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Breakdown of WR JoJo Natson’s contract with the Browns

A look at how much the team’s returning wide receiver will make with the Browns.

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During free agency, the Cleveland Browns re-signed veteran WR JoJo Natson to a 1-year deal worth $1.127 million. Let’s break down how his contract and cap hit shake out.

WR JoJo Natson’s Contract, Cap Hits Per Year

Year Base Salary Roster Bonus Veteran Salary Total Cap Hit
Year Base Salary Roster Bonus Veteran Salary Total Cap Hit
2021 $990,000 $25,781 ($140,000) $875,781
  • Natson’s contract does not appear to have any guarantees in it.
  • His base salary is $990,000. Since he qualifies for the veteran salary benefit, only the amount of a minimum second-year player counts toward the cap (which is $850,000 from his base salary).
  • Natson also has a $137,500 roster bonus, not a signing bonus like most players would have gotten. Since Natson only played in 3 games last year, only 3 games worth of that bonus (summing to $25,781) are likely to be earned, and count toward the cap. If he plays in more or less games, that would be factored into cap carryover adjustments after the 2021 season.