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Bengals salary cap breakdown: Specialists

The Bengals have effectively managed one of the better special-teams units without spending too much on any individual player.

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The Bengals annually have one of the best special-teams units in the NFL, led by punter Kevin Huber.

Huber, who is in his seventh year in the league ranked fourth in the NFL in 2014 in gross punting average (46.8) and ranked fifth in net punting (42.1). He impacts the game as much as an average starter would, and that's part of why he'll have a $2.7 million cap hit in 2015. It's the highest of any Bengals specialist and 10th highest of any NFL punter.

Here's a breakdown of the Bengals' 2015 specialists:

BASE SALARY

SIGNING BONUS

ROSTER BONUS

WORKOUT BONUS

DEAD CAP

CAP HIT

Mike Nugent

$1,000,000

-

$850,000

$100,000

($600,000)

$1,950,000

Tom Obarski

$435,000

-

-

-

-

$435,000

Clark Harris

$870,000

-

-

$30,000

-

$900,000

Kevin Huber

$2,400,000

$320,000

-

$50,000

($960,000)

$2,770,000

Mike Nugent will be making just less than $2 million after signing a new contract this offseason to remain Cincinnati's kicker. He's actually the 16th highest-paid NFL kicker for the 2015 season. Long-snapper Clark Harris is making less than $1 million and is the 11th highest-paid LS in 2015.

In all, the Bengals are committing slightly more than $6 million to their specialists in 2015.