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Contract Details For New Steelers DL Tyson Alualu

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.

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.

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.

2017 $1,250,000 $625,000 $500,000 $2,375,000.00
2018 $3,000,000 $625,000 $0 $3,625,000.00
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