March 13, 2017
In an effort to clear up some much-needed cap space, the Philadelphia Eagles have made a tweak to TE Zach Ertz's contract, by converting some of his 2017 salary into a guaranteed roster bonus, according to Field Yates of ESPN.
Source: the Eagles turned $3.225M of TE Zach Ertz' base salary in 2017 into a guaranteed roster bonus, creating $2.58M in cap space.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 13, 2017
That move will give the Eagles an immediate savings, but will spread the cap hit into future years. From Ertz's perspective, the short explanation is that he simply gets a lump-sum cash advance on his pay.
This move signals that the Eagles are not done spending in free agency just yet.
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