Charles Tillman Extended

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Vintage, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    I posted this because of the Newman implications. 18.5M guaranteed for Tillman.

    Newman is poised to make 20's in guaranteed money, no?
  2. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    Good post. With Tillman and Vasher as contract gauges, I would say that Newman has a good possibility of hitting the 30's in guaranteed money at the very least. The Bears are normally not big money spenders, but Jerry Jones certainly is.
  3. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication

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    Newman should be in the area of $20-25 Million range...
  4. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Yesterday it was widely reported that the Bears had signed cornerback Charles Tillman to a six-year, $41.5 million deal, with $18.5 million guaranteed.
    But we're hearing that Tillman's contract isn't quite the bonanza it's been advertised as.
    In reality, the Tillman deal is a five-year, $29 million extension. The extra money that's been reported comes from a phony final year with a base salary in the $8 million to $9 million range. It's extremely unlikely that he'll really get that much cash that year, at age 32. The contract also took $3 million of his 2007 base salary and converted it to a bonus, but that $3 million has been reported as new money.
    So while the Bears have a lot of cash tied up in cornerbacks Tillman, Nathan Vasher and Ricky Manning, it's not quite as big an investment at that position as first thought.

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