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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Breaking down contract for Soliai
By Vaughn McClure
landed one of their top free-agent targets when they hauled in big nose tackle
There were a number of interested teams, but the
Falcons were willing to spend the money on Soliai
, who received a five-year deal worth a max value of $33 million, and $14 guaranteed.
The Falcons entered free agency with about $18.5 million in cap space and freed up another $10 million by releasing
. Added to Soliai were the signings of
. The cap figures for those four are not publicly available just yet.
According to ESPN Statistics & Info, Soliai received a $7 million signing bonus. His average per year is $6.4 million and average over the first three is $6.5 million.
He'll count $5.4 million against the $133 million cap this season.