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Updated: March 13th, 2013 2:42pm
Jamarca Sanford cashed in with $5 million contract from Vikings

Jamarca Sanford cashed in with $5 million contract from Vikings

by Tom Pelissero
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Jamarca Sanford parlayed the best of his four NFL seasons into a two-year, $5 million contract.

According to an NFL source, the contract Sanford agreed to on Tuesday includes a $500,000 signing bonus, plus a $500,000 roster bonus due on March 20.

Sanford has scheduled base salaries of $1.45 million in 2013 and $2.45 million in 2014, plus $50,000 workout bonuses in each year of the deal.

His cap numbers are expected to be $2.25 million in 2013 and $2.75 million in 2014.

The 27-year-old is one of the Vikings' best special teamers and has started 28 games at safety over the past two seasons.

He lost the starting job to Mistral Raymond in training camp last year but took over after Raymond's injury in Week 3 and ended up leading the Vikings with four forced fumbles.

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