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Bills make Jerome Felton NFL's second-highest paid fullback

The Buffalo Bills signed fullback Jerome Felton on Wednesday, making him the NFL's second-highest paid fullback.

Felton's four-year contract averages $2.3 million, per ESPN Stats & Information, which is the second-highest average among NFL fullbacks. Only Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert ($2.5 million average) earns more.

Felton's deal includes $4 million in guaranteed money. Only Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece ($7.07 million) has more guaranteed money in his deal.

Here is how Felton's deal breaks down:

Signing bonus: $2.6 million

2015 season:

Base salary: $1 million (fully guaranteed)

Workout bonus: $100,000

Cap number: $1.75 million

2016 season:

Base salary: $1.55 million ($400,000 guaranteed for injury only)

Workout: $100,000

Cap number: $2.3 million

2017 season:

Base salary: $1.25 million

Roster bonus: $500,000 (due on fifth day of league year)

Workout bonus: $100,000

Cap number: $2.5 million

2018 season:

Base salary: $1.9 million

Workout bonus: $100,000

Cap number: $2.65 million