Dion Dawkins’ 2024 contract extension details and yearly breakdown Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade. The Buffalo Bills announced a contract extension for left tackle Dion Dawkins, but the numbers were slow to come in. It felt like the big domino Buffalo needed to sign a few free agents because the move lowered Dawkins’ cap hit, so it was always important to see how it shook out. The Dawkins deal was announced as a three-year, $60 million extension and the total value left is four years, $71 million. Dawkins was set for $10.3 million in cash in 2024 on his old deal with a $16.61 million cap hit in 2024. Instead his cash goes up $4 million and his cap hit goes down $5 million as they continue pushing it into further years. Dawkins gets $11 million as a signing bonus for the new contract. His 2024 salary, 2025 salary, and a 2025 $6 million option bonus are all fully guaranteed for a total of $30 million in full guarantees plus it’s a virtual lock he’ll receive his $2 million 2025 roster bonus. With only the first two years fully guaranteed, Buffalo can get out of the contract just 24 months from now if they would like. If he is on the roster five days into the 2026 league year, $4.75 million of his salary fully guarantees and he gets a $500,000 roster bonus. Like most of general manager Brandon Beane’s contracts, he has yearly incentives in the form of workout bonuses ($500,000 per season) and per-game roster bonuses ($20,000/game up for $340,000). The contract has the 12th-most guaranteed money at signing of all the tackles in the NFL. The average value of the deal is fifth in the NFL among tackles. It’s the fifth-highest cap hit on the Bills in 2024. Here are the yearly breakdowns starting with what his old contract had for 2024 and void years. OLD 2024 Prorated signing bonus: $1.72 million Prorated option bonus: $1.875 million Prorated restructure: $2.71 million Roster bonus: $500,000 Workout bonus: $250,000 Per-game active bonus: $250,000 Base salary: $9.3 million Yearly cash: $10.3 million Cap hit: $16.61 million OLD 2025 Prorated restructure: $2.71 million Accelerated prorated restructure: $2.71 million Dead-cap charge: $5.43 million NEW 2024 Prorated signing bonus: $1.72 million Prorated option bonus: $1.875 million Prorated restructure: $2.71 million New prorated signing bonus: $2.2 million Workout bonus: $500,000 Per-game active bonus: $340,000 ($20,000 per game, all LTBE in 2024) Base salary: $2.16 million (fully guaranteed) Yearly cash: $10.3 million Cap hit: $11.5 million 2025 Prorated restructure: $2.71 million Prorated signing bonus: $2.2 million Prorated option bonus: $1.2 million Roster bonus: $2 million Workout bonus: $500,000 Per-game active bonus: $340,000 Base salary: $11.045 million (fully guaranteed) Yearly cash: $19.885 million Cap hit: $19,999,833 2026 Prorated restructure: $2.71 million Prorated signing bonus: $2.2 million Prorated option bonus: $1.2 million Roster bonus: $500,000 Workout bonus: $500,000 Per-game active bonus: $340,000 Base salary: $15.465 million Yearly cash: $16.805 million Cap hit: $22,919,833 Dead-cap remaining: $14.1 million Cap savings if cut: $8.8 million 2027 Prorated signing bonus: $2.2 million Prorated option bonus: $1.2 million Workout bonus: $500,000 Per-game active bonus: $340,000 Base salary: $18.83 million Yearly cash: $19.67 million Cap hit: $23.07 million Dead-cap remaining: $8 million Cap savings if cut: $15 million 2028 VOID YEAR Prorated signing bonus: $2.2 million Prorated option bonus: $1.2 million Cap hit accelerated if not re-signed/extended: $4.6 million 2029 VOID YEAR Prorated option bonus: $1.2 million

Dion Dawkins’ 2024 agreement augmentation subtleties and yearly breakdown Matt Warren is Partner Head of NFL inclusion for SB Country and recently covered the Bills for Bison Thunderings for over 10 years. The Bison Bills declared an agreement expansion for left tackle Dion Dawkins, yet the numbers were delayed to come in. It seemed like the enormous domino Bison expected to sign a couple of free specialists on the grounds that the move brought down Dawkins’ cap hit, so it meant a lot to perceive how it worked out. The Dawkins bargain was declared as a three-year, $60 million expansion and the all out esteem left is four years, $71 million. Dawkins was set for $10.3 million in real money in 2024 on his old arrangement with a $16.61 million cap hit in 2024. Rather his money goes up $4 million and his cap hit goes down $5 million as they keep driving it into additional years. Dawkins gets $11 million as a marking reward for the new agreement. His 2024 compensation, 2025 compensation, and a 2025 $6 million choice reward are completely ensured for a sum of $30 million in full ensures in addition to it’s a virtual lock he’ll accept his $2 million 2025 program reward. With just the initial two years completely ensured, Bison can escape the agreement only two years from now assuming that they would like. In the event that he is on the program five days into the 2026 association year, $4.75 million of his compensation completely certifications and he gets a $500,000 list reward. Like the majority of senior supervisor Brandon Beane’s agreements, he has yearly motivators as exercise rewards ($500,000 per season) and per-game program rewards ($20,000/game up for $340,000). The agreement has the twelfth most ensured cash at marking of the multitude of tackles in the NFL. The typical worth of the arrangement is fifth in the NFL among handles. It’s the fifth-most elevated cap hit on the Bills in 2024. Here are the yearly breakdowns beginning with what his old agreement had for 2024 and void years. OLD 2024 Allocated marking reward: $1.72 million Customized choice reward: $1.875 million Allocated rebuild: $2.71 million List reward: $500,000 Exercise reward: $250,000 Per-game dynamic reward: $250,000 Base compensation: $9.3 million Yearly money: $10.3 million Cap hit: $16.61 million OLD 2025 Customized rebuild: $2.71 million Sped up customized rebuild: $2.71 million Dead-cap charge: $5.43 million NEW 2024 Allocated marking reward: $1.72 million Customized choice reward: $1.875 million Customized rebuild: $2.71 million New customized marking reward: $2.2 million Exercise reward: $500,000 Per-game dynamic reward: $340,000 ($20,000 per game, all LTBE in 2024) Base compensation: $2.16 million (completely ensured) Yearly money: $10.3 million Cap hit: $11.5 million 2025 Customized rebuild: $2.71 million Allocated marking reward: $2.2 million Customized choice reward: $1.2 million List reward: $2 million Exercise reward: $500,000 Per-game dynamic reward: $340,000 Base compensation: $11.045 million (completely ensured) Yearly money: $19.885 million Cap hit: $19,999,833 2026 Customized rebuild: $2.71 million Customized marking reward: $2.2 million Customized choice reward: $1.2 million Program reward: $500,000 Exercise reward: $500,000 Per-game dynamic reward: $340,000 Base compensation: $15.465 million Yearly money: $16.805 million Cap hit: $22,919,833 Dead-cap remaining: $14.1 million Cap investment funds whenever cut: $8.8 million 2027 Customized marking reward: $2.2 million Customized choice reward: $1.2 million Exercise reward: $500,000 Per-game dynamic reward: $340,000 Base compensation: $18.83 million Yearly money: $19.67 million Cap hit: $23.07 million Dead-cap remaining: $8 million Cap investment funds whenever cut: $15 million 2028 VOID YEAR Customized marking reward: $2.2 million Allocated choice reward: $1.2 million Cap hit sped up if not re-marked/broadened: $4.6 million 2029 VOID YEAR Customized choice reward: $1.2 million

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