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Contract Breakdown: Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah

We break down the contract that C.J. Uzomah signed earlier this week. In truth, these deals for third-day draft picks are all the same with the exception of one thing... the signing bonus.

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The Cincinnati Bengals used their fifth-round pick (No. 157 overall) to select Auburn tight end C.J. Uzomah; the second tight end that the Bengals drafted during the 2015 NFL draft, who would also consist of a four-man collection of rookie tight ends that the Bengals would acquire over a two week period. Cincinnati announced on Thursday that they inked Uzomah to his rookie deal, giving the Bengals three signed draft picks (Mario Alford and Derron Smith have already signed).

The contract breakdown is as follows:

TOTAL: $2,492,762
GUARANTEED: $212,762

Uzomah's base salary of $2.28 million is identical to what Mario Alford and Derron Smith signed -- Cincinnati's seventh and sixth round picks respectively. Uzomah benefits from being a fifth-round pick with his signing bonus, which is $212,762. Smith ($118,632) and Alford ($59,104) signed deals with a significantly lower signing bonuses.

Here's a breakdown of Uzomah's contract:

Year Base Salary Signing Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2015 $435,000 $53,190 $488,190 $212,762
2016 $525,000 $53,190 $578,190 $159,572
2017 $615,000 $53,190 $668,190 $106,382
2018 $705,000 $53,192 $758,192 $53,192