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Breaking down Jimmy Graham's $40 million deal

Tight end got $12 million signing bonus, $20.9 million guaranteed Aaron Wilson

Print This July 16, 2014, 03:21 PM EST

New Orleans Saints star tight end Jimmy Graham's $40 million contract includs a $12 million signing bonus and $20.9 million in total guaranteed money.

Graham's $1 million base salary for 2014 is fully guaranteed. He has a first-year salary-cap figure of $4 million.

In 2015, he has a $2.9 million base salary guaranteed for injury only at signing. It becomes fully guaranteed on the third day of the 2015 league year. He's due a $5 million roster bonus guaranteed for injury only at signing and becomes fully guaranteed if he's on the roster on the third day of the 2015 league year. He has an $11 million salary-cap figure for 2015.

He has $100,000 workout bonuses in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

In 2016, Graham has an $8.9 million nonguaranteed base salary and a $12 million salary-cap figure.

In 2017, Graham has a $7.9 million nonguaranteed base salary and a $13 million salary-cap figure.

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