CANTON OH - AUGUST 8: Terrell Owens #81 of the Cincinnati Bengals warms up before the game against the Dallas Cowboys during the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium on August 8 2010 in Canton Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
For those of you that were wondering, the contract details for both Braylon Edwards and Terrell Owens have been disclosed. Per Andrew Brandt, Owens signed a one-year deal for the 10-year-plus minimum of $925,000, with a $65,000 signing bonus if he makes the final roster. ProFootballTalk points out his $990,000 salary is a $540,000 hit against the salary cap in 2012, if he makes the team.
PFT also passes along Braylon Edwards' contract details obtained from a league source, and noted due to his seven years of experience, his minimum salary is $825,000. Edwards will also get a $65,000 roster bonus if he makes the team, but importantly, of the base salary, $270,000 of it is fully guaranteed. Identical to T.O.'s potential cap hit, Edwards counts only as $540,000 against the cap in 2012. In other words, if both T.O. and Edwards make the Seahawks' final roster, they'd combine for just over $1 million against the cap. Certainly team-friendly.
The $270,000 guaranteed number for Edwards is interesting and though I would guess the Seahawks wouldn't bat an eye at that kind of money should they drop him, any guaranteed money does lend a little credence to those that see Braylon as a good bet to making the final 53. Regardless, despite the national perspective on the T.O./Braylon Edwards signings and potential locker room ramifications, these are both extremely low-risk, 'prove-it' type contracts that the Seahawks front office has made part of their M.O..