Breaking down the Bears' new contracts

March, 21, 2012
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With free agency nearly two weeks old, let’s do a quick rundown of some of the contracts of Chicago’s new acquisitions in addition to a few of the deals of players who recently re-signed with the club:

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Cary Edmondson/US PresswireJason Campbell will back up Jay Cuter in 2012.

QB Jason Campbell ($2M signing bonus)
2012 base salary (workout bonus): $1.4M ($100,000)
Note: Can earn up to $1M in incentives based on playing time.

LB Blake Costanzo ($400,000 signing bonus)
2012 base salary (workout bonus): $700,000 ($25,000)
2013: $715,000 ($25,000)
Note: $50,000 Pro Bowl incentives in each year of deal, and another $100,000 incentive in 2013 based on playing time.

TE Kellen Davis ($2.7M signing bonus)
2012 base salary (workout bonus): $700,000 ($100,000)
2013: $2.4M ($100,000)

DE Israel Idonije ($1.5M signing bonus)
2012 base salary (workout bonus): $900,000 ($100,000)
Note: Can receive another $250,000 in incentives for reaching certain sack numbers.

WR Brandon Marshall
2012 base salary (workout bonus): $9.3M ($200,000)
2013: $9.1M ($200,000)
2014: $9.1M ($200,000)

QB Josh McCown ($25,000 signing bonus)
2012 base salary (workout bonus): $825,000 ($25,000)

S Craig Steltz ($125,000 signing bonus)
2012 base salary (workout bonus): $700,000 ($50,000)
2013 base salary (workout bonus): $765,000 ($50,000)

WR/KR Eric Weems ($1.5M signing bonus)
2012 base salary (workout bonus): $700,000 ($25,000)
2013: $865,000 ($50,000)
2014: $1M ($100,000)

Michael C. Wright

ESPN Chicago Bears reporter

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