Breaking down Jadeveon Clowney's $22.272 million deal

Houston Texans rookie outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney's fully guaranteed $22.272 million contract includes a $14.518 million signing bonus.

The contact includes offset language, just as it did for the top overall pick of last year's NFL draft: Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Fisher.

The deal for the top overall pick includes base salaries of $420,000, $510,000, $600,000 and $690,000 and the standard fifth-year club option.

Clowney is due a $922,409 fully guaranteed roster bonus on the fifth day of training camp in 2015.

He has a $1.844 million fully guaranteed roster bonus on the fifth day of training camp in 2016.

The former South Carolina star pass rusher has a $2.767 million fully guaranted roster bonus on the fifth day of training camp in 2017.

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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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