Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/10/12
The five-year contract extension signed by Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis is worth a total of $42,219,960 and includes $23.62 million of guaranteed money. While his base salary of $620,000 remains the same for 2012, it is now guaranteed and Laurinaitis did receive a $2 million signing bonus. The new money in the deal totals $41.5 million. He will also be paid $22 million in 2013 and 2014 in the form of a $1 million guaranteed salary in 2013, a $10 million salary in 2014, of which $9 million is guaranteed, and an $11 million guaranteed roster bonus in 2013. Here is the way the guarantees work: ---The $1 million 2013 salary was guaranteed for injury at the time he signed and becomes guaranteed for skill and cap when he is on the roster on the fifth day after the Super Bowl in February. ---The $11 million roster bonus will be paid on the fifth day of the 2013 league year and is guaranteed for skill and injury at the time of signing and for the cap if he is on the roster fo...
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