Eli Ankou

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Bills, DT Age: 29-322d Exp: 4 Years
Undrafted: 2017, Texans College: California-Los Angeles Agent(s): Patrick VanHall (Ascend Athletics)

 
  • Current Contract

    Eli Ankou signed a 1 year, $1,132,500 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including a $7,500 signing bonus, $7,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,132,500. In 2024, Ankou will earn a base salary of $1,125,000 and a signing bonus of $7,500, while carrying a cap hit of $992,500 and a dead cap value of $7,500.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,132,500
    Signing Bonus $7,500
    Average Salary $1,132,500
    Total Guarantees $7,500
    Guaranteed at Signing $7,500
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2024 Contract details by year 30 $1,125,000 $7,500 $992,500 $7,500 $1,132,500($1,132,500) $1,132,500
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $7,500 2024 Cap Savings: $985,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $7,500 2024 Cap Savings: $985,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $7,500 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $985,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $7,500 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $985,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2023-2023Practice Squad

    Eli Ankou signed a 1 year, $289,800 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including an average annual salary of $289,800. In 2024, Ankou will earn a base salary of $1,125,000 and a signing bonus of $7,500, while carrying a cap hit of $992,500 and a dead cap value of $7,500.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $289,800
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $289,800
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 0 /

    2023-2023

    Eli Ankou signed a 1 year, $1,080,000 contract with the Atlanta Falcons, including an average annual salary of $1,080,000. In 2024, Ankou will earn a base salary of $1,125,000 and a signing bonus of $7,500, while carrying a cap hit of $992,500 and a dead cap value of $7,500.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,080,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,080,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 0 /

    2022-2022Practice Squad

    Eli Ankou signed a 1 year, $277,200 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including an average annual salary of $277,200. In 2024, Ankou will earn a base salary of $1,125,000 and a signing bonus of $7,500, while carrying a cap hit of $992,500 and a dead cap value of $7,500.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $277,200
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $277,200
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 0 /

    2022-2022

    Eli Ankou signed a 1 year, $1,035,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including an average annual salary of $1,035,000. In 2024, Ankou will earn a base salary of $1,125,000 and a signing bonus of $7,500, while carrying a cap hit of $992,500 and a dead cap value of $7,500.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,035,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,035,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2021-2021

    Eli Ankou signed a 1 year, $990,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including an average annual salary of $990,000. In 2024, Ankou will earn a base salary of $1,125,000 and a signing bonus of $7,500, while carrying a cap hit of $992,500 and a dead cap value of $7,500.
    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $990,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $990,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2022 / RFA

    2019-2020

    Eli Ankou signed a 2 year, $1,380,000 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including an average annual salary of $690,000. In 2024, Ankou will earn a base salary of $1,125,000 and a signing bonus of $7,500, while carrying a cap hit of $992,500 and a dead cap value of $7,500.
    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $1,380,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $690,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2017-2019

    Eli Ankou signed a 3 year, $1,668,500 contract with the Houston Texans, including a $3,500 signing bonus, $20,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $556,167. In 2024, Ankou will earn a base salary of $1,125,000 and a signing bonus of $7,500, while carrying a cap hit of $992,500 and a dead cap value of $7,500.
    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $1,668,500
    Signing Bonus $3,500
    Average Salary $556,167
    Total Guarantees $20,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $20,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / RFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $465,000 - - - - - - $465,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $16,500 $3,500 - - - - - $20,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $555,000 - - - - - - $555,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $56,000 - - - - - - $56,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $379,410 - - - - - $65,888 $445,298
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $436,765 - - - - - $88,635 $525,400
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $291,176 - - - - - - $291,176
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $97,059 - - - - - - $97,058
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $267,088 - - - - - - $267,088
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $14,000 - - - - - - $14,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $47,222 - - - - - - $47,222
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $14,000 - - - - - - $14,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $215,600 - - - - - - $215,600
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $70,000 - - - - - - $70,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $180,000 - - - - - $7,260 $187,260
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $177,100 - - - - - - $177,100
    7 seasons $3,281,920 $3,500 - - - - $161,783 $3,447,202
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $1,125,000 $7,500 - - - - - $1,132,500
    $4,406,920 $11,000 - - - - $161,783 $4,579,702
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,076,000 - - - - - - $1,076,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $113,559 $3,500 - - - - - $117,058
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $379,410 - - - - - $65,888 $445,298
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $436,765 - - - - - $88,635 $525,400
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $291,176 - - - - - - $291,176
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $743,788 - - - - - - $743,788
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $14,000 - - - - - - $14,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $47,222 - - - - - - $47,222
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $180,000 - - - - - $7,260 $187,260
  • Transactions

    Jan 23 2024Signed a reserve/future contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    Oct 25 2023Signed to the practice squad by Buffalo (BUF)
    Oct 24 2023Released by Atlanta (ATL)
    Oct 4 2023Signed to the active roster by Atlanta (ATL)
    Aug 30 2023Signed to the practice squad by Buffalo (BUF)
    Aug 29 2023Released by Buffalo (BUF)
    Jan 23 2023Signed a reserve/future contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    Oct 3 2022Signed to the practice squad by Buffalo (BUF)
    Aug 30 2022Released by Buffalo (BUF)
    Feb 7 2022Signed a reserve/future contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    Nov 16 2021Signed to the practice squad by Buffalo (BUF)
    Oct 26 2021Signed to the practice squad by Tennessee (TEN)
    Oct 5 2021Signed to the practice squad by Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Aug 30 2021Waived by Atlanta (ATL)
    Aug 18 2021Signed a contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Aug 15 2021Waived by Buffalo (BUF)
    Jun 22 2021Signed a contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    Jun 17 2021Waived by Atlanta (ATL)
    May 16 2021Signed a contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Nov 1 2020Traded to Dallas (DAL) from Houston (HOU) for 2022 7th round pick (#245 - traded)
    Oct 19 2020Claimed off waivers by Houston (HOU)
    Oct 17 2020Waived by Indianapolis (IND)
    Sep 7 2020Claimed off waivers by Indianapolis (IND)
    Sep 7 2020Waived by Cleveland (CLE)
    Oct 22 2019Signed to the active roster by Cleveland (CLE)
    Sep 2 2019Signed to the practice squad by Jacksonville (JAC)
    Sep 1 2019Waived by Jacksonville (JAC)
    Sep 3 2017Claimed off waivers by Jacksonville (JAC)
    Sep 2 2017Waived by Houston (HOU)
    Apr 30 2017Signed a contract with Houston (HOU)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2023 ATL 1 1 9 0.8 1 1
    2021 BUF 6 6 1 109 10.3 1 12 5 7
    2020 DAL 7 7 186 16.8 5 1 4
    2019 CLE 9 9 2 183 16.8 7 5 2
    2018 JAX 2 2 48 4.7 4 2 2
    2017 JAX 9 9 174 16.8 1.5 15 8 7
    Totals 34 34 3 709 - 3 44 21 23 0 0