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Dollars and sense: The Israel Idonije extension

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Israel Idonije's two-year extension that the Bears announced today is worth $7 million in new money.

Idonije was due to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. He was on the books to earn $1.75 million in 2009. Here is what we have of the breakdown to this point:

2009

$2 million in guaranteed bonuses
$1.75 million base salary

2010

$2.5 million base salary ($1 million guaranteed)

2011

$2.5 million base salary

So, $3 million of the $7 million is guaranteed. Check back soon for more information.

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