Allen Park — The contract figures for some of the Detroit Lions' upcoming signings have leaked and defensive end Trey Flowers is about to be a very rich man.
Flowers will be signing a five-year contract with Detroit worth $90 million. That includes a massive $28 million signing bonus and $50 million in guarantees. He will carry a cap hit of just $6.42 million in 2019, due to a $805,000 minimum base salary. That jumps to $16.74 million in 2020 and $19.99 million in 2021.
Below is a full breakdown of Flowers' contract:
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The annual average value of Flowers' deal, $18 million, is slightly higher than the range that had been reported by ESPN a day earlier. It will make Flowers the fourth-highest paid edge defender in the NFL, just behind Denver's Von Miller, and second in guaranteed money behind Chicago's Khalil Mack.
Additionally, the Lions will give tight end Jesse James a four-year deal worth $22.6 million, with $10.5 million fully guaranteed. This is in line with what the market is paying the top tight ends this year.
On Monday, the Bengals re-signed C.J. Uzomah to a three-year pact worth $18 million and the Buffalo Bills are reportedly set to pay Tyler Kroft $18.75 million over three years.
James' deal carries a fifth year that automatically voids after the Super Bowl if he's still on Detroit's roster. He will carry cap hits of $2.28 million in 2019 and $5.28 million in 2020.
The Lions will reportedly will pay Justin Coleman $36 million over four years, making him the NFL's highest-paid nickel cornerback by average value. The deal ultimately will be defined by its structure and guarantees, which remain unknown.
Unrestricted free agents aren't permitted to sign contracts with new teams until after 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
As for wide receiver Danny Amendola, he received a one-year contract worth up to $5.75 million. That includes a $4.25 million base, $250,000 in per game bonuses and the opportunity to earn an additional $1.25 million in playing time and performance bonuses.