Former Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson's new three-year, $30 million contract with the Miami Dolphins is structured with a front-loaded salary cap hit.
The Dolphins have spent $235.8 million through the first wave of free agency.
Lawson's $30 million deal will include a cap hit of $10.3 million for 2020 with $6.4 million in salary, a $2.5 million roster bonus due March 26 and $1.3 million in the prorated portion of his $4 million signing bonus, according to the Miami Herald.
His cap hit will decrease in the final two years even as his base salaries increase to $7.9 million in 2021 and $8.9 million in 2022.
Lawson also can make up $2 million in incentives for sacks plus team achievements. He also has a $100,000 workout bonus.