The Pittsburgh Steelers signed wide receiver Justin Hunter to a one-year free agent contract last Wednesday and as expected, it only includes a minimum base salary for his accrued years.
Hunter, who earned a base salary of $675,000 last season with the Buffalo Bills after agreeing to take a pay-cut, will earn a base salary of $775,000 with the Steelers in 2017 should he make the final 53-man roster. Hunter was also given a $30,000 signing bonus as part of his contract, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Justin Hunter (Steelers), $855,000, $30K signing bonus, $775K salary, $50K 53-man first game roster bonus, minimum salary benefit
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 24, 2017
Hunter can earn another $50,000 if he makes the Steelers final 53-man roster out of training camp.
Being as Hunter’s contract qualifies for the minimum salary benefit, his salary cap charge in 2017 will be $695,000 if he’s able to secure a roster spot. Should, however, the Steelers decide to cut Hunter, there will only be $30,000 in dead money involved.
Hunter caught 10 passes for 189 yards and four touchdowns last season with the Bills after being on the roster of the Miami Dolphins for the first three games. The Tennessee product was taken with the No. 34 overall pick by the Tennessee Titans back in the 2013 NFL Draft.
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