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Rams sign tight end Gerald Everett, receiver Cooper Kupp and safety John Johnson

Rams sign tight end Gerald Everett, receiver Cooper Kupp and safety John Johnson
Rams tight end Gerald Everett (81) catches a pass against safety John Johnson (43) during rookie minicamp last month. (Michael Owen Baker / Associated Press)

The Rams signed their top three draft picks — tight end Gerald Everett, receiver Cooper Kupp and safety John Johnson — the team announced Friday night.

Terms were not disclosed.

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All of the Rams' draftees have participated in a rookie minicamp and organized team activities, which concluded this week. A mandatory three-day minicamp begins Tuesday.

Everett, a second-round pick from South Alabama, is expected to compete for playing time in a position group that includes second-year pros Tyler Higbee and Temarrick Hemingway.

Everett was the 44th overall pick. Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Jihad Ward, the 44th pick in 2016, signed a four-year, $5.5-million contract, according to spotrac.com.

Kupp, a third-round pick (69th overall) from Eastern Washington, has been the most consistent rookie performer during workouts.

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Yannick Ngakoue, the 69th pick in 2016, signed a four-year, $3.5-million contract.

Johnson, a third-round pick (91st overall) from Boston College, has worked at both safety spots.

New England Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett, the 91st pick in 2016, signed a four-year, $3.4-million deal.

Follow Gary Klein on Twitter @latimesklein

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