Having missed the playoffs for the fifth straight year in 2021, the Miami Dolphins have done a lot this offseason to rectify their plight.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that some of the Dolphins’ re-signings haven’t received as much attention as some of their other signings because of all of the transactions that the Dolphins’ general manager Chris Grier and their other decision-makers have accomplished involving external free agents. It is possible that this will involve the choice to re-sign linebacker Duke Riley.
After playing for the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles in the past, Riley, now 27 years old, will be returning to the Miami Dolphins for a second season with the team.
It is expected that Riley will return to his positions on defense and special teams, as the Dolphins have not made any significant changes at the position as of this moment, and there is no reason to expect that they will.
The former LSU Tiger has agreed to a one-year deal that is worth $3 million and is part of a contract that he inked. Over the Cap reports that it comes with a completely guaranteed base salary of 1.25 million dollars.
In addition, he was awarded a signing bonus worth $1 million as well as roster bonuses at $750,000 per game. It is estimated that his cap hit for 2022 will be approximately $2.96 million.
How Much Does Duke Riley Make?
Duke Riley takes home an annual salary of $3,000,000 on average. Riley’s cap hit in 2022 is $2,955,882, which includes his $1,250,000 annual salary, $1,000,000 signing bonus, and $750,000 roster bonus.