Breaking down Brandon Browner's $16.8 million Patriots deal

New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner's three-year, $16.8 maximum value contract includes $1 million guaranteed, according to a league source.

The $1 million is through a 2014 base salary fully guaranteed for skill, injury and salary cap.

Browner won't make $470,000 due to a four-game suspension and an additional four game checks in fines for a violation of the NFL substance-abuse policy.

In 2014, Browner can make as much as $4.33 million through $529,000 in salary, a $250,000 workout bonus, a $500,000 roster bonus paid for being on the 53-man roster for one game and a $150,000 per game active roster bonus, and $1.25 million in incentives. He has a $2.95 million salary-cap figure.

In 2015, Browner has a $1.9 million nonguaranteed base salary. There's a club option for 2015 that must be exercised by the end of the 2014 league year through a $2 million roster bonus.

He has $500,000 in incentives based on playing time and a $100,000 per game active roster bonus.

He has a $5.5 million salary-cap figure.

In 2016, Browner has a $2 million roster bonus that must be exercised by the last day of the 2015 league year to exercise a club option. He has a $500,000 roster bonus in 2015 deferred to March 31, 2016.

He has a $1.9 million nonguaranteed base salary, $500,000 in incentives, $100,000 roster bonus per game active and a $500,000 roster bonus deferred until March 31, 2017. He has a $5.5 million salary-cap figure.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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