Per NFLPA records the Lions Dominic Raiola, whose renegotiated contract was reported weeks ago by various people, officially reduced his base salary from $4,050,000 to an even $1,000,000. His new cap charge should be $ 3,012,500 a savings of $3.05 million from his original cap figure. I have also seen reports of a potential $250,000 roster bonus however those reports also have a different base salary than I have listed so I do not believe that this bonus exists. If it does my guess is it would only be made available if he made the team out of training camp.
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