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