Monday, March 19, 2012
Gonzalez contract details
By Mike Reiss
The contract signed by receiver Anthony Gonzalez is a one-year pact with a base salary of $701,000.
The deal includes a $15,000 workout bonus, and a split in the event of injury at $368,000.
When a player signs a contract with an injury split (what a team pays a player in the event of landing on injured reserve), it usually highlights an injury concern. Gonzalez' recent injury history was detailed by ESPNBoston's Mike Rodak.
As expected, this contract highlights that Gonzalez is a low-risk financial gamble for the Patriots.
In addition to Gonzalez, a few other contract details and why they could be important:
Steve Gregory -- The former Chargers safety signed a three-year pact with base salaries of $750,000 (2012), $1.25 million (2013) and $2.25 million (2014). The deal includes a $2.5 million signing bonus and workout bonuses of $100,000 each year, in addition to other incentives. The pact reflects how Gregory should factor into sub packages on defense (65 percent of the snaps in 2011) and possibly could start.
Tracy White -- The special teams standout re-signed for one year and has a base salary of $825,000. He received a $65,000 signing bonus, qualifying his deal for a minimum salary benefit (which reduces his salary cap charge). A total of $235,000 of White's base salary is guaranteed, which highlights how he's expected to make the club.