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Contract Details For New Steelers LB Mark Barron

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent linebacker Mark Barron to a two-year contract this past week and some of the details associated with that deal can now being reported after it was filed with the NFLPA.

According to the NFL Network last week, Barron’s two-year contract totals out at $12 million and includes a $5.75 million signing bonus. Judging by the Steelers salary cap decrease Saturday morning of $3.305 million on the NFLPA site, and factoring in Barron’s roster displacement amount of $570,000, the linebacker’s 2019 salary cap charge is $3.875 million. That would make his 2019 base salary $1 million.

Barron’s base salary for 2020 is probably set to be $4.5 million with him likely scheduled to receive a roster bonus next March of $750,000, based on the way the Steelers have constructed their contracts so far this offseason. Regardless of what Barron’s 2020 base salary and roster bonus is scheduled to be, he will have a salary cap charge of $8.125 million.

As of Saturday morning, the Steelers have $3,137,799 in available salary cap space and that includes all previously signed contracts now being filed with the NFLPA.

Barron will effectively pocket $6.75 million in 2019. He played his first three and a half seasons in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being selected by them in the first-round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Alabama. The last season four and a half seasons Barron played with the St. Louis Rams and Los Angeles Rams after being traded to the organization in the middle of the 2014 regular season. The Rams signed signed Barron to a five-year, $45 million contract with $20 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $5 million in March of 2016. He was released by the Rams ahead of the start of the 2019 league year.

2019 $1,000,000 $2,875,000 $0 $3,875,000
2020 $4,500,000 $2,875,000 $750,000 $8,125,000
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