Roster bonuses could spell end for Sanchez, vets

 

Champ Bailey is due a $1 million roster bonus. (USATSI)
Champ Bailey is due a $1 million roster bonus. (USATSI)

 

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The Jets, who started to emerge from a tangled web of poor contracts and a salary-cap bind in 2013, are positioned to stroll away from extra deals in 2014. They've several gamers who're due roster bonuses in March, most of whom should not anticipated to be retained.

These bonuses, if anything, will hasten their departure in many instances, starting with injured former first-spherical choose Mark Sanchez, with the quarterback due $2 million in March, plus a $9 million salary. The Jets will not be executing that bonus, sources said. The Jets even have a $1 million roster bonus because of receiver Santonio Holmes (and a $eight.25 million salary), which he won't be seeing.

Corner Antonio Cromartie is enjoying effectively again, but at his age, paying him a $5 million roster bonus, on high of a $6 million salary seems steep, while corner Kyle Wilson, who has been a bust so far after being a primary-spherical decide, is due a $1 million roster bonus.

The truth is, roster bonuses will possible hasten the departure of a number of other corners as well on other groups.

Atlanta owes aging nook Asante Samuel a $1.seventy five million roster bonus in March, and the Rams owe Cortland Finnegan $three million. His age and injuries make a departure just about inevitable at this point barring a significant paycut. Denver's Champ Bailey, who has barely performed this season because of damage, has a $1 million roster bonus on prime of a $9 million wage. Chiefs nook Dunta Robinson, who additionally seems to be nearing the end, has a $1 million roster bonus and a $three.2 million salary.

It's a younger man's position, particularly with so many groups spreading the ball round to throw on every down, and a 12 months ago the corner market ended up flooded with veterans who had been released as the league 12 months (trades and free agency) began. It seems like that may well be the case once more in 2014.

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