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DANA POINT, Calif. -- A pair of Miami Dolphins earned hefty bonuses as part of the NFL's performance-based pay system.
Right guard Ikechuku Ndukwe received $266,912, and tight end Anthony Fasano received $253,769 from a league-wide pool of about $105 million that was doled out, the NFL announced Tuesday at the annual owners' meeting in the St. Regis Hotel.
The performance-based pay system was instituted in 2002 to reward playing time compared to salaries. San Diego Chargers tackle Jeromey Clary was the biggest winner with a check for $405,859.
The only other AFC East player to crack the top 25 was New York Jets rookie cornerback Dwight Lowery, a fourth-round pick who started the first 10 games of last season. He received $263,509.