CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 12: Dre Kirkpatrick #27 of the Cincinnati Bengals works out during a rookie minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium on May 12, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
The Cincinnati Bengals announced last Friday that they agreed to terms with first-round cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick. The four-year deal was reportedly worth $8.6 million with $7.84 million guaranteed and a $4.9 million signing bonus. Further broken down the deal is actually worth $8.622 million with fully guaranteed base salaries during all four seasons, according to Aaron Wilson.
Kirkpatrick is scheduled to earn $390,000 this season, with $781,954, $1.173 million and $782,931 during each successive season respectively. Additionally Kirkpatrick is scheduled to earn another $782,931 through a roster bonus in 2015, which essentially jacks his 2015 salary to $1,565,862.
Four rookies from Cincinnati's 2012 draft class remain unsigned, including first-round pick Kevin Zeitler, as well as wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, defensive tackle Brandon Thompson and running back Dan Herron.