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Atlanta's Robert McClain cleans up

3/13/2013

Cornerback Robert McClain was one of the most pleasant surprises for the Atlanta Falcons last season, and he’s being rewarded for it.

McClain will receive an extra $269,000 as part of the NFL’s performance-based pool, which is designed to reward players with low base salaries that get significant playing time. McClain got the biggest chunk of Atlanta’s $3.46 million pool.

Other players to earn more than $100,000 in the performance pool were center Todd McClure ($251,000), guard Peter Konz ($175,000), running back Jacquizz Rodgers ($159,000), linebacker Akeem Dent ($146,000), receiver Drew Davis ($139,000), safety William Moore ($135,000) and safety Chris Hope ($125,000).

I'll get you the biggest winners in the performance-based pool for the other NFC South teams a little later.