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Erik Pears contract details reveal nice little pay day for new 49ers lineman

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We take a look at Erik Pears's contract with the San Francisco 49ers. He is taking a pay cut from his last deal with the Buffalo Bills, but still making a nice chunk of change.

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The San Francisco 49ers agreed to terms with offensive lineman Erik Pears this weekend, and details have trickled out. The 49ers have not announced the move, as the contract is still being process by the league. In the meantime, Aaron Wilson has some numbers on the deal.

Pears signed a two year deal, and according to Wilson, it is worth $4.7 million. He got a $500,000 signing bonus, and will earn base salaries of $1.45 million each season. $500,000 of his 2015 base salary is guaranteed. He also roster bonuses if he is on the roster Week 1 of 2015 and again in 2016, and of course has game day roster bonuses in 2015.

There are some discrepancies in what I am seeing between Wilson and Spotrac. I'm waiting on Over The Cap to hopefully clarify all this. Spotrac lists $350,000 workout bonuses each year, which seems kind of steep and not something I'm seeing elsewhere. For now, here is what the contract looks like:

Signing Bonus: $500,000
Incentives:
$1,000,000 each year in playing time incentives

2015

Base salary: $1,450,000 ($500,000 guaranteed)
Roster bonus (Week 1): $200,000
Roster bonus (weekly active): $200,000 ($12,500 per week)
Cap hit: $2,100,000

2016

Base salary: $1,450,000
Roster bonus (Week 1): $200,000
Cap hit: $1,900,000

If he has the $350,000 workout bonuses, add that to each cap hit. I'm keeping that out for now, but will update it if I get confirmation on the workout money. In the meantime, yes, that seems like a lot of money for a guy that many view as not a particularly good offensive lineman. He earned $2.9 million in salary and bonuses last season, so this is a sizable pay cut for him. Nonetheless, Bills fans responded to the news.