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Breaking down the contract details for Eric Berry and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

Chiefs safety Eric Berry
Chiefs safety Eric Berry deulitt@kcstar.com

Eric Berry and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif each received recent contract extensions from the Chiefs. The Star previously reported their first-year salary cap numbers, but here are the rest of their contract details.

▪ Berry’s contract is for six years and $78 million. It includes $40 million guaranteed and a $20 million signing bonus, the richest ever given to a NFL defensive back.

The first-year cap number is $5 million. It includes a base salary of $900,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000.

Berry’s cap numbers are as follows: $13 million in 2018, $16.5 million in 2019, $13.5 million in 2020, $16 million in 2021 and $14 million in 2022. He has workout bonuses of $100,000 each year.

Berry’s $20 million signing bonus is prorated through 2021, meaning the first year the Chiefs could actually save real cap room by releasing him is in 2019, when they’d create about $4.5 million in space.

The Kansas City Star's Terez Paylor went on Facebook Live on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the Chiefs' signing of safety Eric Berry to a six-year, $78 million extension and the team's release of running back Jamaal Charles.

▪ Duvernay-Tardif’s deal is worth five years and $41.25 million with $20 million guaranteed and a $10 million signing bonus.

Duvernay-Tardif’s cap numbers are as follows: $2.7 million in 2017, $5.3 million in 2018, $8.2 million in 2019, $9 million in 2020 and $9.2 million in 2021. Duvernay-Tardif has a base salary of $7.9 million in 2022.

Interestingly enough, he also has maximum roster bonuses of $500,000 per season in 2020, 2021 and 2022, with a total of $31,250 per game. It also includes a $50,000 workout bonus every year from 2018-22, and an $8,500 workout bonus in 2017.

Duvernay-Tardif’s $10 million signing bonus is prorated through 2021, meaning the first year the Chiefs could actually save cap room by releasing him is in 2019, when they’d create about $2.2 million in space.

Chiefs' offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif from Canada balances football with his pursuit of a medical degree. (Video by Monty Davis and Blair Kerkhoff | The Kansas City Star)

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