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Details on defensive end Lamarr Houston’s five-year deal with the Bears
The Bears bolstered their defensive line by signing defensive end Lamarr Houston to a five-year, $35 million deal when free agency opened on Tuesday.
According to a source, Houston’s deal includes $14.9 million in guarantees. It includes a $4.95 million signing bonus and a $3 million roster bonus for 2014.
There also is $250,000 (yearly $50,000 increments) that can be earned through workout obligations. As far as his roster bonus, $1 million is paid on third day of league year, while the remaining amount is on a per game basis ($125,000).
Houston’s base salary is $1 million for 2014, $5.95 million for 2015, 2016 and 2017 and $7.95 million in 2018. With bonuses included, his total cost is $9 million in 2014.