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NFL Free Agency: A Quick Look At Red Bryant's Contract

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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)
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)
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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)

2012 $4.00M
2013 $8.125M
2014 $9.125M (Seahawks can cut Red in 2014 and not owe any guaranteed money)
2015 $7.625M
2016 $8.625M

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.

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