I'm being pulling in too many directions to get it, but according to WQAM's Orlando Alzugaray, who was the first to report that Carey's reps and the Dolphins were closing in on a deal Thursday, Carey will be making $23 million in the first three years of his new six-year contract that could be worth as much as $42 million.
Carey will a $12 million signing bonus. He's due a $2 million roster bonus in March, and will receive a base salary of $1 million for the 2009 season. That's where the $15 million guaranteed comes from.
He's due a $2.5 millions roster bonus in 2010, the uncapped year.
That trigger will give him $17.5 million in the first two years of the deal.