Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 4/11/13

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots makes a recpetion against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Ravens won 33-14. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Yesterday the 'mini-Welker' came to terms with the Patriots, and the two parties agreed on a one year deal. With this deal, WR Julian Edelman. Although he has won over the hearts of Patriots fans, it was highly unlikely for a role player like himself to get much money. According to ESPNBoston.com, Edelman's contract is for the five-year league minimum base salary of $715,000. Although he will receive an additional $50,000 for offseason workout bonuses, there is a major team protection clause as well; there is a "split" incentive for the Patriots. What this means is that Edelman' contract will seriously be slashed if he winds up on the DL. In this case, the contract would be reduced to $383,000. Before your jaw drops, here are Edelman's production incentives as well: Incentives30 receptions: $30,000 40 receptions: $70,000 50 receptions: $120,000 60 receptions: $180,000 70 receptions: $250,000  It is somewhat shocking that Edelman's contract is for such little money. Howev...
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