Breaking down Andrew Hawkins' contract

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Taking a look at Andrew Hawkins' four-year offer sheet that he signed with Cleveland, which the Bengals are reportedly planning to match.

Assuming that the Cincinnati Bengals officially match Andrew Hawkins' four-year deal that Cleveland had originally offered, the breakdown for his deal goes like this (courtesy of Aaron Wilson):

The deal is worth $12.2 million but can reach $13.1 million if he claims $900,000 worth of escalators built into his deal. The signing bonus is worth $3 million.

His $1.8 million base salary in 2014 is guaranteed. The contract grows to $2.3 million in base salary in 2015 with $500,000 guaranteed if there's an injury. During the final two years of the deal, Hawkins' base salary is $2.5 million and $2.6 million respectively -- not guaranteed.

With the contract being guaranteed in 2014, with $500,000 in 2015 (if an injury) and the $3 million signing bonus brings Hawkins' guarantee number to $5.3 million.

2014 $1.8 million $3 million signing bonus. Bonus and base salary guaranteed
2015 $2.3 million $500,000 guaranteed if there's an injury
2016 $2.5 million
2017 $2.6 million
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