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Carriker’s deal worth $20 million over four years

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Now that several new contracts have been negotiated, we’re starting to get our hands on some of the official numbers.

On Tuesday, defensive end Adam Carriker re-signed a four-year deal with the Redskins.  It has a base value of $20 million, with 3.7 million in fully guaranteed money and another $2 million that is guaranteed for injury only.

In 2012, Carriker receives a signing bonus in the amount of $3 million, a fully guaranteed base salary of $700,00, a $250,00 roster bonus, and a $50,000 workout bonus.  In 2013, the base salary increases to $3.7 million ($2 million is guaranteed for injury only), with the same roster and workout bonuses.  In 2014, the salary moves to $4.7 million, again with the same roster and workout bonuses.  Ditto for 2015.

Finally, a $2 million option bonus comes due on the final day of the 2014 league year.

There’s a strange provision that allows Carriker to void the last three years of the deal by paying $1 million to the team during a 15-day window opening the day after Super Bowl XLVII.  Though terms like that aren’t unprecedented, it’s hard not to wonder whether this is some creative way to manage the 2012 salary cap, given the sudden loss of $18 million in cap space.

Carriker, a first-round pick of the Rams in 2007, was traded to the Redskins in 2010.

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5 Responses to “Carriker’s deal worth $20 million over four years”
  1. kujo13 says: Mar 13, 2012 11:54 PM

    Lame. They can have him.

  2. dlr4skins says: Mar 14, 2012 12:06 AM

    Welcome home. D-Line is set and will continue to develop.

    I will enjoy watching you from back here in Nebraska!

    As for the league office, I hope it literally burns in hell with Goodell and his little group of crying bitches.

    Jones and Snyder could sacrifice the league for what was done and how bush league the process was. Making up rules less than 24 hours before free agency.

    Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue, Sue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Owners and Co-Comishes Snyder & Jones.

  3. reach4succeed says: Mar 14, 2012 12:12 AM

    Even defensive players are excited to be on the same team with RGIII.

  4. skinnyskins says: Mar 14, 2012 12:13 AM

    Cant have enough DL help. Bowen, Carriker, Jenkins, and Scott will have a nice DE rotation with Cofield and Nield at NT.

  5. mdc21787 says: Mar 14, 2012 2:24 AM

    That’s a lot of numbers that I dont care enough to read through, BUT it’s damn good to have Carriker back. Good attitude, strong as an ox corn fed white boy from Nebraska playin the D-line. I like that Bruce Allen is getting in quality players with quality charactor.

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