From: girona, catalonia...in exile
ORIGINAL: Tom Sykes
ORIGINAL: Bruce Johnson
Apparently the Vikings "especially really like Derron Smith", the safety free agent that they signed.
Not only did the team pay Smith more than the other guys (725K) – above the $570,000 'cutline' for roster exemption tryout types like UDFAs and AAF dudes, but I read somewhere that they gave him a two year deal ... also very unusual for AAF contracts.
Derron Smith signed a 1 year, $725,000 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including a $5,000 signing bonus, $5,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $725,000. In 2019, Smith will earn a base salary of $720,000 and a signing bonus of $5,000, while carrying a cap hit of $725,000 and a dead cap value of $5,000.
the journey...is paradise.