Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, D2Football and the Division II Conference Commissioners Association. He was invited to the NFL scouting combine. He had 26 reps in the 225-pound bench press, which ranked 18th among the 47 offensive linemen who participated.

Kahlil Lewis, WR, Cincinnati: ($2.500) -- He's 6-foot and 190 pounds. The Miami native led the Bearcats in receiving for three consecutive years from 2016-18. He had 48 or more receptions in each of his final three seasons with 48 in 2016, 61 in 2017 and 56 in 2018. He became the 11th receiver in Cincinnati history to cross the 2,000-yard receiving plateau and sixth with 150 or more receptions.

Durrant Miles, LB, Boise State: ($7,000) -- He's a 6-5 and 261 pounds. He was named All-Mountain West honrorable mention and was on the preseason Ted Hendricks Award watch list. He played in all all 13 games and made eight starts. He finished third on the team with 4.5 sacks and fourth with 6.5 tackles-for-loss among his 24 tackles (12 solo). He served a two-year church mission after signing with the Broncos in 2013.

Chandler Miller, C, Tulsa: ($2,000) -- He's 6-3 and 297 pounds. He was a three-year letter winner and starter. He played and started all 38 career games. He was a two-time American Athletic Conference selection. Was named to the 2018 Rimington Trophy Watch List.

Del'Shawn Phillips, LB , Illinois: ($3,500) -- He's 6-2 and 230 pounds. He originally committed to Western Michigan out of Detroit's Cass Tech High, but did not academically qualify. Went to Kansas Jayhawk Community College before landing at Illinois in the Big Ten. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.59 seconds at his Pro Day. His time would've ranked 11th among linebackers at the combine. Phillips had a 37-inch vertical jump and 10 feet, 1 inch broad jump.

Jaelin Robinson, OT, Temple: ($4,000) -- He's 6-6 and 325 pounds. He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.34 seconds. He has potential as a right tackle. He played for Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins at Temple.

Jayson Stanley, CB, Georgia: ($3,000) -- He's 6-2 and 207 pounds. The Falcons will try to convert him into a cornerback after he played wide receiver at Georgia. He played in each of the last 13 games and started against Kentucky and Georgia Tech. In 2017, he shared the special-teams most improved player award with two others.

Kyle Vasey, LS, Penn State: ($2,000) -- He's 6-2 and 231 pounds. Vasey won the John Bruno Memorial Award, as an outstanding member of the special teams. He played in 13 games and was one of 22 players to have earned their degree entering the 2019 Citrus Bowl. Graduated with a degree in rehabilitation & human services.

Christopher James (C.J.) Worton, WR, Florida International: ($5,000) -- He's 6-foot and 183 pounds. He started his career at Florida. He caught 37 passes for 627 yards and six touchdowns last season.

Olamide Zaccheaus, WR, Virginia: ($5,000) -- He's 5-8 and 190 pounds. Left Virginia as the No. 1 all-time in Virginia history and No. 6 all-time in ACC history with 250 career receptions. Finished career No. 2 all-time at Virginia with 2,753 receiving yards.


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