The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent defensive lineman Tyson Alualu to a two-year contract on Tuesday and according to Adam Caplan of ESPN and Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, that deal totals out at $6 million and includes $1.75 million in guarantees.
New #Steelers DL Tyson Alualu's 2-year deal is worth $6m with $1.75m fully gtd.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 22, 2017
Alualu, the former first-round draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2010, just finished playing out a two-year contract worth $6 million last season. That deal reportedly included $4.25 million fully guaranteed, however.
In 2017, Alualu will have a base salary of $1.25 million and he was given a a signing bonus of $1.25 million. He also is due a $500,000 roster bonus on April 1. His 2017 salary cap charge will be $2.375 million based on those numbers and $3.625 million in 2018.
Tyson Alualu (Steelers) $6M, $1.75M gtd, $1.25M signing bonus, salaries $1.25M, $3M; $500K April 1 roster bonus
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 22, 2017
Alualu is expected to provide the Steelers depth on their defensive line behind Cameron Heyward, Stephon Tuitt and Javon Hargrave. The California product registered 37 total tackles, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble last season with the Jaguars in the 14 games that he played in.
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