When it came to re-signing their own players before the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement, few teams were as busy last month as the Oakland Raiders.
Oakland re-signed Richard Seymour to a two-year, $30 million contract, cornerback Stanford Routt to a three-year, $31.5 million contract, used the exclusive franchise tag on linebacker Kamerion Wimbley, and re-signed defensive tackle John Henderson and running back Rock Cartwright.
Lost in the shuffle was that the Raiders had also re-signed running back Michael Bennett to a one-year deal worth $890,000, and guard Daniel Loper, who inked a two-year deal worth $4.2 million.
According to a league source, Seymour's entire contract is potentially guaranteed.
Seymour's $15 million base salary this season is fully guaranteed, as is the $7.5 million roster bonus due on the 5th day of the 2012 league year. Seymour's $7.5 million base salary in 2012 is guaranteed for injury at the time of the signing, but will become fully guaranteed if he's on the roster five days after the 2012 waiver period begins.
Routt's contract contains $20 million in guarantees, including his 2011 ($10M) and $2012 ($5M) base salaries, and a $5 million roster bonus due in 2012. Routt's $11.5 million base salary in 2013 is not guaranteed.
Seymour and Routt's 2012 roster bonuses are treated like signing bonuses, and are prorated over the lives of both contracts.
Henderson's two-year, $8 million extension included a $1.5 million signing bonus, with $1.5 million of his $4 million base salary guaranteed for skill and injury.