Breaking down Jimmy Graham's $40 million deal

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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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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