Here are some particulars on contracts lately signed across the NFL:
- Daron Payne, DT (Commanders): Four-year, $90MM. The deal, in line with Mike Florio of NBC Sports, creates round $9.43MM in cap area for Washington heading into free company. Payne was set to enter the 2023 season with a cap hit of $18.94MM. The new extension applies a $28MM signing bonus unfold over 4 years, together with a base wage in Year 1 of the deal of $2.51MM, to decrease Payne’s cap hit to $9.51MM. The new transfer units the Commanders up with over $20MM of cap area heading into the brand new league yr.
- Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE (Saints): Two-year, $5MM. The deal, in line with Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football, has a assured quantity of $2.5MM consisting of a $1.4MM signing bonus and Kpassagnon’s 2023 base wage of $1.1MM. The deal consists of three voidable years for cap functions resulting in cap hits of $1.9MM in 2023, $3.3MM in 2024, and $1.786 of lifeless cash in 2025.
- Juwan Johnson, TE (Saints): Two-year, $12MM. The extension, in line with Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2, has a completely assured quantity of $11.51MM consisting of a $5MM signing bonus and each yr’s base salaries of $1.01MM in 2023 and $5.5MM in 2024. The contract features a 2024 roster bonus of $500,000 due on the fifth day of the 2024 league yr. There are $2.5MM of incentives obtainable to Johnson on this contract for receptions, yards, and All-Pro choices. Those incentives have escalators in 2024, as nicely. The deal consists of three voidable years to unfold out the cap hit.
- Lorenzo Carter, OLB (Falcons): Two-year, $9MM. The deal, in line with Field Yates of ESPN, has a assured quantity of $4.25MM consisting of a $2MM signing bonus and $2.25MM of the primary yr’s base wage (price a complete of $3.25MM). The contract additionally consists of a further quantity of $1MM obtainable by means of incentives.
- M.J. Stewart, S (Texans): Two-year, $6MM. The deal, in line with Wilson of KPRC 2, has a assured quantity of $3MM consisting of a $1.5MM signing bonus and the primary yr’s base wage of $1.5MM. The deal additionally consists of potential incentives of as much as $1.5MM together with $750,000 of playtime incentives. The contract additionally features a per recreation energetic roster bonus of $14,705 for a possible season complete of $250,000.
- Michael Pierce, DT (Ravens): Restructure. The new deal for Pierce features a new idea in Baltimore. Following the lead of different groups within the NFL, particularly the Eagles, the Ravens included voidable years in Pierce’s contract, a primary for the franchise. In doing so, although, the group eliminated the 2024 season from Pierce’s deal, making him a free agent one yr ahead of he would’ve been in his authentic contract.