• 2017 Salary Cap Charge: $8,200,000
  • % of 2017 Team Cap: 5.03%
  • 2017 Cash Payout: $7,000,000
  • % of 2017 Team Cash Spending: 4.29%
  • 2017 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.85
  • Total Contract Value: $3,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $3,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 34/146 at 43DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $2,100,000
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 6′ 4″
  • Weight: 270
  • College: Utah
  • Accrued Seasons: 8
  • Entry: 2009 Draft, Round 2, #57 overall (Ravens)
  • Year Signed: 2016
  • Contract Type: SFA
  • Free Agency: 2017 (UFA)

Contract Notes

LB Paul Kruger signed a five year, $40.5 million contract with the Cleveland Browns on March 12, 2013. Kruger received $13 million in fully guarantees, which was comprised of a $6 million signing bonus, $6.285 million roster bonus and a $715,000 2013 base salary. Kruger earned an additional $7 million base salary guarantee in 2015 when he was on the roster after the 2013 Super Bowl. Base salaries are $715,000(2013), $7,000,000(2014), $7,000,000(2015), $6,500,000(2016), and $7,000,000(2017).

Current Contract

YearBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
% Of Cap
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2016$900,000$700,000$0$0$0$1,600,0001.0%
Total$900,000$700,000$0$0$0$1,600,000
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Contract History

Career Earnings: $30,000,000
Years: 4
Career APY: $7,500,000
TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYearsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BrownsUFA20135$40,500,000$8,100,000$27,000,00066.7%$9,000,000
SaintsSFAActive20161$3,000,000$3,000,000$3,000,000100.0%$3,000,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYearsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Browns3$27,000,000$9,000,000$24,600,00091.1%$2,400,0008.9%
Saints1$3,000,000$3,000,000$1,600,00053.3%$1,400,00046.7%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
% Of Cap
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2013Browns$715,000 $7,000,000$1,200,000$6,285,000$0$0$8,200,0006.7%
2014Browns$7,000,000 $7,000,000$1,200,000$0$0$0$8,200,0006.2%
2015Browns$7,000,000$1,200,000$0$0$0$8,200,0005.7%
2016Saints$900,000$700,000$0$0$0$1,600,0001.0%
Total$15,615,000$4,300,000$6,285,000$0$0$26,200,000 
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Browns2016$1,200,000$0
Browns2017$1,200,000$0
Saints2017$1,400,000$0
Total$3,800,000$0

Traditional Statistics (2013-present)

YearGames PlayedTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
20131626214.512.5595002000
2014163617117913174004100
20151316112.516580000000
2016152051.512.5681001210

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money
Positional Comparisons to League Average