Earlier this week, the Falcons restructured deals with Matt Ryan and others to carve out a bit of extra breathing room. Today, we got some additional details on that adjustment, via Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com (on Twitter).
Here’s the breakdown: Ryan’s base pay for 2020 will go down from $8MM to $1.05MM. Meanwhile, tackle Jake Matthews will see his base number trimmed from $10.55MM to $3.55MM. In both cases, the difference was converted to a signing bonus. In effect, it doesn’t change much for either player, but it does allow the Falcons to kick the can down the road and spend more this year.
Here are more deetz from around the NFL, with all links going to Twitter:
- Darius Slay, CB (Eagles): Three years, $50.05MM. $30.05MM fully guaranteed; $26.05MM guaranteed at signing (via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer)
- Calais Campbell, DL (Ravens): Two years, $25MM. $20MM guaranteed. $10MM signing bonus.
- Justin Ellis, DT (Ravens): One year, $1.047MM. $225K guaranteed. Deal counts for $910K, via the NFL’s veteran salary benefit provision (via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle).
- Brian Poole, CB (Jets): One year, $5MM. $4.5MM guaranteed. $3MM signing bonus. (via Wilson)
- Le’Raven Clark, OL (Colts): One year, $1.2MM. $300K fully guaranteed (via Joel A. Erickson of the Indy Star).
- Justin March-Lillard, LB (Cowboys): One year, $1.047MM. Veteran salary benefit (via Wilson).