A quick look at Joique Bell's base salary

March, 13, 2014
Mar 13
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Joique Bell signed a three-year deal Wednesday, and some of the contract details are starting to trickle out.

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According to NFLPA records, Bell will make a base salary of $1.3 million in 2014 and $2.5 million in both 2015 and 2016. His deal was initially reported as a three-year deal worth a little bit more than $9 million overall including the restricted free agent tender.

Bell's entire 2014 salary is guaranteed along with the $3 million signing bonus. He has nothing guaranteed in the 2015 or 2016 seasons. His cap number is $2.3 million in 2014 and $3.5 million in both 2015 and 2016.

"It's not based off getting paid," Bell said Wednesday. "It's never been about the money. But I don't work for free."

The full contract details have yet to come out, but that is what his base numbers are being reported as on the official NFLPA site.

Bell rushed for 650 yards last season and felt like Wednesday was part of his validation for a career that saw him bounce around his first two seasons before heading to Detroit.

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ESPN Detroit Lions reporter

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