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Details of rookie Datone Jones' contract

Jul. 28, 2013
 
Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones (95) runs through drills Sunday during training camp practice at Ray Nitschke Field. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones (95) runs through drills Sunday during training camp practice at Ray Nitschke Field. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media

The contract that rookie first-round pick Datone Jones signed with the Packers on the eve of training camp last week included a signing bonus of $3,992,072.

With guaranteed money totaling $6,259,336, most of the four-year, $7,716,600 deal is guaranteed, according to a source with access to NFL Players Association salary information.

With a base salary of $405,000 as a rookie, Jones will receive more than half of the total value of the contract this season. His 2013 pay, which includes his signing bonus and base salary, will be $4,397,072.

Jonesí remaining base salaries are: $755,755 in 2014, $1,106,509 in 2015 and $1 million in 2016. The only other bonus money in the deal is a $457,246 roster bonus due in 2016.

With Jonesí signing bonus prorated over the four years for salary cap purposes, he never has a cap number higher than $2.455 million. His cap number this season is $1.403 million.

The defensive end from UCLA was the 26th overall pick in the draft.

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