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Breaking down Robert Quinn's contract

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn inked a four-year contract extension with the team on Saturday, a deal that is actually a new six-year contract worth $65.6 million.

Now that the details of the contract are available, we can see that Quinn's deal does indeed contain $41.2 million in guarantees though they aren't all technically guaranteed.

As we reported Saturday night, Quinn's salary-cap number for this year is mostly unchanged by the deal. The real big money starts kicking in in 2015 with a salary-cap number reaching in excess of $16 million, which is about $10 million more than it would have been under the fifth-year option the team exercised in the offseason.

"I was really happy for Rob," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. "As we said we really appreciate (Rams owner) Stan’s (Kroenke) support and approval on this. Rob’s got a chance to be an outstanding defensive player for us for a lot of years, so much deserving of it.”

Here's the full breakdown of Quinn's deal, which is heavy on palindromes and courtesy of ESPN Stats & Info:

2014

Base salary: $608, 608 (prorated for rest of the season from original number of $646,646, all of which is fully guaranteed)

Bonus: $2,296,001

Roster bonus: $0

Cash value: $5,488,731

Cap value: $3,077,958

2015

Base salary: $5,555,555 (Fully guaranteed for injury and becomes fully guaranteed regardless on fifth day of league year)

Signing bonus proration: $955,354

Roster bonus: $10,233,201 (Fully guaranteed)

Cash value: $15,788,756

Cap value: $16,744,110

2016

Base salary: $7,777,777 (guaranteed for injury, becomes fully guaranteed on fifth day of league year)

Signing bonus proration: $955,354

Roster bonus: $2,424,242 (guaranteed for injury, becomes fully guaranteed on fifth day of league year)

Cash value: $10,202,019

Cap value: $11,157,353

2017

Base salary: $6,161,616 (guaranteed for injury, becomes fully guaranteed on fifth day of league year)

Signing bonus proration: $955,354

Roster bonus: $3,633,363 (guaranteed for injury, becomes fully guaranteed on fifth day of league year)

Cash value: $9,794,979

Cap value: $10,750,333

2018

Base salary: $10,333,301

Signing bonus: $955,358

Roster bonus: $1,111,111 (due on fifth day of league year)

Cash value: $11,444,412

Cap value: $12,399,770

2019

Base salary: $11,811,121

Signing bonus: $0

Roster bonus: $1,121,211 (due on fifth day of league year)

Cash value: $12,932,332

Cap value: $12,932,332