Position: Defensive End
The Patriots signed DE Chandler Jones, drafted with the 21st pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, to a 4 year contract worth $8,173,499 with $7,421,215 in guarantees.
Jones received a signing bonus of $4,384,364. The base salaries of the contract are $390,000(2012), $761,522(2013), $1,133,045(2014), and $1,504,568(2015).
As a first round pick the Patriots will also hold an option on Jones for 2016. The option must be exercised following the end of the 2014 regular season and early May of the 2015 League Year. If the option is picked up Jones will receive a base salary that is equal to the average salary of the number 3 thru 25 paid Defensive Ends in the NFL in 2015. That salary is guaranteed for injury and will be fully guaranteed if Jones is on the roster when the 2016 League Year officially begins.
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