What money Johnson has lost, will lose
June, 16, 2014
By Tania Ganguli | ESPN.com
Andre Johnson has made a lot of money during his career and will make a lot of money this season -- unless the Houston Texans cut him, which they aren't going to do.
So here's a rundown of what Johnson has lost and what he will lose financially this week.
Johnson has a $1 million roster bonus that he's already lost. It's conditional on not only his being on the roster, but also his fulfilling other contractual obligations and participating in workouts. Generally that means attending 80 or 90 percent of offseason workouts, which Johnson won't fulfill even if he suddenly changes his mind and shows up to minicamp on Tuesday.
Of course, for Johnson, that's a relatively minor loss in a contract that has already ballooned due to escalators. When he signed this deal, he was scheduled to make $6.5 million in 2014 as a base salary. He has his escalators, though, and will now make a base salary of $10 million.
The Texans can also fine him for each day of mandatory minicamp he misses. They don't have to, but they can if they choose. Those fines are on a rising scale and will total nearly $70,000 for all three days, according to the collective bargaining agreement.