Breaking down Cam Heyward's $59.25 million extension

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward's $59.25 million five-year contract extension includes a $12 million signing bonus and $15 million guaranteed, according to a league source.
Heyward has a $1 million base salary this year and a $6.4 million salary-cap figure. He's due a $3 million roster bonus on Saturday.
In 2016, Heyward has a $3 million base salary and a $10.4 million salary-cap figure. He's due a $5 million roster bonus on the fifth day of the 2016 league year. In 2017, Heyward has a $5 million base salary and a $10.4 million salary-cap figure. He's due a $3 million roster bonus on the fifth day of the 2017 league year. In 2018, Heyward has a $9 million base salary and a $11.4 million salary-cap figure. In 2019, Heyward has a $8.75 million base salary and a $11.15 million salary-cap figure. In 2020, Heyward has a $9.5 million base salary and 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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