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Breaking down Johnson Bademosi's contract with Lions

Johnson Bademosi became one of the highest-paid special teams players in the NFL on Thursday when he signed a two-year deal with the Detroit Lions worth $4.5 million.

It's big money for a player who had the third-most special teams tackles in the league over the past four seasons with the Cleveland Browns but had hardly played any defense. He'll get a shot to play more defense with Detroit, although that's anything but guaranteed.

What is guaranteed is $2.9 million of his two-year deal. Here's a breakdown of what his contract looks like:

2016: Bademosi will have a cap number of $1.65 million with a base salary of $1.1 million. He'll get a total of $3.15 million in cash in 2016 and has $1 million in dead money. He has $900,000 of his base salary fully guaranteed and has up to $400,000 in incentives available. He also has a $50,000 workout bonus.

2017: He has a cap number of $1.85 million with a base salary of $1.3 million. He'll get $1.35 million in cash and has a dead money number of $500,000. He has escalators in his deal of up to $1.1 million, and if he doesn't hit his incentives in 2016, he could have up to $1.1 million in incentives available in 2017.

All numbers come from ESPN Stats & Information.