Monday, March 24, 2014
Performance-based incentives for Texans
By Tania Ganguli
ORLANDO -- Twelve Texans players received performance-based incentives worth more than $100,000 each for the 2013 season. The highest went to safety Shiloh Keo, who received $213,028.51.
These incentives are based on playing time and the player's base salary and Keo, who started 11 games last season, had a relatively low base salary. His total compensation reached $561,125.
Texans quarterback Case Keenum, who joined the team as an undrafted free agent and was only activated to the 53-man roster in Week 8, made $127,030.94 extra, having started eight games last season.
Guard Brandon Brooks made $189,531.95 extra, rookie safety D.J. Swearinger, who started after the Texans lost safety Danieal Manning, made $189,261.74 in performance-based incentives. Tackle Derek Newton made $175,774.16, tight end Ryan Griffin made $166,462, safety Eddie Pleasant made $135,527,71, tight end Garrett Graham made $126,749.10, inside linebacker Darryl Sharpton made $124,812.03, defensive end Jared Crick made $107,826.61, receiver Keshawn Martin made $102,278.29 and guard Brooks Reed made $101,869.85.
Any player who played a single down made some sort of performance-based incentive (reserve offensive lineman Andrew Gardner made a little over $1,500 and fellow backup offensive lineman Cody White made a little under $1,400). These are just a group of the highest totals.