49ers gain cap space with Miller's three-year extension

49ers gain cap space with Miller's three-year extension
March 25, 2014, 12:15 am
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Bruce Miller's salary cap figure dropped from $1.431 million to $1.107 million with the contract extension. (USATSI)

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- The 49ers gained more than $300,000 in salary-cap room with fullback Bruce Miller’s three-year contract extension, a source told CSNBayArea.com.

Miller was scheduled to count $1.431 million against the salary cap in 2014. But upon signing his new contract, Miller’s salary-cap figure dropped to $1.107 million. The 49ers currently have $4.066 million in salary-cap space, according to the NFLPA.

Miller is scheduled to earn $6.831 million over the next four seasons. He received a $1.786 million signing bonus and his 2014 base salary of $645,000 is fully guaranteed.

In 2015, his base salary is $1.1 million -- $819,000 of which is fully guaranteed if he is on the 49ers roster on April 1, 2015. Miller has base salaries of $1.25 million in 2016 and $1.75 million in 2017.

In the final three years of his deal, Miller can earn $200,000 annually in bonuses. He will earn $10,000 for every regular-season game in which he is active -- up to $160,000 each season. He also has annual $40,000 workout bonuses.

Miller can achieve an additional $200,000 in each of the final three seasons if he makes the Pro Bowl.