Of the guaranteed money, $8 million is in the form of a signing bonus, plus a $3 million roster bonus, a $900,000 base salary and a $105,720 workout bonus, all payable in 2006, the newspaper reported. The four-year contract is worth $21 million.
With $30.504 million of room beneath their adjusted salary cap of $103.737 million on Friday morning, the Packers actually wanted to eat up cap room on Kampman. So his cap salary for 2006 of $6.005 million is the highest in the deal. Next year, his cap salary decreases to $4 million, followed by $5 million in 2008 and $6 million in '09.
Kampman's base salaries will be $1.9 million in 2007, $2.9 million in '08 and $3.9 million in '09. He also has a $100,000 workout bonus each of those years.
The Packers re-signed Kampman on the eve of free agency after months of negotiations.
In recent days, three other defensive ends signed lucrative deals. Anthony Weaver went from Baltimore to Houston for a reported $26.5 million over five years. Trevor Pryce, who had been cut by Denver, signed a five-year, $25 million deal with 24% guaranteed. Darren Howard went from New Orleans to Philadelphia for a reported $30.5 million over six years.
Quarterback Brett Favre currently counts the most against the Packers' cap at $12.633 million. Kampman vaulted into second at $6.005 million, followed by Gbaja-Biamila at $5.421 million, tackle Chad Clifton at $5.092 million and Cletidus Hunt, released in training camp last year, at $3.6 million.