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    2 Rams get performance pay

    Performance based pay up 21 percent

    NEW YORK (March 27, 2007) -- Total compensation in the fifth year of the NFL's "Performance Based Pay" system increased by 21 percent, from $79.4 million to $96 million, the NFL announced.

    The Performance Based Pay system was created as part of the 2002 Collective Bargaining Agreement extension. This system creates a fund used as a supplemental form of player compensation based on a comparison of playing time to salary. The system will remain in place in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, with fixed increases to the system fund each year.

    This year, the fund totaled $96 million ($3 million per club), and will grow by five percent each year of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The fund will be $3.15 million per team in 2007 and $3.307 million per team in 2008.

    The top recipient of Performance Based Pay for the 2006 season is Baltimore Ravens rookie safety Dawan Landry, who earned $366,017 in additional pay, which exceeded his 2006 base salary.

    Clubs have been notified to distribute payments to players.

    Players become eligible to receive Performance Based Pay in any season during which they play at least one down of the regular season.

    Under the system, Performance Based Pay is computed by using a "Player Index." To produce the index, a player's regular season playtime (total plays on offense, defense and special teams) is divided by his adjusted regular season compensation (full season salary, prorated portion of signing bonus, earned incentives). Each player's index is then compared to those of the other players on his team to determine the amount of his pay.

    "The Performance Based Pay system is especially beneficial to lower-salaried players," says NFL Executive Vice President of Labor Relations Harold Henderson. "Under this system, if a player is making the minimum but plays in a high percentage of his team's plays, he stands to get a larger payout than a teammate with equal playtime but a higher salary."

    One hypothetical example is "Player A" in 2006 earning a salary of $600,000, playing in 50 percent of his team's plays. His bonus would total approximately $60,000. "Player B" has a salary of $6 million and took part in a similar percentage of plays. His bonus would be approximately $6,000.

    Added NFLPA Executive Director Gene Upshaw, "'Pay for Performance' rewards players who may be on the bottom of the team pay scale, but play a majority of the games."

    Each player on the same team competes for his own share of his club's Performance Based Pay pool. The table below illustrates how the Index works, using a simplified four-player team as an example. Each player receives his share of the pool depending on how his index compares to those of his teammates.

    Playtime Compensation Index Bonus Payout
    Player A 50% $ 500,000 10.0 50% of the Club's pool (10 out of 20)
    Player B 50% $ 1,000,000 5.0 25% of the Club's pool (5 out of 20)
    Player C 20% $ 500,000 4.0 20% of the Club's pool (4 out of 20)
    Player D 10% $ 1,000,000 1.0 5% of the Club's pool (1 out of 20)
    Team Total: 20.0 Points

    The following are the top 25 recipients of Performance Based Pay for the 2006 season:

    Player Club Position Distribution
    1. Landry, Dawan Baltimore SS $366,017
    2. Boothe, Kevin Oakland G $274,638
    3. Hangartner, Geoff Carolina C $259,536
    4. Bethea, Antoine Indianapolis SS $259,249
    5. Pears, Erik Denver T $258,422
    6. Simpson, Ko Buffalo FS $253,354
    7. Golston, Kedric Washington DT $247,445
    8. Boley, Michael Atlanta OLB $244,040
    9. Richie Incognito St. Louis G $242,744
    10. Evans, Jahri New Orleans G $237,384
    11. Brown, C.C. Houston FS $235,002
    12. Hadnot, Rex Miami C $231,269
    13. Watkins, Pat Dallas FS $229,802
    14. Oliver, Melvin San Francisco DE $223,517
    15. Baskett, Hank Philadelphia WR $219,903
    16. Daniels, Owen Houston TE $218,561
    17. Holly, Daven Cleveland CB $217,502
    18. Wilson, Gibril New York Giants SS $216,722
    19. Hill, Reynaldo Tennessee CB $216,470
    20. Rhodes, Kerry New York Jets FS $216,027
    21. Colston, Marques New Orleans WR $213,436
    22. Page, Jarrad Kansas City FS $212,786
    23. Todd Steussie St. Louis T $207,937
    24. Bell, Yeremiah Miami SS $204,816
    25. Clement, Anthony New York Jets

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    Re: 2 Rams get performance pay

    Thats cool, I guess..

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    Re: 2 Rams get performance pay

    if you had to name the two guys on the rams last year that delivered the most "bang for the buck" incognito and steussie would certainly be at the top of my list. matt turk would be another good one as well.

    ramming speed to all

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    Re: 2 Rams get performance pay

    Fair play to them. They deserve it.

    I'm a big fan of Incognito.

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    Re: 2 Rams get performance pay

    So... based on the formula, how much money do Jimmy Kennedy and Travis Fisher have to give back?

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    Re: 2 Rams get performance pay

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    So... based on the formula, how much money do Jimmy Kennedy and Travis Fisher have to give back?
    LOL Alex Barron, be forewarned!

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    Re: 2 Rams get performance pay

    The word performance is misleading in my opinion. This bonus program is based on number of plays a player is on the field? Whether he plays lousy or not said player is entitled to a bonus?

    Where does that leave the Punters, Long Snappers, Field Goal Kickers etc?


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