Breaking down Ray McDonald, Alan Ball deals

The Chicago Bears made a relatively low-risk investment in veteran defensive end Ray McDonald considering his off-field issues with the San Francisco 49ers. McDonald was signed to a one-year, $1.05 million deal that includes an $870,000 base salary, no guaranteed money, a $30,000 workout bonus, a $50,000 roster bonus and $6,250 per game active roster bonuses up to $100,000. He also has $450,000 in not likely to be earned incentives. Meanwhile, cornerback Alan Ball got a $3 million dealĀ  from the Bears. That includes a $1.95 million base salary, a $1 million signing bonus and a $50,000 workout bonus. Ball chose the Bears after turning down the Carolina Panthers' contract offer of one-year and $2 million that included a $1 million signing bonus and a $950,000 base salary with a $50,000 workout bonus and up to $500,000 in playtime incentives. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider 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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