Breaking down William Moore's deal

March, 12, 2013
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I just got a look at the official numbers of the contract safety William Moore recently signed with the Atlanta Falcons.

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The five-year deal averages $5.913 million per season and $14 million of the deal is guaranteed. Moore received an $8.25 million signing bonus.

Moore’s cap figure for this year is $3.9 million, including $2.25 million in guaranteed base salary. His $3.5 million base salary in 2014 also is guaranteed. Moore’s base salary stays at $3.5 million in 2015. Moore’s base salary is scheduled to jump to $4.5 million in 2016 and $6.25 million in 2017, but there also are escalator clauses in the final two years that could increase his base salaries.

Also, the two-year extension signed by offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds is worth an average of $1.294 million per season. Reynolds got a $500,000 signing bonus and his base salary for this season is $715,000. Reynolds’ base salary for $2014 is $1.285 million, but the contract includes an escalator that can raise that number.

With the Moore and Reynolds contracts factored in, the Falcons have about $15.4 million in available salary-cap room. But don’t expect a free-agent frenzy. The Falcons are working on a contract to bring tight end Tony Gonzalez back for another season. They also are trying to re-sign left tackle Sam Baker and cornerback Brent Grimes.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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