Breaking down Dashon Goldson's deal

In keeping with his tradition, Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik did not give free-agent safety Dashon Goldson a signing bonus.

But Dominik did give the two-time Pro Bowler a huge contract. The official numbers are in the five-year deal, so let’s take a look.

It’s worth $41.5 million. As is Dominik’s custom, the Bucs will absorb a big cap hit early on. They will pay Goldson $4.5 million in guaranteed base salary this year and he’ll also collect a $4.5 million roster bonus. That means his first-year cap figure will be $9 million.

In 2014, Goldson’s base salary will be $6 million, and he has a $3 million roster bonus. In 2015, Goldson’s base salary is $7.5 million and the figure stays the same for 2016. Goldson also has a $500,000 workout bonus in each of those years.

In 2017, Goldson’s base salary is scheduled to be $6.75 million and he can collect a $500,000 workout bonus.