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Denzel Ward

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Browns, CB Age: 23 Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#4 overall), 2018 College: Ohio State Agent(s): Tory Dandy, Jimmy Sexton (CAA Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Denzel Ward signed a 4 year, $29,165,356 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including a $19,291,168 signing bonus, $29,165,356 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,291,339. In 2020, Ward will earn a base salary of $750,000 and a roster bonus of $2,471,396, while carrying a cap hit of $8,044,188 and a dead cap value of $17,234,074.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $29,165,356
    Signing Bonus $19,291,168
    Average Salary $7,291,339
    Total Guarantees $29,165,356
    Guaranteed at Signing $29,165,356
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2018 Contract details by year 21 $480,000 $4,822,792 - $5,302,792 $29,165,356 $19,771,168($19,771,168)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $29,165,356 2018 Cap Savings: $-23,862,564 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $19,291,168 2018 Cap Savings: $-13,988,376 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $14,696,980 2019 Dead Cap: $14,468,376 2018 Cap Savings: $-9,394,188 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $4,822,792 2019 Dead Cap: $14,468,376 2018 Cap Savings: $480,000
    2019 Contract details by year 22 $1,805,698 $4,822,792 - $6,628,490 $23,862,564 $1,832,658($21,603,826)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $23,862,564 2019 Cap Savings: $-17,234,074 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $14,468,376 2019 Cap Savings: $-7,839,886 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $14,216,980 2020 Dead Cap: $9,645,584 2019 Cap Savings: $-7,588,490 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $4,822,792 2020 Dead Cap: $9,645,584 2019 Cap Savings: $1,805,698
    2020 Contract details by year 23 $750,000 $4,822,792 $2,471,396 $8,044,188 $17,234,074 $3,221,396($24,825,222)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $17,234,074 2020 Cap Savings: $-9,189,886 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $9,645,584 2020 Cap Savings: $-1,601,396 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $12,411,282 2021 Dead Cap: $4,822,792 2020 Cap Savings: $-4,367,094 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $4,822,792 2021 Dead Cap: $4,822,792 2020 Cap Savings: $3,221,396
    2021 Contract details by year 24 $920,000 $4,822,792 $3,707,094 $9,449,886 $9,279,886 $4,627,094($29,452,316)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $9,279,886 2021 Cap Savings: $170,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,822,792 2021 Cap Savings: $4,627,094 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $9,279,886 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $170,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,822,792 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $4,627,094
    2022 Contract details by year 25 - - - - - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $0
    2023 Free Agent Year 26 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Fully Guaranteed
    • 5th-year option available
    • salaries may contain offsetting roster bonuses (unconfirmed)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $480,000 $19,291,168 - - - - - $19,771,168
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,805,698 - - - - - $26,960 $1,832,658
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $750,000 - $2,471,396 - - - - $3,221,396
    3 seasons $3,035,698 $19,291,168 $2,471,396 - - - $26,960 $24,825,222
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $920,000 - $3,707,094 - - - - $4,627,094
    $3,955,698 $19,291,168 $6,178,490 - - - $26,960 $29,452,316
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,035,698 $19,291,168 $2,471,396 - - - - $24,825,222
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/22/2019, $3,507

      Entering the field for a fight against Pittsburgh (PIT)


    • TOTAL: $3,507

  • Transactions

    Nov 22 2019Fined $3,507 Entering the field for a fight against Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Jul 25 2018Signed a 4 year $29.1 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Apr 26 2018Drafted by Cleveland (CLE): Round 1 (#4 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Denzel Ward 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 CLE 6 6 6 382 91.2 20 15 5 1
    2019 CLE 12 12 12 767 70.5 44 38 6 2
    2018 CLE 13 13 12 841 71.4 53 41 12 1 3
    Totals 31 31 30 1,990 - 0 117 94 23 1 6