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Rams update: Britt's two-year contract worth $9.15 million

Rams update: Britt's two-year contract worth $9.15 million

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St. Louis Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt catches a 63-yard touchdown pass while being defended by Denver Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby in first quarter action during a game between the St. Louis Rams and the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. Photo by Chris Lee, clee@post-dispatch.com

PHOENIX • Kenny Britt's new contract with the Rams has been posted with the league, and it calls for the veteran wide receiver to make $9.15 million over two years — a far cry from the $14 million originally reported by some.

Britt's base salary of $2.55 million in 2015 is guaranteed. He also gets a $1.5 million roster bonus and a $250,000 workout bonus — which is a big amount as workout bonuses go. That adds up to a salary cap count of $4.3 million in 2015.

In 2016, Britt receives a $3.6 million base salary, a $1 million roster bonus, and another $250,000 workout bonus. That adds up to a $4.85 million cap count for '16.

Britt can void the contract after the 2015 season, but that's based on what has been described as a very high performance level this coming season. All incentives in the contract start above his performance levels in 2014, when he caught a career-high 48 passes for a team-high 748 yards. He averaged 15.6 yards per catch and scored three touchdowns.

Technically, Britt could reach $14 million in compensation, but he would have to post back-to-back 1,000-yards receiving seasons among other things.

According to the NFL Players Association, the Rams have just over $11 million in cap room left, and that includes the two-year, $2.2 million contract signed by offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds last week.

Reynolds, who played for Detroit last season, earns a base salary of $750,000 this year and gets a roster bonus of $250,000 for a 2015 cap count of $1 million.

In 2016, Reynolds earns a base salary of $1.05 million with a roster bonus of $150,000, for a cap count that year of $1.2 million.

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