Breaking Down Upcoming Salary Guarantees or Roster Bonuses by NFL Team

Breaking Down Upcoming Salary Guarantees or Roster Bonuses by NFL Team
Upcoming 2015 Salary Guarantees or Roster Bonuses
As the offseason comes closer to focus, we've taken the measures to track down as many specific dates and figures pertaining to guaranteed salaries and bonuses that are soon to come to terms. We'll continue to update this as information becomes available to us, so please reach out to as @spotrac or info@spotrac.com with any we may have missed.
Upcoming 2015 Salary Guarantees or Roster Bonuses

Arizona Cardinals

  • February 6: Carson Palmer (QB, ARI) receives a $9.5 million roster bonus, and his $1 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • March 12: Drew Stanton (QB, ARI) receives a $500,000 roster bonus.
  • March 14: Larry Fitzgerald (WR, ARI) receives an $8 million roster bonus
  • March 14: Matt Shaughnessy (LB, ARI) receives a $500,000 roster bonus.
  • March 14: The remaining $3 million of Jared Veldheer's (OT, ARI) $6 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.

Atlanta Falcons

  • March 12: $1.5 million of Tyson Jackson's (DT, ATL) $2.25 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • March 14: Jon Asamoah (G, ATL) receives a $2 million option bonus.
  • June 3: Roddy White (WR, ATL) receives a $500,000 roster bonus

Buffalo Bills

  • March 10: Mario Williams (DE, BUF) receives a $1 million roster bonus.
  • March 12: Manny Lawson (LB, BUF) receives a $500,000 roster bonus.
  • March 12: Leodis McKelvin (CB, BUF) receives a $750,000 roster bonus.
  • March 12: Chris Williams (OL, BUF) receives a $500,000 roster bonus.
  • March 14: Corey Graham (DB, BUF) receives a $500,000 roster bonus
  • March 16: Dan Carpenter (K, BUF) receives a $500,000 roster bonus.

Carolina Panthers

Chicago Bears

  • February 4: Lamarr Houston's (DE, CHI) $5.95M salary for 2015 fully guarantees.
  • March 12: $10 million of Jay Cutler's (QB, CHI) $6 million 2016 salary fully guarantees, bringing his total dead cap up to $29.5 million.
  • April 9: Jared Allen (DE, CHI) receives an $11.5 million roster bonus.
  • March 12: Brandon Marshall's (WR) $7.5 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.

Cincinnati Bengals

  • March 12: Andy Dalton (QB, CIN) receives a $4 million roster bonus, bringing his dead cap up to $13.6 million.
  • March 14: Vontaze Burfict (LB, CIN) receives a $3.15 million roster bonus.

Cleveland Browns

  • March 24: Donte Whitner's (DB) $4.5 million salary for 2015 becomes fully guaranteed

Dallas Cowboys

  • March 10: If still on the 53-man roster, Henry Melton (DT) receives a 3 year $24 million extension.
  • March 12: An additional $7.5 million of Tony Romo's (QB) $17 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.

Denver Broncos

  • March 9: If still on the 53-man roster, QB Peyton Manning's $19 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • March 10: DB Aqib Talib's $5.5 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • March 14: OT Ryan Clady receives a $1.5 million roster bonus, and his $8.5 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • March 14: The remaining $3.5 million of DE DeMarcus Ware's $7 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • March 14: DB T.J. Ward receives a $2.5 million roster bonus, and his $4 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.

Detroit Lions

  • February 6: DT Ndamukong Suh's contract voids, leaving behind $9,737,500 in dead cap to the Lions.
  • March 12: The remaining $2.75 million of WR Golden Tate's $3.75 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.

Green Bay Packers

  • March 10 :QB Aaron Rodgers receives a $9.5M roster bonus, bringing his dead cap figure to $29.45M.
  • March 12: LB A.J. Hawk receives an $800,000 roster bonus.
  • March 12: DE Michael Neal receives a $1 million roster bonus.
  • March 14: CB Sam Shields receives a $2.5 million roster bonus.

Houston Texans

  • March 24:DE J.J. Watt receives a $10 million roster bonus, bringing his 2015 salary up to $19.969 million.

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • March 10:Sen'Derrick Marks (DT, JAC) will receive a $1 million roster bonus, and his $3 million salary becomes fully guarnteed.
  • March 14: OL Zane Beadles will receive a $2 million roster bonus.
  • March 14: DE Chris Clemons will receive a $1 million roster bonus
  • March 14: DE Red Bryant will receive a $500,000 roster bonus
  • March 14: RB Toby Gerhart will receive a $500,000 roster bonus.

Kansas City Chiefs

  • March 12:QB Alex Smith 2015 & 2016 salaries become fully guaranteed, a total of $26M in cash ($10.9M of Smith's $11.9M 2015 salary was guaranteed at the time of signing).
  • March 19: LB Tamba Hali receives a $2 million roster bonus.
  • March: DE Mike DeVito receives a $1.4M roster bonus

Miami Dolphins

  • March 13: $3 million of WR Mike Wallace's $8.85 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • March 14: DT Earl Mitchell's $4 million 2015 salary fully guarantees.

Minnesota Vikings

  • March 12: TE Kyle Rudolph's $4.9 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • March 12: $2 million of DE Kyle Rudolph's $4.15 million 2015 salary becomes full guaranteed. The remaining $2.15M guarantees on July 1st, 2015.
  • March 14: QB Matt Cassel receives a $500,000 roster bonus

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

  • March 12: LB Junior Galette receives a $12.5M roster bonus, and his $1.25 million salary for 2015 becomes fully guaranteed, bringing his total dead cap up to $17.45 million
  • March 12: TE Jimmy Graham receives a $5 million roster bonus, and his $2.9 million salary for 2015 becomes fully guaranteed, bringing his total dead cap to $16.9 million.
  • March 12: S Jairus Byrd his $2 million salary for 2015 becomes fully guaranteed.
  • March 12: LB David Hawthorne receives a $2.5 million roster bonus.
  • March 12: LB Curtis Lofton receives a $4.5 million roster bonus.

New York Giants

  • March 12: Jameel McClain receives a $400,000 roster bonus.
  • March 14: LB Jon Beason receives a $1.375 million roster bonus.
  • March 14: CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie receives a $1 million roster bonus.

New York Jets

  • March 12: C Nick Mangold receives a $2 million roster bonus.
  • March 14: WR Jeremy Kerley's 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.

Oakland Raiders

  • March 11: DE Justin Tuck receives a $1.5 million roster bonus
  • March 12: S Tyvon Branch receives a $1 million roster bonus.
  • March 14: LB LaMarr Woodley receives a $1.5 million roster bonus.
  • March 14: OL Khalif Barnes receives a $500,000 roster bonus

Philadelphia Eagles

  • March 14: OL Jason Peters receives a $500,000 roster bonus, and his $7.3 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • March 14: The remaining $1 million of WR Riley Cooper's $4 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Diego Chargers

Seattle Seahawks

  • February 6: CB Richard Sherman's $10 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • February 6: DE Michael Bennett's $6 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • February 6: S Kam Chancellor's $4.55 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • February 6: $2.3 million of WR Doug Baldwin's $2.8 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed
  • March 19: TE Zach Miller receives a $1.75 million roster bonus.

San Francisco 49ers

  • March 12: $3 million of WR Anquan Boldin's $5.5 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • March 12: $500,000 of K Phil Dawson's $3.134 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • April 1: QB Colin Kaepernick's $10.4 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • April 1: OTAnthony Davis' $2.35 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • April 1: S Antoine Bethea's $3 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • April 1: OT Joe Staley's receives a $6 million option bonus.
  • April 1: C Daniel Kilgore receives a $600,000 roster bonus.
  • April 1: $819,000 of FB Bruce Miller's $1.1 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.

St. Louis Rams

  • March 12: DE Chris Long receives a $3 millon roster bonus.
  • March 12: DE Robert Quinn receives a $10,233,201 roster bonus.
  • March 12: OL Rodger Saffold's $4 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • March 12: C Scott Wells receives a $1.75 million roster bonus.
  • March 14: DE Robert Quinn's receives a $2.424,242 roster bonus (cap pushed to 2016), and his $5.55 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • March 12: DT Gerald McCoy receives a $6.5 million roster bonus, and his $5 million 2015 and $6 million 2016 salaries become fully guaranteed.
  • March 12: DE Michael Johnson receives a $4 million roster bonus, and his $5 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • March 12: OT Anthony Collins' $6 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed (currently half-guaranteed).
  • March 12: C Evan Dietrich-Smith's $3.75 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • March 14: $4 million of CB Alterraun Verner's $4.25 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.

Tennessee Titans

  • March 12: $3.35 million of Michael Oher's $4 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • March 14: DE Jurrell Casey's $4.5 million 2015 salary full guarantees.
  • March 14: DE Ropati Pitoitua receives a $600,000 roster bonus.
  • March 14: QB Charlie Whitehurst receives a $250,000 roster bonus.

Washington Redskins

  • March 23: $1.25 million of DeAngelo Hall's $4 million 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed.
  • March 24: WR Andre Roberts' $2.75 million salary becomes fully guaranteed.



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