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A2Wolves6


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 2:21 am    Post subject: Shaun Rogers signs 6-year deal Reply with quote

6 years, 46 million including a 15 million dollar signing bonus.

This deal makes Rogers the highest paid defensive tackle in the league, over Warren Sapp, Anthony McFarland, and Kris Jenkins.

Detroit also agreed earlier in the week to contract extentions with Nick Harris and Donte Curry.

Good to see management knowing their #1 priority. Now go and get McDougle re-signed! Raiola would be nice, too. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:06 am    Post subject: i heard Reply with quote

Copied this from another source. Not quite the huge contract originally thought


HARD NUMBERS ON THE ROGERS DEAL

We've now gotten a look-see at the actual contract numbers for Lions defensive tackle Shaun Rogers, who supposedly signed a six-year, $46 million deal on January 1. To clarify Wednesday's story, here are a few tidbits regarding the deal.

The signing bonus wasn't $15 million (as reported when the deal broke). It was only (only?) $9 million, with a roster bonus due in 2005 of $3.5 million.

In 2005, Rogers will earn a base salary of $650,000.

In 2006, Rogers has a base of $850,000. Also in 2006 appears that ridiculous $11,750,000 incentive based on participation in 95 percent of the team's special-teams plays. The purpose of the incentive was to aid compliance with the 30 percent rule regarding contracts that stretch from capped to uncapped years, we're told. (We don't understand it, by the way, but there's a legitimate reason for the huge incentive payment, apparently.) The reality is that the number, as we explained on Wednesday, artificially inflates the value of the deal, since Rogers undoubtedly will not participate in 95 percent of the special-teams plays.

In 2007, Rogers' salary moves to $1.5 million.

In 2008, Rogers' salary increases to $4.25 million, with a $1 million roster bonus.

In 2009, Rogers' salary increases to $5.25 million, with a $1 million roster bonus.

In 2010, the salary is $7 million with another $1 million roster bonus.

As we explained on Wednesday, the final year of the deal -- with $8 million in new money -- is unlikely to be honored. So it's really a five-year deal, not a six-year contract.

Given the $1 million roster bonus and $5.25 million salary due in 2009, there's also a chance that it could be, in the end, a four-year deal -- if Rogers' performance over the next few seasons doesn't justify the total investment of $6.25 million come 2009.

Also, the guaranteed money under the deal is the $12.5 million in bonuses plus, as a practical matter, $650,000 in 2005 salary, since Rogers gets it all if he's on the roster come the first day of the season. He's very, very unlikely to be cut before then, given the $9 million signing bonus and $3.5 million roster bonus.

The "real" numbers, then, are five years, $27 million, with a chance that it'll be only a four-year, $20.75 million deal.

Not chump change, but hardly the six-year commitment with a $7.7 million annual average that the "real" media painted it to be.
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