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Breaking down Mike Neal's new contract

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The two-year contract that outside linebacker/defensive end Mike Neal signed with the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday could be worth up to $8 million.

It included a $2.5 million signing bonus and a $1.3 million roster bonus due in 2015 on third day of the league year.

Neal became the second free agent to re-sign with the Packers in the last week. On Saturday, cornerback Sam Shields signed a four-year, $39 million contract.

Here's a breakdown of Neal's new deal, according to ESPN Stats & Information:

2014

  • Cash value: $5 million

  • Salary-cap charge: $3.75 million

  • Signing bonus: $2.5 million

  • Roster bonus: Up to $300,000 ($18,750 per game active)

  • Workout bonus: $200,000

  • Base salary: $2 million

2015

  • Cash value: $3.0 million

  • Salary-cap charge: $4.25 million

  • Roster bonuses: $1 million (due on the third day of the league year); Up to $300,000 additional ($18,750 per game active)

  • Workout bonus: $200,000

  • Base salary: $1.5 million