Late Thursday night, we got our first look at the contract details for Green Bay Packers newly-signed defensive tackle Daniel Muir.
According to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, Muir’s deal is for one-year and just $700,000, with no signing bonus or guaranteed money. The Packers agreed to terms with Muir last Friday.
Wilson also reports that Muir’s contract will count for just $540,000 against the Packers cap next season if he remains on the roster. That’s because his contact is eligible for the minimum salary benefit, which allows teams to pay a higher amount of cash up front but at a lower salary cap hit. It only applies for veterans making the minimum, and Muir’s deal in Green Bay fits under the description.
The 28-year-old is expected to compete for a roster spot along the defensive line next season.
A five-year NFL veteran, Muir was signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Kent State in 2007. Green Bay waived Muir before the 2008 season after the rookie appeared in just three games in ’07.
Since ’08, Muir has played in 40 games with the Indianapolis Colts, including 26 starts. He has 108 career tackles and .5 sacks.