By John Sigler | Saintswire
The contract between the New Orleans Saints and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was processed earlier this week, with details on the agreement coming to light on Wednesday. Those included reports for what Sanders will count against the Saints salary cap not just in 2020, but in the following year — and the year after that.
Per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Sanders received a fully-guaranteed $8 million for 2020, while he is due a non-guaranteed $8 million in 2021. An automatically-voided year for 2022 is also on the books, which is simply for salary cap accounting purposes. Sanders also agreed to $1.5 million incentives for receptions totals in 2020 and 2021.
Naturally, it’s a little more complicated than that. Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reported that Sanders received a $6 million signing bonus (prorated across the next three years) as well as a guaranteed $2 million base salary in 2020. That means his first-year salary cap hit is just $4 million.
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