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Report: Scandrick contract has only $1m guaranteed; $2.6m against Redskins 2018 cap

Details of Orlando Scandrick's deal with the Redskins have been released

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Corner Orlando Scandrick received a $1 million signing bonus from Washington, but there’s no other guaranteed money in his two-year contract. He’ll count $2.6 million vs. the salary cap in 2018 and $4.25 million in 2019. If he’s cut after this season, the Redskins would only have $500,000 in dead money on their cap. Scandrick receivers per-game roster bonuses up to $500,000 this season and up to $1 million next season. The Redskins signed him to compete for the starting job opposite Josh Norman, but knowing he could play in the slot if nothing else.

Another key part of corner Orlando Scandrick’s deal: play-time incentives and escalator clauses. Based on play time in both seasons, Scandrick can earn up to $1 million. in addition, he also has an escalator clause tied to play time in both years, which could trigger up to $1 million in salary. These triggers make it a good deal for both sides. If Scandrick doesn’t stay healthy or play well, then the Redskins won’t take a big cap hit if they had to part ways after one season. But if he does play well and is durable, which is what both sides want, then Scandrick would be taken care of with the incentives and escalators.

Last season, Scandrick earned $5.28 million with the Cowboys, but he saw his playing time decrease with the addition of several young defensive backs, and reportedly requested his release from the Cowboys this off season.