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2020 NFL Free Agency: Mario Addison’s Buffalo Bills contract details

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That’s pretty expensive

The Buffalo Bills signed Mario Addison to a three-year deal to be their new top-line pass rusher. They paid a pretty penny for it, too, and to a 32-year-old player.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero was the first with the rough outline of numbers and Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle came through with more details. Over The Cap and Spotrac filled in a few more details at the end.

It’s one year at $14 million, two years at $22 million, and three years at $30.45 million.

The fully guaranteed money in the deal is $13.25 million with another $2 million guaranteed for injury. That money is his signing bonus ($6 million), 2020 roster bonus ($2 million), and his 2020 salary ($5.25 million).

It’s a very hefty price to pay for one year, but spread over two years, it makes a little more sense. Still, it seems pretty high for a guy at his age even if he’s had four straight years of nine sacks.

2020
Pro-rated signing bonus: $2 million
Roster bonus: $2 million (guaranteed)
Workout bonus: $250,000
Salary: $5.25 million (guaranteed)
Per-game active bonus: Up to $500,000 ($31,250 per game) ($468,750 LTBE)

Cap hit: $9,968,750

2021
Pro-rated signing bonus: $2 million
Roster bonus: $800,000
Workout bonus: $250,000
Salary: $6.625 million ($2 million guaranteed for injury, fully guarantees 5th day of 2021 league year)
Per-game active bonus: Up to $500,000 ($31,250 per game)*

Cap hit: $10.175 million
Dead cap: $4 million
Savings if cut: $6.175 million

2022
Pro-rated signing bonus: $2 million
Roster bonus: $800,000
Workout bonus: $250,000
Salary: $6.625 million
Per-game active bonus: Up to $500,000 ($31,250 per game)*

Cap hit: $10.175 million
Dead cap: $2 million
Savings if cut: $8.175 million

* Would increase by $31,250 if/when league moves to 17-game season