Breaking down Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy's $37.246 million extension

Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy's four-year contract extension is worth $37.246 million and includes a $12 million signing bonus with $20 million guaranteed, according to a league source. The deal, negotiated by agents Ethan Lock and Joe Panos, includes a $1 million guaranteed base salary in 2015 and a salary-cap figure of $4.406 million this year. He has a $6,240 workout bonus. In 2016, he has a $5.25 millionĀ  base salary and a $7.65 million salary-cap figure and a $6,240 workout bonus. The base salary is guaranteed for injury only at signing and becomes fully guaranteed for skill and salary cap if he's on the roster on the third day of the 2016 league year. In 2017, Levy has a $8.39 million salary-cap figure and a $5.75 million salary with $1.75 million guaranteed for injury only at signing and fully guaranteed for that number if he's on the roster on the third day of the 2017 league year. He has a $6,250 signing bonus. In 2018, Levy has a $8.65 million salary-cap figure and a $6.25 million base salary that's not guaranteed. In 2019, he has a $9.15 million salary-cap figure and a nonguaranteed $6.75 million base salary. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle  
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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