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Breaking down Mark Barron's new contract

The Rams delivered on their promise to keep Mark Barron, rewarding him with a five-year, $45 million deal. AP Photo/Billy Hurst

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The Los Angeles Rams made retaining linebacker/safety Mark Barron a top priority this offseason and followed through with their checkbook as free agency opened.

Barron signed a five-year, $45 million deal with the Rams this week, a deal that includes $20 million in guarantees and a $5 million signing bonus.

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

2016

Base salary: $5 million (fully guaranteed)

Signing bonus proration: $1 million

Roster bonus: None

Cap charge: $6 million

Cash: $10 million

2017

Base salary: $5 million (guaranteed for injury at signing, fully guaranteed on third day of 2017 league year)

Signing bonus proration: $1 million

Roster bonus: $5 million (fully guaranteed, to be paid on third day of 2017 league year)

Cap charge: $11 million

Cash: $10 million

2018

Base salary: $7 million

Signing bonus proration: $1 million

Roster bonus: $2 million (paid on third day of 2018 league year)

Cap charge: $10 million

Cash: $9 million

2019

Base salary: $8 million

Signing bonus proration: $1 million

Roster bonus: None

Cap charge: $9 million

Cash: $8 million

2020

Base salary: $5.5 million

Signing bonus proration: $1 million

Roster bonus: $2.5 million (paid on third day of 2020 league year)

Cap charge: $9 million

Cash: $8 million