The San Francisco 49ers signed inside linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong to a 2-year extension back in December, and it took some time for details to arrive. The GM and head coach search kept us all pre-occupied, but I wanted to get Armstrong’s contract information out there for you all.
Armstrong received a $500,000 signing bonus. For salary cap purposes, the bonus is prorated over three seasons because he signed the deal before the end of the 2016 season. That results in annual cap hits of $166,666.
Armstrong also will receive $200,000 each season in per game roster bonuses. In 2017, he has a $50,000 Week 1 roster bonus and a $100,000 workout bonus. In 2018, he has a $50,000 workout bonus. He will earn $1 million in base salaries in both seasons, with his 2017 base salary guaranteed for $850,000.
Below are his salary cap numbers, and a breakdown of each season.
Base Salary: $1,000,000 ($850,000 guaranteed at signing)
Signing Bonus Proration: $166,666
Per Game Roster Bonus: $200,000 (Only $25,000 counts against the cap due him only playing in two games before hi season ending injury)
Week 1 Roster Bonus: $50,000
Workout Bonus: $100,000
Salary Cap Number: $1,341,666
Base Salary: $1,000,000
Signing Bonus Proration: $166,668
Per Game Roster Bonus: $200,000
Workout Bonus: $50,000
Salary Cap Number: $1,416,668
As you can see this is a very team-friendly deal. It includes $1.35 million fully guaranteed at signing, and no other guarantees. The 49ers have Armstrong and Bowman likely serving as their two starting inside linebackers, but with the cap space they have, if the new coaching staff and front office want to go in another direction, they have the flexibility.
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