The contract will be worth a total of $12 million over the four years. That includes a $3 million signing bonus, matching $500,000 roster bonuses in 2014 and 2015, a $250,000 roster bonus in 2016 and a $50,000 workout bonus for all four seasons. His base salaries will be $1.6 million in 2013, $1.8 million in 2014, $1.8 million in 2015 and $2.35 million in 2016.
His contract will carry cap hits of $2.4 million this year, $3.1 million in both 2014 and 2015, and $3.4 million in 2016 which once again equals out to the $12 million total.
According to WGR's calculations, the Lawson signing leaves the Bills approximately $23.4 million under the 2013 salary cap. The money needed to sign their 2013 draft picks has not been taken out of that total.