Dec 24, 2011; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) celebrates against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Dunlap Contract Details and Updated 2013 Salary Cap

Details are starting to leak out about the exact contract details of how much Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap will be paid over the life of his new 6-year deal, as well as what his cap hit is scheduled to be for the 2013 NFL season:

 

 


A player’s salary cap number has three main parts. First, is the player’s yearly base salary. Second, is the bonus that player receives, such as signing bonuses, option bonuses, and roster bonuses. Third, a component of a player’s Salary Cap number is made up of incentives a player can receive based on performance.

So while Dunlap’s base salary is a mere $1.3 million in 2013, his signing bonus and other incentives cause his cap hit to be over $6 million:

 

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Dunlap will have an annual $300,000 workout bonus as well.

And according to Pro Football Talk, Dunlap will earn $18.7 million before the start of next year’s training camp and $20 million total during the 2013 and ’14 seasons. Dunlap was going into the final year of his rookie deal and had a cap number of $1.489 million.

The Bengals now have $15.49 million available salary cap space, and are expected to roll over about $10 million of salary cap to the 2014 offseason in order to have more wiggle room to re-sign impending free agent Geno Atkins, as well as work out potential extensions for A.J. Green and Andy Dalton.

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