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D.J. Reader

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Bengals, DT Age: 26 Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 5 (#166 overall), 2016 College: Clemson Agent(s):

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  • Current Contract

    D.J. Reader signed a 4 year, $53,000,000 contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, including a $16,250,000 signing bonus, $20,250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $13,250,000. In 2020, Reader will earn a base salary of $2,000,000, a signing bonus of $16,250,000 and a roster bonus of $4,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $10,062,500 and a dead cap value of $20,250,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $53,000,000
    Signing Bonus $16,250,000
    Average Salary $13,250,000
    Total Guarantees $20,250,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $20,250,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 26 $2,000,000 $4,062,500 $4,000,000 - $10,062,500 $20,250,000 $22,250,000($22,250,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $20,250,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-10,187,500 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $20,250,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-10,187,500 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $8,062,500 2021 Dead Cap: $12,187,500 2020 Cap Savings: $2,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $8,062,500 2021 Dead Cap: $12,187,500 2020 Cap Savings: $2,000,000
    2021 Contract details by year 27 $4,300,000 $4,062,500 $5,000,000 $200,000 $13,562,500 $12,187,500 $9,500,000($31,750,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $12,187,500 2021 Cap Savings: $1,375,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $12,187,500 2021 Cap Savings: $1,375,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $4,062,500 2022 Dead Cap: $8,125,000 2021 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,062,500 2022 Dead Cap: $8,125,000 2021 Cap Savings: $9,500,000

    Potential Out: 2022, 2 yr, $31,750,000; $8,125,000 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 28 $9,050,000 $4,062,500 $400,000 $200,000 $13,712,500 $8,125,000 $9,650,000($41,400,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $8,125,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,587,500 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $8,125,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,587,500 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $4,062,500 2023 Dead Cap: $4,062,500 2022 Cap Savings: $9,650,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $4,062,500 2023 Dead Cap: $4,062,500 2022 Cap Savings: $9,650,000
    2023 Contract details by year 29 $11,000,000 $4,062,500 $400,000 $200,000 $15,662,500 $4,062,500 $11,600,000($53,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $4,062,500 2023 Cap Savings: $11,600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $4,062,500 2023 Cap Savings: $11,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $4,062,500 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $11,600,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $4,062,500 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $11,600,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $20.25M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2020 roster bonus)
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $4M (paid 3/23/2020)
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $5M (due the 5th league day of 2021)
    • 2022-2023 Per Game Active Bonus: $400,000
    • 2021-2023 Workout Bonus: $200,000
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2016-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,555,380
    Signing Bonus $215,380
    Average Salary $638,845
    Total Guarantees $215,380
    Guaranteed at Signing $215,380
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $215,380 - - - - $159,000 $824,380
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $540,000 - - - - - - $540,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $630,000 - - - - - - $630,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $2,025,000 - - - - - - $2,025,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $16,250,000 $4,000,000 - - - - $22,250,000
    5 seasons $5,645,000 $16,465,380 $4,000,000 - - - $159,000 $26,269,380
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $4,300,000 - $5,000,000 $200,000 - - - $9,500,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $9,050,000 - $400,000 $200,000 - - - $9,650,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - $400,000 $200,000 - - - $11,600,000
    $29,995,000 $16,465,380 $9,800,000 $600,000 - - $159,000 $57,019,380
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,645,000 $215,380 - - - - - $4,019,380
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $16,250,000 $4,000,000 - - - - $22,250,000
  • Transactions

    Mar 17 2020Signed a 4 year $53 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
    May 5 2016Signed a 4 year $2.555 million contract with Houston (HOU)
    Apr 30 2016Drafted by Houston (HOU): Round 5 (#166 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how D.J. Reader ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2020 CIN 1 1 1 50 67.6 4 1 3
    2019 HOU 15 15 15 629 57.9 2.5 52 28 24
    2018 HOU 16 16 16 637 60.4 2 33 23 10
    2017 HOU 14 14 14 526 52.8 1 48 23 25
    2016 HOU 16 16 7 407 43.1 1 22 8 14
    Totals 62 62 53 2,249 - 7 159 83 76 0 0