No signing bonus for Texans' Williams

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  1. done88

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    Has any read this. What are the details?
     
  2. Buffi2

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    That is an insider article and I'm not.:brickwall
    Surely someone will give us a synopsis.
     
  3. PapaL

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    Anyone...come one guys.

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  4. utahmark

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    someone summarized it on hpf.com.
     
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    Here it is.

     
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    This seems like a big step in the direction of guaranteed contracts. I wonder how the other owners like that? A $12M roster bonus the 2nd year sounds pretty unusual to me too, but I'm no contract expert.
     
  7. aj.

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    Guaranteed base salary has been creeping into the NFL for a while now - it just hasn't been publicized much since it's reserved for the higher paid players. and isn't the norm. Here's an article that's a few years old that shows trends back in '03 and I'm sure the amount of guaranteed base has continued upward. Owners just can't afford the massive outlay for a one time signing bonus any more and they have to find alternative ways to deliver it.

    http://www.nflpa.org/PDFs/Shared/Guaranteed_Contracts.pdf
     
  8. mapleleaf

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    I don't think he needs a signing bonus in my opinion.
     

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