The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed safety Robert Golden to a new three-year contract on Monday and the numbers are now being reported on Twitter by Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com.
According to Fowler, Golden’s three-year deal totals out at $4.95 million and it includes a $1.25 million signing bonus. Additionally, Golden will receive base salaries of $760,000.00, $1,465,000.00 and $1,475,000.00. Golden’s cap charge in 2016 based on those figures will be $1,176,666.
As you can see, this is again a very good deal for both sides. Additionally, the $1.25 million signing bonus makes the former undrafted free agent out of Arizona very easy to cut after the first season should the need arise.
Currently, Golden is slated to compete for a starting safety job during the offseason pending the outcome of the free agent signing period and the 2016 NFL Draft. At worst, Golden is expected to be a core special teams player for the Steelers and likely the captain of that group the next few season.
Robert Golden's new three-year contract with Steelers: $1.25 M signing bonus, base salaries of $760K, $1.465 M and $1.475 M
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 9, 2016
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