Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 5/18/13
I hope Freeney does well, but it is my experience, that once speed pass rushers get old, they lose it quickly and I wouldn’t expect much out of Freeney this year. Per a source with knowledge of the deal, Freeney’s two-year contract with the Chargers carries a base value of $8.75 million. The deal pays $5.25 million in 2013, via a $3.25 million signing bonus, $1.5 million in guaranteed base salary, and a $500,000 roster bonus tied to Freeney’s presence on the weekly 46-man roster. (It works out to $31,250 per game.) Freeney is due to earn $3.5 million in 2014, $500,000 of which is linked to weekly roster bonuses.
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