Breaking down Biermann's contract

I just got a look at the full details of the contract signed by Atlanta defensive end Kroy Biermann this week.

To sum it up, the Falcons aren’t quite paying Biermann like a starter, which means they’re probably looking for one in free agency. But they paid Biermann the kind of money you’d expect for a defensive end that is likely to get pretty extensive time in the rotation.

Biermann got a three-year deal that averages $3.05 million. He received a $3.1 million signing bonus, and will make $1.1 million in base salary this season. His cap figure for this season is $2.133 million.

Biermann’s base salary will rise to $2.4 million in 2013, and 2.55 million in 2014.