Anquan Boldin, Percy Harvin Contracts To Void

The contracts for wide receivers Anquan Boldin and Percy Harvin are set to void today, as Joel Corry of details. While Boldin’s deal was technically set to run through the 2018 season, and Harvin’s ran through 2017, language in the contracts called for them to void five days after this year’s Super Bowl, so both players will officially become free agents next month.Anquan Boldin

Both contracts were designed to lessen the charges on the salary cap during the years when Boldin was a Niner and Harvin was a Bill. The void years allowed the 49ers and Bills, respectively, to spread signing bonus money across several years, rather than taking on larger charges in early seasons. San Francisco will carry about $2.73MM in dead money on its cap in 2016 for Boldin, while Buffalo will carry $2MM for Harvin.

In addition to being the date when those two contracts void, Friday also represents the day on which a handful of players will be assured of guaranteed money if they remain on their teams’ rosters. According to Corry, Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas will see his $8.5MM base salary for 2017 – which was initially guaranteed for injury only – become fully guaranteed without an offset today.

Two Cardinals players, cornerback Patrick Peterson and quarterback Carson Palmer, also get new guarantees added to their respective deals by remaining on the team’s roster through Friday. Peterson’s $9.75MM base salary for 2016 will become fully guaranteed, while Palmer will get a pair of guarantees — his $7.15MM salary for ’16 and a $6.35MM roster bonus due next month both become fully guaranteed.

The Seahawks will be another team to watch this weekend — Seattle has six players who will be assured of additional guarantees if they remain on the roster through Saturday, including Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, and Earl Thomas.

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  1. Everclearboy

    Anyone know who the other 3 Seahawks with additional guarantees after Saturday are? Just wondering.

    • Dallas Robinson

      Yep, it’s in the article linked above: Cliff Avril, K.J. Wright, and Bobby Wagner.

    • Tuff but the truth

      They will be well paid for an 8-8 team the next two seasons.

  2. whereslou

    I doubt any if those 6 are going anyplace. They need to sit down Kam and get him happy and then give Bennett a line they will not cross if it is not good enough trade him. Would be great to have him back but he can’t be a distraction. JS and.Pete need a little magic back and find those 4-6 round picks to become Pro Bowl players. I also hope they don’t try and make the splashy move and trade the 1st round pick, we need a lower cost high quality player especially on the OL, Don’t try to convert a DL, draft a true OL, maybe LT. Okung seems a bit soft and too many injuries. Find a tougher one that can stay healthy. Plus Okung will be overpaid by some team. Lastly give Irvin a fair contract but don’t overpay for him.


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