Last updated on May 9, 2015 5:25 PM EDT

Ryan Wendell

Year Salary Prorated
Signing Bonus
Offseason Workout Bonus Total Cap Figure Cash Received Remaining Guaranteed Money Cap Hit if Cut before 6/2 Cap Hit if Cut After 6/1 Comments
2014 $1,000,000 $425,000 $200,000 46-man active roster $1,625,000 $2,050,000 $850,000 $705,000 $12,500 roster bonus per game that Wendell is active (maximum value of $200,000)
2015 $1,000,000 $425,000 $175,000 roster $800,000 $2,400,000 $1,175,000 $425,000 $690,000 $12,500 roster bonus per game that Wendell is active (maximum value of $200,000)
$1.3 million in unspecified playtime incentives
On March 28 ESPNBoston's Field Yates reported that "As it turns out, Wendell's deal did in fact have a misprint in the NFLPA, as he does not have roster bonuses of up to $2 million each season. He has roster bonuses of up to $200,000 each season, which can be earned by being on the 46-man roster for each of the 16 regular-season games next year ($12,500 for each game).

With this detail ironed out, here's an updated look at the contract:

Overall terms: Two years, base value of $3.25 million, maximum value of $4.55 million ($850,000 guaranteed in a signing bonus)

Base salary: $1 million
Roster bonus: $200,000
Cap hit: $1.625 million

Base salary: $1 million
Roster bonus: $200,000
Playing-time incentives: Up to $1.3 million
Cap hit: $1.625 million (would increase up to $2.975 million if he hits all incentives)

Here's a graphical snapshot of Wendell's cap hits

Ryan Wendell's cap hits

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