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Updated: July 28th, 2012 6:58pm
Matt Kalil's deal with Vikings included a $12.8 million signing bonus

Matt Kalil's deal with Vikings included a $12.8 million signing bonus

by Tom Pelissero
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MANKATO, Minn. -- The four-year contract top draft pick Matt Kalil signed with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday is worth $19,770,598 fully guaranteed, including a signing bonus of $12,818,620.

According to an NFL source, the rest of the money is tied up in guaranteed base salaries of $390,000 in 2012; $1,288,663 in 2013; $2,187,326 in 2014; and $3,085,989 in 2015.

The deal got done hours were due to report to training camp after the Vikings dropped their demand for so-called "offset" language in the fourth year of the contract, which also includes a fifth-year option.

Prorating the signing bonus, Kalil's cap number rises in each year of the deal along with his base salaries, from $3,594,655 in 2012 to $6,290,644 in 2015.

Third-round draft pick Josh Robinson signed a four-year, $3.015 million contract that included a $697,000 signing bonus.

Robinson's deal includes base salaries of $390,000 in 2012, $505,000 in 2013, $627,000 in 2014; and $766,000 in 2015, plus a $10,000 workout bonus in each year.

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In this story: Matt Kalil, Josh Robinson