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Lee Smith

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Falcons, TE Age: 33-22d Exp: 10 Years
Drafted: Round 5 (#159 overall), 2011 College: Marshall Agent(s): SportStars

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  • Current Contract

    Lee Smith signed a 3 year, $9,000,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including $4,400,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,000,000. In 2021, Smith will earn a base salary of $1,075,000 and a signing bonus of $725,000, while carrying a cap hit of $1,800,000 and a dead cap value of $1,800,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $9,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,000,000
    Total Guarantees $4,400,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $4,400,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 32 $1,900,000 - $1,500,000 $100,000 $3,500,000 $4,500,000 $3,528,124($3,528,124)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-1,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2019 Cap Savings: $1,900,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $-1,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $1,900,000
    2020 Contract details by year 33 $2,650,000 - $500,000 $100,000 $3,250,000 $3,250,000 $3,304,699($6,832,823)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $3,250,000 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $600,000 2020 Cap Savings: $2,650,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $3,250,000 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $600,000 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $2,650,000
    2021 Contract details by year 34 $1,075,000 $725,000 - - $1,800,000 $1,800,000 $1,800,000($8,632,823)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,800,000 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $725,000 2021 Cap Savings: $1,075,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,800,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $725,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $1,075,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $4.4M guaranteed at signing (2019 salary +2019 roster bonus + $1M of 2020 salary)
    • 2019 Roster Bonus: $1.5M (paid)
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $500,000 (due 3/22/2020, guaranteed for injury now)
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $250,000 (due the 5th league day of 2021, 3/21/2021)
    • Annual Workout Bonus: $100,000
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2018-2020

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $9,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,000,000
    Total Guarantees $3,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2017-2017

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,250,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,250,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2015-2017

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $9,350,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,116,667
    Total Guarantees $3,100,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,100,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2011-2014Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,298,282
    Signing Bonus $171,480
    Average Salary $574,571
    Total Guarantees $171,480
    Guaranteed at Signing $171,480
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $375,000 - - - - - - $375,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings - $171,480 - - - - - $171,480
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $479,467 - - - - - - $479,467
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $583,934 - - - - - - $583,934
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $688,401 - - - - - - $688,401
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 - $1,600,000 $250,000 - - $27,110 $3,377,110
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 - - $250,000 - - - $2,750,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $250,000 - - - $2,250,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 - $1,250,000 - $1,100,000 - - $4,350,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,900,000 - $1,500,000 $100,000 - - $28,124 $3,528,124
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,650,000 - $500,000 $100,000 - - $54,699 $3,304,699
    10 seasons $13,676,802 $171,480 $5,850,000 $950,000 $1,100,000 - $109,933 $21,858,215
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,075,000 $725,000 - - - - - $1,800,000
    $14,751,802 $896,480 $5,850,000 $950,000 $1,100,000 - $109,933 $23,658,215
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $6,676,802 - $2,000,000 $200,000 - - $82,823 $8,959,625
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings - $171,480 - - - - - $171,480
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - $3,850,000 $750,000 $1,100,000 - $27,110 $12,727,110
  • Transactions

    Mar 16 2021Traded to Atlanta (ATL) from Buffalo (BUF) for 2022 7th round pick [conditional 7th]
    May 13 2019Signed a 3 year $9 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    May 2 2019Released by Oakland (OAK), clearing $1.88 million of cap
    Mar 14 2018Signed a 3 year $9 million contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Aug 1 2017Signed a 1 year $2.25 million restructured contract with Oakland (OAK), clearing $1.5M in cap
    Mar 10 2015Signed a 3 year $9.35 million contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Sep 4 2011Claimed off waivers by Buffalo (BUF)
    Sep 3 2011Waived by New England (NE)
    Jul 29 2011Signed a 4 year $2.29 million contract with New England (NE)
    Apr 30 2011Drafted by New England (NE): Round 5 (#159 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2020 BUF 10 10 2 171 15.7 6 4 35 8.8 2 0 15.5
    2019 BUF 16 16 6 330 30.1 5 4 31 7.8 1 0 9.1
    2018 OAK 16 16 4 284 27.2 11 10 73 7.3 3 0 25.3
    2017 OAK 16 16 9 341 33.7 11 8 76 9.5 0 0 7.6
    2016 OAK 4 4 4 127 11.9 6 6 29 4.8 0 0 2.9
    2015 OAK 15 15 15 520 52.5 13 12 70 5.8 1 0 13
    2014 BUF 14 14 10 335 31.5 8 7 42 6 1 0 10.2
    2013 BUF 16 16 14 428 36.9 9 5 78 15.6 0 0 7.8
    2012 BUF 16 16 7 286 28.3 4 4 13 3.2 2 0 13.3
    2011 BUF 10 10 3 4 4 11 2.8 0 0 1.1
    Totals 133 133 74 2,822 - 77 64 458 7.2 10 0 105.80