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Vikings gave Harrison Smith a $3.6M signing bonus, $5.8M guaranteed

Vikings gave Harrison Smith a $3.6M signing bonus, $5.8M guaranteed

by Tom Pelissero
1500ESPN.com
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The four-year contract rookie safety Harrison Smith signed with the Minnesota Vikings last week included a $3,631,672 signing bonus and $5,775,109 in guarantees, an NFL source said on Tuesday.

The 29th overall pick in April's draft out of Notre Dame, Smith received fully guaranteed base salaries of $390,000 in 2012, $714,479 in 2013 and $1,038,958 in 2014.

The only non-guaranteed portion of the deal is a $1,363,437 base salary in 2015, for a total value of $7,138,546.

That's a slight increase from the four-year, $7,056,046 contract the Chicago Bears gave to last year's No. 29 pick, tackle Gabe Carimi, who received an identical $3,631,672 signing bonus.

The Vikings traded back into the draft's first round to select Smith after taking left tackle Matt Kalil at No. 4 overall. Of the 10 players the Vikings drafted in April, only Kalil and third-round pick Josh Robinson have yet to sign.

Kalil is expected to receive a fully-guaranteed, four-year deal worth around $20 million with a fifth-year option, in accordance with the wage scale established by the collective-bargaining agreement that was finalized last summer.

Contract breakdown

1. (4) Matt Kalil, LT, Southern California: Unsigned.

1. (29) Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame: Signed a four-year, $7,138,546 contract that included a $3,631,672 signing bonus and $5,775,109 in guarantees.

3. (66) Josh Robinson, CB, Central: Unsigned.

4. (118) Jarius Wright, WR, Arkansas: Signed a four-year, $2,520,108 contract that included a $420,108 signing bonus.

4. (128) Rhett Ellison, TE, Southern California: Signed a four-year, $2,400,584 contract that included a $300,584 signing bonus.

4. (134) Greg Childs, WR, Arkansas: Signed a four-year, $2,400,584 contract that included a $300,584 signing bonus.

5. (139) Robert Blanton Jr., DB, Notre Dame: Signed a four-year, $2,311,052 contract that included a $211,052 signing bonus.

6. (175) Blair Walsh, K, Georgia: Signed a four-year, $2,217,932 contract that included a $117,932 signing bonus.

7. (210) Audie Cole, LB, North Carolina State: Signed a four-year, $2,167,500 contract that included a $67,500 signing bonus.

7. (219) Trevor Guyton, DE, California: Signed a four-year, $2,160,256 contract that included a $60,256 signing bonus.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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