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Contract details for Buffalo Bills guard Quinton Spain

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The numbers are in

The Buffalo Bills officially re-signed starting guard Quinton Spain, the team announced. Contract details of the deal were released Monday afternoon, first shared by Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Spain’s deal only contains $4.5 million guaranteed, which includes his $1.5 million signing bonus, $1.4 million roster bonus in a few days, and $1.6 million of his 2020 salary. It likely ensures he’s on the roster in 2020, but not that he will be a starter.

Beyond 2020, there is no guarantee Spain is on the roster in 2021 or 2022. The 2021 season becomes a one-year team option of $4.5 million and they don’t need to commit to $4.4 million of that until after training camp. The 2022 season is the same. It’s a one-year deal with two one-year team options attached at the end. Because there is no spring roster bonus, it will only cost them $100,000 in workout bonuses to keep him through training camp.

It’s a very team-friendly deal.

2020
Pro-rated signing bonus: $500,000
Roster bonus: $1.4 million (guaranteed)
Workout bonus: $100,000
Base salary: $2.25 million ($1.6 million guaranteed)
Per-game roster bonus: $500,000 ($31,250 per game)

Cap hit: $4.75 million

2021
Pro-rated signing bonus: $500,000
Workout bonus: $100,000
Base salary: $3.9 million
Per-game roster bonus: $500,000 ($31,250 per game)*

Cap hit: $5 million
Dead cap: $1 million
Cap savings if cut: $4 million

2022
Pro-rated signing bonus: $500,000
Workout bonus: $100,000
Base salary: $4.15 million
Per-game roster bonus: $500,000 ($31,250 per game)*

Cap hit: $5.25 million
Dead cap if cut: $500,000
Cap savings if cut: $4.75 million

* The per-game roster bonuses would be increased by $31,250 if they go to a 17-game season.