Closer look at Ninkovich extension

September, 24, 2013
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Breaking down the three-year contract extension recently signed by Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich, which is added to the end of his current deal ($1.4 million base salary for 2013):

Total terms: 3 years, maximum value of $13.65 million ($7 million in guarantees, with additional bonus money)
Signing bonus: $5 million ($2.5 million paid out up front, $900,000 paid on February 15, 2014 and $1.6 million paid on March 31, 2014)

2014
Base salary: $1 million (fully guaranteed)
Offseason workout bonus: $100,000
Roster bonus: Up to $200,000 (he will make $12,500 for each game that he is on the 46-man active roster list)
Playtime incentive: $250,000 if he plays 75 percent of the defensive snaps
Pro Bowl incentive: $200,000

2015
Base salary: $2.1 million ($1 million of this is guaranteed for injury only; it becomes fully guaranteed if he is on the roster on the fifth day of the 2015 league year)
Offseason workout bonus: $100,000
Roster bonus: Up to $200,000 (he will make $12,500 for each game that he is on the 46-man active roster list)
Playtime incentive: $250,000 if he plays 75 percent of the defensive snaps
Pro Bowl incentive: $200,000

2016
Base salary: $1.5 million (non-guaranteed)
Offseason workout bonus: $100,000
Roster bonus: Up to $300,000 (he will make $18,750 for each game that he is on the 46-man active roster list)
Playtime incentives: $425,000 if he plays 45 percent of the defensive snaps, $850,000 if he plays 55 percent, $1.25 million if he plays 65 percent, $1.65 million if he plays 75 percent.
Pro Bowl incentive: $200,000

Note: Ninkovich will earn $200,000 if he makes the Pro Bowl during the 2013 season. Also, since becoming a full-time starter, Ninkovich has been a three-down player who played 83 percent of the defensive snaps in 2012 and 82.3 percent of the defensive snaps in 2011.
Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.

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