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John Lunsford's guaranteed money is intriguing part of 49ers special teams salaries

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We're running down the salary cap figures, and notable contract details for each position group. Today, we wrap it up with the special teams players.

The 49ers are working their way through OTAs, and as we continue prepping for the upcoming season, it seemed a good time for another swing through the positions. This time around, we are looking at the salary cap figures for the players competing in each position group. The 49ers have a ton of cap space, so it should not play a huge role in deciding roster spots, but it is always interesting to consider.

We are started off with quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends,offensive line, defensive line, outside linebackers, inside linebackers, and, cornerbacks, and safeties. Today, we finish with the special teamers. We've got a list of the pertinent numbers for each player, and anything key points associated with the given contract. We've also added info about dead money and cap savings for each player if they are released. June 1 has arrived, so we'll consider all cuts post-June 1 cuts.

Phil Dawson

Year

Cap Hit

Base

2016

$3,134,000

$3,134,000

If cut

Dead money: $3,134,000
Cap savings: $0

Dawson re-signed with the 49ers, inking a one-year deal, worth $3.134 million. The deal is fully guaranteed, so it is unlikely he goes anywhere. I would think this is likely Dawson’s last season with the 49ers, and could very well be his last in the NFL.

Kyle Kelson

Year

Cap Hit

Base

SB

WO Bonus

2016

$970,000

$795,000

$150,000

$25,000

2017

$1,150,000

$975,000

$150,000

$25,000

2018

$1,150,000

$975,000

$150,000

$25,000

If cut

Dead money: $150,000
Cap savings: $820,000

Nothing bad to say here. We don’t hear much about Kyle Nelson, and that is a good thing when you’re a long snapper. Since he is the only long snapper in camp, he makes the team by default, plus he can actually play some tight end if needed.

Bradley Pinion

Year

Cap Hit

Base

SB

2016

$573,550

$525,000

$48,550

2017

$663,550

$615,000

$48,550

2018

$753,550

$705,000

$48,550

If cut

Dead money: $48,550
Cap savings: $525,000

A second-year punter out of Clemson, Pinion has a leg, and will likely be asked to be the kickoff specialist this season. Dawson will continue with extra points and field goals, and Pinion will be his holder.

John Lunsford

Year

Cap Hit

Base

SB

2016

$451,666

$450,000

$1,666

2017

$541,666

$540,000

$1,666

2018

$631,668

$630,000

$1,668

If cut

Dead money: $6,666
Cap savings: $445,000

Lunsford is an interesting case. He has a strong leg, but he is not very accurate. Also he was given what I feel is an odd amount of guaranteed money as a undrafted free agent. He received $10,000 total, including a $5,000 signing bonus, and a $5,000 first-year base salary guarantee. With that said, I expect Lunsford to be on the team's practice squad this season.

I would like to thank everyone who kept following this series of posts over the past 7-10 days, I plan on doing this each year, to give a better outlook on the team's salary cap situation at each position.

And for anyone wondering, the only positional groups without a player eligible for the proven performance escalator were the inside linebackers, and safeties. Special teams players aren’t eligible due to the fact that they would have 100 percent playing time at their position.

As always you can follow me on Twitter, @Jay_AB81, or check our salary cap section here, on Niners Nation, which is now officially the exclusive home for my salary cap information.