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Breaking Down Shaun Suisham’s Contract Extension

The Steelers extended kicker Shaun Suisham last week. The contract details were not available when the extension was announced, but I can provide them for you now.

Suisham’s new deal contains $12.575 million in new money, and includes a $2.85 million guaranteed signing bonus. Suisham can also earn a $500,000 roster bonus in 2015. The deal should make Suisham the 10th highest paid kicker. Here is a breakdown of the contract by year.

Year Base Salary Prorated Bonus Roster Bonus Cap Hit Dead Money
2014 $855,000 $907,500 $0 $1,762,500 $3,187,500
2015 $2,595,000 $570,000 $500,000 $3.665,000 $2,280,000
2016 2,400,000 $570,000 $0 $2,970,000 $1,710,000
2017 $2,400,000 $570,000 $0 $2,970,000 $1,140,000
2018 2,400,000 $570,000 $0 $2,970,000 $570,000


You may or may not agree, but the contract is a little on the high side. As you can see though, the team can move on from Suisham before the end of the contract without too much of a negative cap impact, should they feel the need to do so.

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