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AFC Notes: Jets, Patriots, Steelers
- Rich Cimini of ESPN points out that Jets QB Josh McCown will earn $125,000 for every game he starts this year on top of his $6 million fully-guaranteed base salary.
- Cimini points out that while this is one of the largest per-game play-time bonuses in the NFL, if not the largest, it could work against McCown later on in the year, especially if/when the Jets fall out of contention.
- Cimini predicts that the Jets will give all three of their quarterbacks — McCown, Bryce Petty, and Christian Hackenberg — will all get a chance to start at some point this year.
- Interestingly enough, Cimini predicts the Jets will trade away veteran RB Matt Forte before the midseason trade deadline.
- Another prediction from Cimini is that the Jets will have a new kicker by the end of October and suggests Mike Nugent as a replacement to Chandler Catanzaro.
- Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports that the Patriots are paying DE Geneo Grissom $36,176 per week, which extrapolates to the same $615,000 salary he would make if he were on the team’s active roster.
- Some other practice squad salaries include RB D.J. Foster ($15,000), OL Willie Beavers ($15,000), DT Angelo Blackson ($15,000), WR DeMarcus Ayers ($10,000), WR Cody Hollister, OL James Ferentz, S David Jones ($7,200) and S Damarius Travis ($7,200).
- Patriots rookie DE Derek Rivers will earn $348,000 of his $465,000 base salary this year while on injured reserve, due to his split salary.
- Meanwhile, Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell‘s 2017 salary drops from $540,000 to $363,000 after he was placed on injured reserve last week.
- Field Yates reports that by being on the Steelers’ Week 1 roster, OLB James Harrison earned a $500,000 roster bonus, which happens to be the largest such bonus in the NFL.
Tags Angelo Blackson Bryce Petty Chandler Catanzaro Christian Hackenberg Cody Hollister D.J. Foster Damarius Travis David Jones Demarcus Ayers Derek Rivers Geneo Grissom James Ferentz James Harrison Josh McCown Malcolm Mitchell Matt Forte Mike Nugent Willie Beavers