Dannell Ellerbe

Outside Linebacker Age: 29 Exp: 6 Years
College: Georgia Agent(s): Enter Sports Management
  • Current Contract

    Dannell Ellerbe signed a 3 year, $15,200,000 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including $5,200,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,066,667. In 2015, Ellerbe will earn a base salary of $1,100,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000. Ellerbe has a cap hit of $1,900,000 while his dead money value is $1,100,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $15,200,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $5,066,667
    Guaranteed $5,200,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2015 Contract details by year $1,100,000 - $700,000 $100,000 $1,900,000 $1,100,000
    2016 Contract details by year $4,100,000 $1,000,000 $700,000 $100,000 $5,900,000 -
    2017 Contract details by year $4,100,000 $1,000,000 $700,000 $100,000 $5,900,000 -
    2018 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $4.8M initially guaranteed (2015 base + signing bonus + 2015 roster bonus)
    • 2015 Signing Bonus: $1.5M (counts against MIA cap)
    • 2015 Roster Bonus: $2.1M/3 years
    • 2016-17 Roster Bonus: $1M
    • 2016 salary fully guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2016
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from the NFLPA, Rotoworld, & OTC.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Dead Cap Hit
    2015 Player contract details by year - $5,700,000 $5,700,000

    Previous Contracts

    2013-2017

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $35,000,000
    Signing Bonus $7,000,000
    Average Salary $7,000,000
    Guaranteed $14,000,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead
    2013 $1,000,000 $1,400,000 $25,000 $2,425,000 $14,025,000
    2014 $6,000,000 $1,400,000 $25,000 $7,425,000 $11,625,000
    2015 $8,450,000 - $25,000 $8,475,000 -
    2016 $6,450,000 - $25,000 $6,475,000 -
    2017 $6,000,000 - $25,000 $6,025,000 -
    2018 Free agent year UFA  
    • $14 million guaranteed (signing bonus + 2013-14 base)
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $310,000 $2,000 - - - - - $312,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $395,000 - - - - - - $395,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $525,000 - - - - - - $525,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $1,927,000 - - - - - - $1,927,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $7,000,000 - $25,000 - - - $8,025,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - $25,000 - - - $6,025,000
    Est. Earnings (6 seasons) $10,157,000 $7,002,000 - $50,000 - - - $17,209,000
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    11/09/2012 Player contract details by year Hit on Defenseless Player $10,000 for striking a defenseless player in the head and neck area for his hit on Browns RB Trent Richardson
    - $10,000
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Dannell Ellerbe ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($1,900,000) Rank
    NFL: #585
    NFC: #278
    NFC South: #62
    New Orleans Saints: #19
    Outside Linebacker: #58

    Total Cash ($1,200,000) Rank
    NFL: #0
    Outside Linebacker: #0

    Average Annual ($5,066,667) Rank
    NFL: #0
    Outside Linebacker: #0