Jacoby Jones got a $1.8 million bonus

Street Talk Jacoby Jones got a $1.8 million bonus

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OWINGS MILLS — Newly-minted Baltimore Ravens wide receiver and kick returner Jacoby Jones’ two-year, $7 million maximum value contract includes a $1.8 million signing bonus.

His base salaries are $700,000 this year and $3 million in 2013 with corresponding salary-cap figures of $1.6 million and $4.9 million.

He’s due a $1 million roster bonus next year.

Jones’ contract includes an escalator clause next year.

Including Jones’ deal, the Ravens are now $1.12 million under the NFL salary-cap limit.

The Ravens used 100 percent of their rookie salary pool of $4.318 million, spending a total of $22.78 million for their eight rookie draft picks.

The most they could have spent over the course of the deals was $23.749 million, saving $880,184 over the next four years.

The total compensation for the rookies: second-round linebacker Courtney Upshaw ($5.296 million), second-round offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele ($3.345 million), third-round running back Bernard Pierce ($2.655 million), fourth-round center-guard Gino Gradkowski ($2.584 million), fourth-round safety Christian Thompson ($2.4 million), fifth-round cornerback Asa Jackson ($2.224 million), sixth-round wide receiver Tommy Streeter ($2.194 million) and seventh-round defensive tackle DeAngelo Tyson ($2.147 million).

NOTE: The Ravens cut rookie fullback Chad Diehl, a free agent from Clemson signed prior to their rookie minicamp


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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post as well as the Baltimore Ravens for The Carroll County Times and Ravens24x7.com. He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans and has covered the NFL since 1997.  He has won several regional writing awards, including, most recently, Best Sports News Story for the state of Maryland in voting conducted by the Associated Press managing editors.  More from Aaron Wilson


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