SEATTLE - AUGUST 14: Quarterback Chris Simms #11 of the Tennessee Titans is sacked during the preseason game by Red Bryant #79 of the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on August 14 2010 in Seattle Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Just wanted to publish this for those of you that haven't seen it yet and/or were wondering about Red Bryant's contract, and how it hits the Seahawks over the next couple of years. Here's what we know: Red got a $5M signing bonus and a 5-year contract. Also, it's important to remember that the salary cap is going to go up with new TV money in 2014.
Base salaries are as follows:
2012 $3M base fully guaranteed
2013 $6.5M base fully guaranteed +$625k in playing time incentives
2014 $4.5M base and $3.0M roster bonus + $625k in playing time incentives
2015 $6.0M base and $625k in playing time incentives
2016 $7.0M base and $625k in playing time incentives
Max Cap Numbers (2013-2016 numbers assume he never misses a game)
2014 $9.125M (Seahawks can cut Red in 2014 and not owe any guaranteed money)
The numbers look nice in 2012 but then get pretty heavy, but, of course, the Seahawks can make a call in 2014 as to Red's value.