Breaking down Brent Grimes' $32 million contract

The Miami Dolphins were able to lock up cornerback Brent Grimes for the next four years with a contract valued at $32 million.

The contract states that $16 million will be guaranteed, which included a $6 million signing bonus.

In 2014, Grimes will earn a base salary of $2.475 million and carry a cap figure of $4 million. Included in this is a $25,000 reporting bonus. His base salary is guaranteed.

In 2015, Grimes' base salary increases to $8.475 million and a cap figure of $10 million. He's also slated for a $25,000 reporting bonus with his base salary guaranteed.

In 2016, Grimes' base salary will be $7.975 million and he'll have a cap figure of $9.525 million. His base salary for this season isn't guaranteed. The $25,000 reporting bonus is also present for this year of the deal.

In 2017, Grimes is slated to earn a base salary of $6.975 million and carry a cap number of $8.5 million. A $25,000 reporting bonus is written in for this season, too, with his base salary not guaranteed.

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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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