He’ll get a $1.5 million roster bonus on the fifth day of the league year. His base salary is $3.5 million and he has escalators based on his sacks.
He’ll get $250,000 for 10 sacks. It goes up to $500,000 for 11 sacks and $1 million for 12 sacks. Mathis had a league-high 19.5 sacks last season and has four other seasons of at least 10.5 sacks during his 13-year career.
Mathis was due a $3 million roster bonus at the beginning of the league year in 2015. That’s been changed to $3 million of per-game roster bonuses. He’ll get $1 million for one game on the 53-man roster and then $125,000 for each game on the roster after that.