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Burnett deal includes $8.25 million bonus

Jul. 16, 2013
 
Starting safety Morgan Burnette signed a deal Monday that added four years to the remaining season of his existing contract, giving him a five-year deal in total. File/Press-Gazette Media
Starting safety Morgan Burnette signed a deal Monday that added four years to the remaining season of his existing contract, giving him a five-year deal in total. File/Press-Gazette Media

Morgan Burnett’s new contract will count $2.973 million against the Packers’ salary cap this year.

Burnett, a starting safety, on Monday signed the deal that added four years to the remaining season of his existing contract, giving him a five-year deal in total.

According to a source with access to NFL salary information, Burnett’s five-year contract will pay him $26.073 million in base salaries plus signing, roster and workout bonuses. That’s an average of $5.2146 million a season.

The deal includes an $8.25 million roster bonus, which he received immediately but for cap calculations is prorated over the five years. His base salary of $1.323 million remained intact, which means this year he’ll make $9.573 million, though only $2.973 million will count against this season’s salary cap.

The Packers reportedly had $16 million remaining on their salary cap before the signing, so they should have approximately $13 million remaining after Burnett’s new deal. They have one unsigned rookie, first-round draft pick Datone Jones.

Next season, Burnett will receive a $1.8 million roster bonus, a $1.15 million base salary, and a $300,000 workout bonus.

Each season from 2015-17 he’ll make roster bonuses of $300,000 and workout bonuses of $300,000. His base salaries will be $2.9 million in ’15, $3.8 million in ’16 and $4.75 million in ’17.

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