Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Peppers counts $3.5M on Packers' cap this year

Mar. 17, 2014
 
Defensive end Julius Peppers, released by the Chicago Bears, has signed with the Green Bay Packers. File/Getty Images
Defensive end Julius Peppers, released by the Chicago Bears, has signed with the Green Bay Packers. File/Getty Images

If defensive end Julius Peppers ends up being a one-year player for the Green Bay Packers, he’ll count $3.5 million against this year’s salary cap and $5 million against the 2015 cap.

Peppers’ three-year contract is worth $26 million, or an average of $8.67 million a season, according to a source with access to NFL salary information. But the structure of the deal and Peppers' age (34) makes it more likely a one-year deal in reality.

Peppers already has received a $7.5 million bonus and will make a base salary of $1 million this season for $8.5 million in 2014 pay. His $3.5 million cap number consists of $2.5 million in prorated bonus plus the $1 million base salary.

If the Packers cut him after this season, the remainder of his bonus will count against the 2015 cap unless the team designates him a post-June 1 cut. So if cut without the post-June 1 designation, he’d count $5 million on the 2015 cap. With the post-June 1 designation, he’d count $2.5 million on the 2015 cap and $2.5 million on the ’16 cap.

In 2015, Peppers’ contract calls for him to make up to $9.5 million: $8.5 million base salary; up to $500,000 on roster bonuses that pay $31,250 for each week he’s on the 46-man game-day roster; and a $500,000 workout bonus. He’ll count $12 million on the 2015 salary cap.

In 2016, Peppers’ base salary is $7 million, plus he’ll make the weekly roster bonuses of up to $500,000 and the $500,000 workout bonus, for a total of $8 million. He’ll count $10.5 million on the 2016 cap.

About this blog

Get Green Bay Packers updates as they happen from our reporting team: (from left) Mike Vandermause, Wes Hodkiewicz and Pete Dougherty.

What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

Retrieving results.
Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
15%
574 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
23%
856 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
27%
1014 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
34%
1271 votes

Catch up on the latest in our pregame show every game day.

Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports

ORDER YOURS

Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports