Breaking down Quinton Coples' contract with Rams

Former first-round pick Quinton Coples' two-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams guarantees just $750,000. Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The Los Angeles Rams surprised some by jumping out last week to sign defensive end Quinton Coples to a two-year contract.

Not that the Rams couldn't use the depth but they had already re-signed ends William Hayes and Eugene Sims. The Rams went ahead and added to their group by bringing the former first-round pick on board with a deal that guarantees just $750,000. The deal is also voidable after one year if Coples meets certain requirements.

Here's a breakdown of Coples' contract with all numbers courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information:


Base salary: $1.75 million

Roster bonus: $1.25 million ($750,000 is fully guaranteed and paid on 10th day of league year. The other $500,000 is payable in increments of $31,250 per game on the 46-man active roster)

Cap charge: $3 million

Cash: $3 million


Base salary: $3.25 million

Roster bonus: $250,000

Cap charge: $3.5 million

Cash: $3.5 million