Lerentee McCray received $125,000 in bonuses

Weston Hodkiewicz
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Denver Broncos outside linebacker Lerentee McCray (55) during the morning session at the team's NFL training camp Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Green Bay Packers gave new outside linebacker Lerentee McCray $125,000 in bonuses as part of the one-year, $800,000 contract he signed earlier this week.

McCray, 25, became a free agent after Denver didn’t tender him a contract as a restricted free agent in March. The 6-foot-2, 246-pound outside linebacker will earn a minimum base salary of $675,000 if he makes the Packers’ final 53-man roster out of training camp and stay there all season, according to a league source with access to the NFLPA salary database.

McCray had 15 tackles and a ½ sack in 11 games for the Broncos. He played 28 snaps on special teams during their Super Bowl victory in February.

Packers sign OLB Lerentee McCray

The Packers provided no guaranteed money in the one-year, $700,000 deal that fifth-year offensive lineman Don Barclay signed earlier this week. It includes a $25,000 workout bonus for his participation in the offseason program.

Barclay, who played on on a $1.54 million restricted tender last season, has started half of his NFL regular-season games (23 of 46), but struggled in his first year back from undergoing reconstructive knee surgery. If he can bounce back, the 6-foot-4, 305-pound has proven to be a reliable, versatile reserve.

The Packers worked split-salary language into Barclay's contract, meaning he'll earn a prorated portion of $403,000 if placed on injured reserve at any point during the season.

The Packers have $10,657,816 in remaining cap room for the 2016 season after the signings. and follow him on Twitter @WesHod.

McCray contract


Cash value: $800,000

Salary-cap charge: $800,000

Base salary: $675,000

Signing bonus: $50,000

Workout bonus: $75,000

Barclay contract


Cash value: $700,000

Salary-cap charge: $700,000

Base salary: $675,000

Workout bonus: $25,000

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