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Thursday, June 5, 2014
Breakdown of Calvin Pryor contract

By Rich Cimini

On Monday, first-round pick Calvin Pryor signed a four-year contract for $8,563,254, a fully guaranteed deal that includes a fifth-year team option -- the standard contract for the 18th overall pick.

Before we get to the exact breakdown of his deal, a couple of notes: Pryor has the 20th-highest cap figure on the team in 2014 ($1.556 million) and his average-per-year ranks 29th among 138 safeties in the league, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

The contract:

Signing bonus: $4,547,820

2014: Base salary -- $420,000 (fully guaranteed); cap charge -- $1.556 million.

2015: Base salary -- $809,239 (fully guaranteed); cap charge -- $1.946 million.

2016: Base salary -- $1,198,478 (fully guaranteed); cap charge -- $2.335 million.

2017: Base salary -- $1,587,717 (fully guaranteed); cap charge -- $2.724 million.