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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Leonard Johnson leads Bucs' pool

By Pat Yasinskas

Tampa Bay cornerback Leonard Johnson, who went undrafted but got a lot of playing time as a rookie, earned the most of any of the Buccaneers in the NFL’s 2012 performance-based pool.

Johnson earned an extra $227,000, according to league sources.

Other Tampa Bay players to earn more than $100,000 in the pool, which is designed to reward players with low base salaries who get significant playing time, were linebacker Lavonte David ($215,000), offensive lineman Ted Larsen ($203,000), defensive end Daniel Te'o-Nesheim ($178,000), fullback Erik Lorig ($178,000), linebacker Mason Foster ($167,000), safety Ahmad Black ($164,000) receiver Mike Williams ($160,000), offensive lineman Jamon Meredith ($145,000), tight end Luke Stocker ($126,000) and offensive tackle Demar Dotson ($126,000).