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Vernon Gholston

Position: Defensive End

DE Vernon Gholston, drafted number 6 overall by the New York Jets in the 2008 NFL Draft, signed a 5 year 50 million dollar contract with the New York Jets on July 24, 2008. The base value of the contract is worth 32.5 million dollars with 21 million dollars in guaranteed money. Gholston will earn base salaries of $295,000(2008), $2,900,000(2009), $3,480,000(2010), $4,060,000(2011) and $4,640,000(2012). Gholston earned a roster bonus of 2.025 million in 2008. There are likely another 7-8 million in easily reachable incentives which can be earned.

It is now being estimated that the Jets advanced Gholston future salaries of 6.28 million in March, 2009, which will be treated as a signing bonus. Gholstons base salaries were reduced to $1,900,000(2010), $2,000,000(2011) and $2,000,000(2012) to reflect the advance.

On April 19, 2010 the Jets restructured Gholston's contract. Gholston received a 4 million dollar signing bonus at the time of renefotiation and will receive a 2.565 million roster bonus in 2011 and a 3.34 million dollar roster bonus in 2012. Gholston's new base salaries are $2,250,000 (2010), $555,000 (2011), and $650,000 (2012). The new contract contains 19 million in performance incentives.


Year Salary Cap Number Dead Money if Cut Cap Savings if Cut
2008$2,320,000$21,000,000-$18,680,000
2009$4,470,000$18,680,000-$14,210,000
2010$5,403,333$10,960,000-$5,556,667
2011$6,273,333$5,806,667$466,666
2012$7,143,334$2,903,334$4,240,000