No guarantees in Guion's 1-year deal

Weston Hodkiewicz
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Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion.

The Green Bay Packers gave defensive lineman Letroy Guion a one-year, $2.75 million contract earlier this week, but no guarantees beyond that.

Guion's deal calls for a $1.5 million base salary and a $1.15 million roster bonus that's paid out in $71,875 per-game increments, but didn't include a signing bonus. He can earn an additional $100,000 workout bonus for taking part in the team's offseason program, according to an NFL source with access to the NFLPA salary database.

The structure of the contract protects the Packers if the NFL suspends Guion for his February arrest in Starke, Fla., for felony possession of marijuana (roughly three-fourths of a pound) and a gun. He'll also need to make the Packers' 53-man roster to earn anything other than the workout bonus.

Guion, 27, reached a plea agreement last week that included him paying a $5,000 fine and having the charges dismissed, but he still could be subject to league discipline under either the NFL's personal conduct or substance abuse policy.

A two-game suspension could cost him $320,220.59 of that total, while a four-game suspension would result in a deduction of $640,441.18.

Guion enjoyed a career year in place of an injured B.J. Raji, registering 32 tackles and 3½ sacks in 18 games (including playoffs) and began talks about a possible long-term extension before the Feb. 3 arrest.

Raji, who sustained a season-ending biceps tear in the preseason, agreed to a one-year contract that includes a $1.15 million base salary, $500,000 signing bonus and $100,000 workout bonus.

So while the contract reportedly could be worth as much as $3.5 million in incentives, Raji counts only $1.75 million against the Packers' 2015 cap at the moment. The Packers still have $18,255,142 in cap room, according to the NFLPA database.

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