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Demonpenz
09-21-2004, 12:30 AM
Kellen Winslow Jr.'s broken leg could cost him a $5.3675 million one-time roster bonus.

Under terms of his six-year, $40 million contract with the Browns, Winslow gambled he would achieve one of 10 supposed easily achievable performance incentives. Those standards ranged from having 41 catches or 801 yards receiving or the simplest standard -- playing time.

All Winslow had to do was participate in 35 percent of the Browns' offensive plays and he qualified for two sets of bonuses that would have given him $5.3675 million in 2005.

Winslow is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a broken right fibula and is expected to miss eight to 10 weeks. Should the surgery go well and he makes it back on time, it still will be difficult for him to get the 35 percent playing time bonus because of the injury.

The contract, negotiated by Carl and Kevin Poston, called for the bonuses to be tied to the 2004 season. Normally, there are rollover provisions in contracts similar to these, but Winslow's contract does not appear to have a rollover of the bonus for future years.

Here are the terms of the contract:

# He could earn a $2 million roster bonus if he reaches any of the qualifers. The bonus would be paid in two installments -- $1 million on April 1, 2005 and $1 million on April 1, 2006.

# An additional $3.367 million was tied exclusively to making the 2005 bonus.

"Player can earn Conditional Roster bonus for 2006-2009 only if 2005 Conditional Roster Bonus has already been earned," the contract states.

The bonus is rolled over with qualifiers based on the same incentives package, but if the team isn't required to pay the first bonus, the second isn't applicable.

Thus, Winslow has to try be back no later than 10 weeks just to be able to play the final four or five games, but that still may not leave him enough time to play 35 percent of the snaps.

Last season, the Browns had 1,006 offensive snaps. This season, Cleveland had 110 snaps in the first two games, and Winslow played most of them. He would need to pick up more than 200 plays in the final month of the season just to get to the 35 percent minimum provision.

That might be tough.

ENDelt260
09-21-2004, 12:33 AM
Hahahahahahaha!

Iowanian
09-21-2004, 12:36 AM
Losing a bonus couldn't happen to a nicer *radio Edit* "soldier".

I'm not "glad" he was injured....but I"ll be damn glad if he's hosed out of a bonus he held out so long for.

Demonpenz
09-21-2004, 12:38 AM
soldier

Phobia
09-21-2004, 12:38 AM
Tough break.

Joe Seahawk
09-21-2004, 12:39 AM
He's a ****in SOLDIER!! .. There better be a fruit basket when he get out of rehab! and a coulple of masseusses ready to work till the happy ending.. Then I OUTTA here!

Demonpenz
09-21-2004, 12:41 AM
Tough break.

:clap: ROFL :clap: :thumb: ..and other assorted smiles

Ugly Duck
09-21-2004, 12:43 AM
Under terms of his six-year, $40 million contract with the Browns, Winslow gambled he would achieve one of 10 supposed easily achievable performance incentives.

All Winslow had to do was participate in 35 percent of the Browns' offensive plays and he qualified for two sets of bonuses that would have given him $5.3675 million in 2005.
Yeah, but his agents are the Postons. And they will argue that "performance incentives" are a racist ploy by the owners to keep black players from getting their fair share. Winslow will make more than a measly $5 mil when the Postons get through sueing the Browns and the NFL.

Earthling
09-21-2004, 12:47 AM
Thats the breaks...Couldn't happen to a nicer guy... :thumb:

Demonpenz
09-21-2004, 12:48 AM
Yeah, but his agents are the Postons. And they will argue that "performance incentives" are a racist ploy by the owners to keep black players from getting their fair share. Winslow will make more than a measly $5 mil when the Postons get through sueing the Browns and the NFL.

i had my parade out and you rained on it, thanks *sarcastic smilie*

ZootedGranny
09-21-2004, 12:49 AM
At least he'll get a purple heart out of this for being wounded in action.

Pants
09-21-2004, 01:19 AM
Why are you brining politics up in this bitch? At least he TRIED to play (get the analogy here, smart ass?).

ZootedGranny
09-21-2004, 01:45 AM
Why are you brining politics up in this bitch? At least he TRIED to play (get the analogy here, smart ass?).

Check this out, chin nuts. In the military, personnel are referred to as soldiers. When wounded in action, they receive a purple heart. Winslow once referred to himself as a soldier, and was injured during a game. Thus, I carried the analogy further, and jokingly implied he would get a purple heart for getting hurt during the game.

You overreacted and it was you that turned this political. You failed at trying to attack me. U R LOSE

Enclosed in a bottle of tearless baby shampoo. Put it to good use, knucklehead.

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J Diddy
09-21-2004, 01:54 AM
You two are funny.

Argue over why the chiefs suck or something instead of wasting time on a KWJ.

Pants
09-21-2004, 02:06 AM
Check this out, chin nuts. In the military, personnel are referred to as soldiers. When wounded in action, they receive a purple heart. Winslow once referred to himself as a soldier, and was injured during a game. Thus, I carried the analogy further, and jokingly implied he would get a purple heart for getting hurt during the game.

You overreacted and it was you that turned this political. You failed at trying to attack me. U R LOSE

Enclosed in a bottle of tearless baby shampoo. Put it to good use, knucklehead.

http://web.ivenue.com/holonfoods/images/DRFISHERBABYSHAMPOO.jpg

shitzor, i got pwnd big time... i'll go silently cry in the corner now... :sulk:

dtebbe
09-21-2004, 09:40 AM
ROFL ROFL ROFL

Poor baby!

DT

vckcchiefs04
09-21-2004, 10:05 AM
you're stupid............... no you're stupid............. no you are!!! Waa waa waa waa. WHO CARES??!! He's a Cleveland Brown.... that's where his problems started.......... unless he is a CHIEF who cares!!

Braincase
09-21-2004, 10:46 AM
10 weeks to lick wounds in a foxhole. There's some milspec porn in there somewhere.

KHinz57
09-21-2004, 11:33 AM
Sheesh! It must be tough being a rookie Tight End in the NFL ... first Kris Wilson, now Winslow.

Bowser
09-21-2004, 11:35 AM
Sheesh! It must be tough being a rookie Tight End in the NFL ... first Kris Wilson, now Winslow.

Who gave you the rep reprieve?

Bowser
09-21-2004, 11:35 AM
10 weeks to lick wounds in a foxhole. There's some milspec porn in there somewhere.

Chicka-chicka-bowwow...........

Iowanian
09-21-2004, 11:37 AM
Why are you brining politics up in this bitch? At least he TRIED to play (get the analogy here, smart ass?).


The Sniveling Douche character has already been taken.......Please refrain from further Jaz Impersonations. You don't have to Martyr yourself on every thread.

ChiefsFanatic
09-21-2004, 11:57 AM
Why are you brining politics up in this bitch? At least he TRIED to play (get the analogy here, smart ass?).


As you know now, it ws not political. But I do think it is funny that someone would jump to that conclusion.

ENDelt260
09-21-2004, 12:00 PM
Maybe he can get that fag from the Visa commercial to wiggle his pickle at the broken bone and speed the healing.

ChiefsFanatic
09-21-2004, 12:07 PM
Wilson...Winslow

Maybe it is ony rookie tight ends with a W, I, L, S, O, N in their names.