Philadelphia accomplished this by turning $3.225 million of Ertz’s 2017 base salary into a guaranteed roster bonus.
Entering today, the NFLPA had the Eagles with $15,880,911 of available cap space to work with.
Ertz, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Eagles back in 2013. He’s currently in the second year of his six-year, $43.64 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $4 million for the 2017 season.
In 2016, Ertz appeared in 14 games for the Eagles and caught 78 passes for 816 yards receiving and four touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 18 tight end out of 63 qualifying players.