Contract breakdown: Tracy Porter

March, 17, 2014
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Tracy Porter might end up as the Redskins’ third cornerback, covering receivers in the slot. He’s already ended up as their most expensive corner -- not that he cost a while lot, however. And that would only last for this season.

The Redskins signed Porter, who played in Oakland last season, rather than go harder after other free agents such as Brandon Browner (three years, $17 million from New England, but I have not seen the breakdown yet) and Walter Thurmond (one year, $3.5 million from the Giants). Both had visits scheduled with Washington, but it’s very possible the Redskins knew both players might opt for elsewhere.

Regardless, they signed Porter who will count more against the salary cap than any other corner on the roster, including the re-signed DeAngelo Hall. Porter received a $2 million bonus for signing with Washington. Hall's cap number this season is $2,062,500; but in 2015 it will be $4,812,500.
Here’s how Porter’s contract breaks down:

2014
Base salary: $1.25 million
Cap hit: $2.8 million
Note: Porter will receive a roster bonus of $15,625 for each game he is active, up to a maximum of $250,000. He also has likely to be earned incentives of $300,000.

2015
Base salary: $2.25 million
Cap hit: $3.8 million
Note: Porter will receive a roster bonus of $15,625 for each game he is active, up to a maximum of $250,000. He also has likely to be earned incentives of $300,000.

John Keim

ESPN Washington Redskins reporter

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