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Ernie Sims

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Cardinals, OLB Age: 35 Exp: 8 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#9 overall), 2006 College: Florida State Agent(s):

 

Cardinals – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Ernie Sims signed a 1 year, $865,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals, including an average annual salary of $865,000. In , Sims will earn a base salary of , a signing bonus of , a roster bonus of , a signing bonus of , a restructure bonus of , a workout bonus of and a incentive bonus of , while carrying a cap hit of and a dead cap value of .

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $865,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $865,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2014 Contract details by year 29 $855,000 $10,000 $580,000 - $865,000($865,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2014 Dead Cap: $0 2014 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2014 Dead Cap: $0 2014 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2014 Dead Cap: $0 2015 Dead Cap: $0 2014 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2014 Dead Cap: $0 2015 Dead Cap: $0 2014 Cap Savings: $0
    2015 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Roster Bonus (Week 1): $10,000
    • Playing Time Incentives: $55,000

    Previous Contracts

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    2013-2013

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $840,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $840,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2014 / UFA

    2012-2012

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $700,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $700,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2013 / UFA

    2011-2011

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $685,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $685,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2012 / UFA

    2006-2010Entry Level

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $16,650,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,330,000
    Total Guarantees $12,100,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2011 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $275,000 - $1,485,000 - - - $1,415,000 $3,175,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $360,000 - - - - $9,200,000 - $9,560,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $715,000 - - $50,000 - - - $765,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $850,000 - - $50,000 - - - $900,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $1,800,000 - - $50,000 - - - $1,850,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings - - $250,000 - - - - $250,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $685,000 - - - - - - $685,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $700,000 - - - - - - $700,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $840,000 - - - - - - $840,000
    8 seasons $6,225,000 - $1,735,000 $150,000 - $9,200,000 $1,415,000 $18,725,000
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,200,000 - $1,735,000 $100,000 - $9,200,000 - $14,650,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,485,000 - - $50,000 - - - $2,535,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,540,000 - - - - - - $1,540,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/14/2012, $15,750

      for striking Bengals WR Marvin Jones in the head and neck area


    • Player contract details by year 11/03/2010, $50,000

      Defenseless hit against Lavelle Hawkins


    • TOTAL: $65,750

  • Transactions

    Aug 7 2014Released by Arizona (ARI)
    Jun 3 2014Signed a 1 year $865k contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Mar 18 2013Signed a 1 year $840k contract with Dallas (DAL)
    Oct 24 2012Signed a 1 year $700k contract with Dallas (DAL)
    Aug 2 2011Signed a 1 year $685k contract with Indianapolis (IND)
    Apr 19 2010Traded to Philadelphia (PHI) from Detroit (DET) with Denver (DEN) for a 2010 5th round pick.
    Jul 30 2006Signed a 5 year $16.65 million contract with Detroit (DET)
    Apr 29 2006Drafted by Detroit (DET): Round 1 (#9 overall)
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