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George Johnson's contract numbers are pretty reasonable

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George Johnson's contract numbers are in, and they're basically what we expected. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded for the defensive end after a weird saga involving restricted free agent tenders, offer sheets and impartial arbitration. But Dave Brikett has the numbers.

Birkett also notes that Johnson will earn $2 million in base salary in 2016, and $2.25 million in base salary in 2017. No word on the guaranteed money, but I'd expect only the first year to be guaranteed. Those escalators, incidentally, conform exactly to what Johnson managed to do last year.

Overall, Johnson's earning something like two-thirds of what Adrian Clayborn is set to make in Atlanta, as he signed a one-year, $3 million deal that has $1.25 million in available incentives. The Bucs let Clayborn walk, and they're getting a player who's probably a better fit for this defense in return at a lower price -- but then they did have to give up a draft pick.

Johnson's looking at some fairly reasonable contract numbers, provided he lives up to his incentives. If he doesn't, he won't be worth the money regardless of whether or not he's paid those escalators, though.