The veteran’s $4 million salary for 2017 was set to become fully guaranteed on March 13. It’s likely the Broncos would have released him had he refused to rework the deal.
According to Klis, Stephenson’s new deal will pay him $2 million in guaranteed cash now and another $2 million if he makes the 53-man roster at the end of the summer.
Stephenson signed a three-year, $14-million contract last offseason, but was largely a disappointment. He graded out as one of the worst starting right tackles in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus.
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