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QUICK SNAP: More breakdown on Cedric Peerman contract and depth chart

Reviewing the contract that Cedric Peerman signed, where he sits on the team's depth chart and the impact that he'll have moving forward.

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The Cincinnati Bengals signed Cedric Peerman to a two-year deal worth $2.13 million, which can be reached through a series of bonuses and incentives. These numbers are provided by Aaron Wilson with the Baltimore Sun.

Base Salary: $745,000
Workout Bonus: $50,000
Signing Bonus: $250,000
Salary Cap: $920,000

Base salary: $885,000
Workout Bonus: $50,000
Active Roster Bonus: $150,000 ($9,375/game)
Rushing Yards Incentives: $300,000 [Source]
Salary Cap: $1.21 million

(Source: here and here)

If we're looking at the team's depth chart (at running back), our projections are:

  1. Jeremy Hill
  2. Giovani Bernard
  3. Rex Burkhead
  4. Cedric Peerman
  5. James Wilder Jr.

At this stage, there's no reason to believe that Cincinnati replaces Peerman -- especially with dead money factoring into the team's contractual obligations and Peerman's overall contributions on special teams. Aside from kicking, punting, holding and snapping, Peerman is a special teams ninja who managed everything else. He led the Bengals with 15 special teams tackles in 2014, including a three-tackle effort against the Cleveland Browns in mid-December -- the highest single-game total of the season for the Bengals.

Peerman finished fourth in 2013, with 10 tackles, and in 2012 -- with nine. Pro Football Focus ranked Peerman as the team's second-best special teams player (+8.0), behind all-star returner Adam Jones (+9.1). If we're excluding returners and kickers, PFF ranked Peerman as the league's fourth-best special teams player overall. It was Peerman that downed the football on the Titans' two-yard line that set the stage for a defensive safety.

We're not expecting much change in this status quo.