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Breaking down Derek Carrier's contract and salary cap implications

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The San Francisco 49ers extended reserve tight end Derek Carrier. We've got the contract details.

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Last weekend, the San Francisco 49ers signed tight end Derek Carrier to a 2-year contract extension that has him locked up through the 2017 season. We finally have some details, which I know you all have been waiting on with baited breath!

Carrier got a $400,000 signing bonus. He will earn base salaries of $585,000 (league minimum) in 2015, $800,000 in 2016, and $950,000 in 2017. He also gets $100,000 in roster bonuses and $25,000 in workout bonuses in each of 2016 and 2017. According to Jason Hurley, Carrier also has a $250,000 escalator and $600,000 escalator for 2017. The 2016 escalator is based on 25 receptions or 40 percent playing time in 2015. He did not have details on the 2017 escalator.

It is not surprising the 49ers would invest in a young player they can get cheap, but it is interesting that Derek Carrier is that guy. He seems to be a favorite of the organization, and will continue to get opportunities. The team extended him along with Garrett Celek behind Vernon Davis and Vance McDonald.

Signing Bonus: $400,000

2015

Base salary: $585,000
Cap hit: $718,333

2016

Base salary: $800,000
Roster bonus: $100,000
Workout bonus: $25,000
Cap hit: $1,058,333
Potential escalator: $250,000

2017

Base salary: $950,000
Roster bonus: $100,000
Workout bonus: $25,000
Cap hit: $1,208,334
Potential escalator: $600,000