A.J. Klein

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Bills, OLB Age: 32-220d Exp: 9 Years
Drafted: Round 5 (#148 overall), 2013 College: Iowa State Agent(s): Scott Smith (XAM Sports)

 

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    2023-2023

    A.J. Klein signed a 1 year, $1,317,500 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including a $100,000 signing bonus, $100,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,317,500.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,317,500
    Signing Bonus $100,000
    Average Salary $1,317,500
    Total Guarantees $100,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $100,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA

    2022-2022

    A.J. Klein signed a 1 year, $1,120,000 contract with the Baltimore Ravens, including an average annual salary of $1,120,000.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,120,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,120,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2020-2022

    A.J. Klein signed a 3 year, $18,000,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including a $1,200,000 signing bonus, $11,300,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,000,000.
    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $18,000,000
    Signing Bonus $1,200,000
    Average Salary $6,000,000
    Total Guarantees $11,300,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $9,700,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2017-2019

    A.J. Klein signed a 4 year, $24,000,000 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $4,000,000 signing bonus, $9,400,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,000,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $24,000,000
    Signing Bonus $4,000,000
    Average Salary $6,000,000
    Total Guarantees $9,400,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $9,400,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2013-2016Entry Level

    A.J. Klein signed a 4 year, $2,351,300 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including a $191,300 signing bonus, $191,300 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $587,825.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,351,300
    Signing Bonus $191,300
    Average Salary $587,825
    Total Guarantees $191,300
    Guaranteed at Signing $191,300
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $405,000 $191,300 - - - - - $596,300
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $495,000 - - - - - - $495,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $585,000 - - - - - $136,260 $721,260
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $675,000 - - - - - - $675,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,700,000 $4,000,000 - $100,000 - - - $5,800,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $4,100,000 - - $100,000 - - - $4,200,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $4,100,000 - $475,000 $100,000 - - - $4,675,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,200,000 $1,200,000 $3,300,000 $100,000 - - $81,186 $6,881,186
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $4,100,000 - $1,776,460 $100,000 - - - $5,976,460
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $497,776 - - - - - - $497,776
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $248,889 - - - - - - $248,888
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $186,666 - - - - - - $186,666
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $570,000 - - - - - - $570,000
    11 seasons $19,863,331 $5,391,300 $5,551,460 $500,000 - - $217,446 $31,523,536
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,160,000 $191,300 - - - - $136,260 $2,487,560
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $9,900,000 $4,000,000 $475,000 $300,000 - - - $14,675,000
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,367,776 $1,200,000 $5,076,460 $200,000 - - $81,186 $13,925,422
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $248,889 - - - - - - $248,888
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $186,666 - - - - - - $186,666
  • Transactions

    Dec 9 2023Waived by Buffalo (BUF)
    Oct 11 2023Signed to the active roster by Buffalo (BUF)
    Sep 21 2023Signed to the practice squad by Buffalo (BUF)
    Aug 29 2023Released by Buffalo (BUF)
    Apr 17 2023Signed a 1 year $1.137 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    Nov 17 2022Claimed off waivers by Buffalo (BUF)
    Nov 16 2022Waived by Chicago (CHI)
    Oct 31 2022Traded to Chicago (CHI) from Baltimore (BAL) with 2023 2nd round pick (#53 Gervon Dexter) and 2023 5th round pick (#148 Noah Sewell) for Roquan Smith
    Oct 6 2022Signed to the active roster by Baltimore (BAL)
    Oct 4 2022Signed to the practice squad by New York (NYG)
    Mar 8 2022Released by Buffalo (BUF), clearing $5.1M of cap space
    Mar 18 2020Signed a 3 year $18 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    Mar 9 2017Signed a 4 year $24 million contract with New Orleans (NO)
    May 23 2013Signed a 4 year $2.351 million contract with Carolina (CAR)
    Apr 27 2013Drafted by Carolina (CAR): Round 5 (#148 overall)
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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2023 BUF 2 2
    2022 BUF 10 10 2 104 10.7 13 9 4
    2021 BUF 15 15 4 329 31.1 35 29 6 1
    2020 BUF 16 16 11 652 62.0 5 75 53 22 2
    2019 NO 15 15 15 766 70.7 2.5 69 47 22 1 1
    2018 NO 16 16 15 669 66.2 2 69 42 27 1
    2017 NO 12 12 12 664 62.6 2 54 37 17 1
    2016 CAR 15 15 7 351 32.8 2 31 16 14 2
    2015 CAR 15 15 6 320 29.1 1 55 34 14 1 1
    2014 CAR 14 14 9 282 27.4 39 22 13 1
    2013 CAR 16 16 2 129 12.7 2 21 16 1
    Totals 146 146 83 4,266 - 17 461 305 140 8 4