Chiefs’ Mike DeVito Takes Pay Cut

Chiefs defensive lineman Mike DeVito has agreed to take a pay cut to remain in Kansas City, a league source tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

DeVito agreed to reduced his $3.75MM base salary and $250K workout bonus to a base salary of $870K (fully guaranteed) and a signing bonus of $300K. He also has a $30K workout bonus, which effectively gives him $1.2MM guaranteed. The veteran can earn another $300K in per-game roster bonuses, for every game on which he’s a member of the 53-man roster. The deal also includes $1.2MM in incentives based on playing time and whether the team makes it to the playoffs.

The deal reduces DeVito’s 2015 $5.4MM cap number to a much more palatable $2.9MM, creating $2.5MM in cap space for KC. DeVito suffered a torn Achilles tendon in Week One of the 2014 season, ending his season before it really began.

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