They have a chance to start as rookies, a rarity for the Steelers. So, fittingly, first-round draft pick Jarvis Jones and second-rounder Le'Veon Bell signed four-year contracts hours apart Monday.

Based on the NFL rookie wage scale, Jones is expected to make about $8.8 million, with $4.8 million as a signing bonus. Bell's deal is likely to be in the range of $4.3 million, with a $1.4 million signing bonus.

Jones, an outside linebacker from Georgia, will get a chance to replace former Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison in the lineup. He was the No. 17 overall pick in the April draft and, as the top pass rusher in major college football, was seen as a natural fit for a pass rush-heavy team like the Steelers that runs a 3-4 defense.

Jones had 141⁄2 sacks and 241⁄2 tackles for a loss last season. But he apparently injured a hamstring during his pro day workout, and he said recently he has been slowed a bit by it during the Steelers' off-season practices.

Asked Monday if he has seen enough of Jones to create a first impression, coach Mike Tomlin answered succinctly, “No.”