Dec 10, 2012; Foxboro, MA, USA; New England Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork (74) after the game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Texans 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Details Of Vince Wilfork's Contract Released

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Jul 26, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork (75) stretches during training camp at the practice fields of Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

The details of Vince Wilfork’s restructured contract have been released. Field Yates over at ESPN Boston breaks it down:

2014
Signing bonus: $1.3 million
Base salary: $1.3 million (guaranteed)
Weight clause incentive: $300,000
Offseason workout bonus: $200,000
Per game roster bonus 1: $500,000 for the first game on the 53-man roster
Per game roster bonus 2: $87,500 for each game on the 46-man game day roster (up to $1.4 million)
Playing-time incentives:
If he plays 50 percent of the defensive snaps: $500,000
If he plays 60 percent of the defensive snaps: $1.25 million
If he plays 70 percent of the defensive snaps: $2 million
If he plays 70 percent of the defensive snaps and the team makes the divisional round of the playoffs, he makes $2.5 million
Defensive incentive: If Wilfork plays 70 percent of the defensive snaps and the team is top 10 in points allowed, he earns $500,000
Base total: $5 million
Incentives total: $3 million
Maximum value: $8 million ($2.6 guaranteed)

The contract includes an option for the final two years, which the Patriots must exercise or decline by the end of the 2014 league year.

2015
Roster bonus: $4 million (due on the first day of the league year)
Base salary: $3 million
Weight clause incentive: $300,000
Offseason workout bonus: $200,000
Per game roster bonus: $31,250 for each game on the 46-man roster (up to $500,000)
Playtime/defensive incentive: If Wilfork plays 70 percent of the defensive snaps and the team makes the divisional round of the playoffs, he earn $500,000
Maximum value: $8.5 million

2016
Base salary: $5 million
Weight clause incentive: $300,000
Offseason workout bonus: $200,000
Per game roster bonus: $31,250 for each game on the 46-man roster (up to $500,000)
Playtime/defensive incentive: If Wilfork plays 70 percent of the defensive snaps and the team makes the divisional round of the playoffs, he earn $500,000
Maximum value: $6.5 million

Overall value: 3 years, $23 million ($2.6 of which is guaranteed)

 

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