Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 5/11/13
On Thursday, the New England Patriots added some depth to its receiving corps by inking former Tennessee Titan Lavelle Hawkins to a two year deal. Details were released yesterday and we'll take a closer look at Hawkins' new contract with the Pats. Hawkins signed a two year deal for $3.065 million with only $150,000 guaranteed. The $150K guaranteed is essentially the signing bonus. So, if the Pats decide to cut bait with Hawkins before the contract is over, it wouldn't hurt the Patriots very much. Like many other contracts in the NFL, Hawkins' contract is incentive laden. In 2013, Hawkins would make $715,000 an receive a $25,000 bonus for showing up to the workouts. The other incentives on the contract for 2013 include: 40 receptions: $150,000 50 receptions: $300,000 60 receptions: $450,000 70 receptions: $600,000 In 2014, Hawkins would make $850,000, more than he made in 2013, and if he makes the roster on the 15th day if the league year, he makes an additional $75,000 and doubles h...
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