Breaking down Troy Polamalu's $20 million extension

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu's two-year contract extension is worth $20 million and includes a $6.75 million signing bonus, according to a league source.

His base salary for 2014 has been lowered to $1.5 million from $8.25 million with the conversion of his salary into the bonus.

His salary-cap figure is down to $6.387 million from $10.887 million.

In 2015, Polamalu has a $6 million base salary and an $8.25 million salary-cap figure.

In 2016, he has a $5.75 million base salary and an $8 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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