Contract restructure for Ojinnaka

September, 15, 2010
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka, who was acquired in a trade with the Falcons in August, has restructured his contract.

Ojinnaka had been scheduled to earn a base salary of $1.759 million. He will now earn a base salary of $640,000, with a chance to make up and possibly exceed his previous salary if he reaches incentives. No additional years were added to the pact.

“If everything goes well, the numbers shouldn’t be a problem,” Ojinnaka said Wednesday. “I just want to show Mr. Kraft and the organization that I’m not really a greedy guy. I would like to earn my money and that’s the way it worked out.”

Ojinnaka’s restructured contract is minor news in the big picture. Perhaps more than anything, it reflects Ojinnaka’s commitment to the team, as well as how the Patriots manage their payroll, aligning Ojinnaka’s base pay closer to the other backups on the roster, such as Mark LeVoir ($550,000).

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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