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Salary cap numbers for NFC South rookies (by Yasinkas)


From Yaskinkas on NFC South Draft Blog:

 

I just got a look at the complete and official contract breakdowns for the NFC South first-round draft picks who have signed their deals. Please note that all contracts are for four years with an option for a fifth year.

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton, the first overall pick in the draft, will count for $4,004,363 in the rookie pool this year. That’s 55.8 percent of Carolina’s rookie pool. The total value of Newton’s contract for four years -- there is an option for a fifth -- is $22,025,498 and his average per year is $5,506,375. Newton’s signing bonus was $14,518,544. His 2011 base salary is $375,000. In 2012, it climbs to $1,376,159. In 2013, it’s $2,377,318 and in 2014, it’s $3,378,477.

Atlanta receiver Julio Jones, who was taken No. 6 overall, is taking up 58.23 percent of Atlanta’s rookie pool, and that’s the largest number for any draft pick signed so far. Jones’ rookie pool number is $2,942,500. The total value of his deal for four years is $16,183,170 and his average per year is $4,045,938. His 2011 signing bonus was $10.27 million. His base salary for 2011 is $375,000. In 2012, it jumps to $1,110,625. In 2013, it’s $1,846,250 and in 2014 it will be $2,258,875.

Tampa Bay defensive end Adrian Clayborn, the 20th overall pick, will count $1,492,758 against Tampa Bay’s rookie pool, which is 31.2 percent of the team’s rookie pool. The total value of Clayborn’s four-year deal is $8,210,166 and the average per year is $2,052,541. Clayborn’s signing bonus was $4,471,032. His 2011 salary is $375,000. In 2012, his salary jumps to $748,189. In 2013, it will be $1,121,378 and it goes to $1,494,567 in 2014.

New Orleans running back Mark Ingram, taken 28th overall, will count $1,348,500 against the rookie pool. That’s 29.45 percent of New Orleans’ rookie pool. The total value of Ingram’s deal is $7,416,750 and the average per year is $1,854,188. Ingram’s signing bonus was $3,894,000. His 2011 base salary is $375,000. In 2012, he’ll earn $712,125. In 2013, his salary will jump to $1,049,250 and in 2014 it will be $1,386,375.

New Orleans’ Cameron Jordan, the No. 24 pick, remained unsigned Sunday morning

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