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2022 NFL Free Agency: Duke Johnson contract details

The Bills didn’t add much to their cap.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills didn’t add much to their cap with the Duke Johnson signing this week. Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports Johnson’s deal is for one year and $1.2725 million with no incentives.

In total, $377,500 of the compensation is guaranteed, so they can move on from him whenever they’d like. The signing bonus was $127,500 and he has $250,000 of his salary guaranteed.

His base salary is $1.145 million including the $250k guaranteed.

His dead cap hit is $377,500 so if he’s cut, the Bills save $895,000 on the salary cap.

During the offseason, only the Top 51 contracts count against the cap, so the move only raises the Bills’ current cap commitments by about $450,000.

Signing bonus: $127,500
Base salary: $1.145 million ($250,000 guaranteed)

Cap hit: $1.2725 million
Dead cap if cut: $377,500
Cap savings if cut: $895,000