The Financials Of The Bears Cutting Hester
If the Chicago Bears decide to make a change, it would be simple to accomplish for a cap standpoint. With or without him on the roster, the Bears will carry a bonus proration of $833,335, according to a source with knowledge of the terms of the deal. He also has earned a workout bonus of $250,000 (assuming he participated in the requisite number of offseason sessions).
As a result, trading Hester or cutting him would clear his $1.857 million from the Bears books, with no further acceleration or charge beyond the $1.083 million in bonuses that already apply.