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Rolle says that he won't take a paycut

Cardinals safety Antrel Rolle made the Pro Bowl as an alternate, but even he must know that’s not going to receive the $12.1 million he’s scheduled to next season.

That huge number (salary plus bonus) was put into Rolle’s contract to force a renegotiation. Rolle said recently to the Arizona Repbublic that he won’t take a pay cut, but it’s unclear if he meant a paycut from $12 million or a pay cut from his 2009 salary.

Either way, it will be a tricky deal for the Cardinals to close.  They are already paying safety Adrian Wilson a ton of money and Rolle is not the same caliber of player as Wilson.

Rolle’s career has been up and down, but he’d love to hit the open market this offseason when few young quality players are available.  He could drive a hard bargain.

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12 Responses to “Rolle says that he won't take a paycut”
  1. NFLMMAfan says: Jan 28, 2010 9:47 PM

    Screw him. I’ll take the job.

  2. AZ Red Bird says: Jan 28, 2010 9:47 PM

    He’s a dang good safety that’ll hit and has good ball skills. He has value.

  3. rjgreen3 says: Jan 28, 2010 10:05 PM

    @ AZ Red Bird
    He may be a good safety and have value, but he doesn’t have $12million in value!

  4. ParkerFly says: Jan 28, 2010 10:17 PM

    I’ve got bad news for him…he’s taking a pay cut.

  5. Osterhouse says: Jan 28, 2010 10:32 PM

    Come play Safety for the Vikings!

  6. Unsterblich856 says: Jan 28, 2010 11:07 PM

    Rolle is worth half of that. Backloaded contracts are killing the Cardinals, thankfully there isn’t a cap to worry about now.

  7. King Ding-A-Ling says: Jan 28, 2010 11:30 PM

    Of course he doesn’t wanna take a paycut. He just got a huge bill from the IRS.

  8. Humboldt420 says: Jan 28, 2010 11:48 PM

    One thing to realize here is Rolle’s contract was for a cornerback. He was drafted to play CB and that’s why his numbers on his contract are outrageous because corners get paid more money than free or strong safety types.

  9. VoxVagina says: Jan 29, 2010 12:20 AM

    Maybe the Eagles should look out for this guy. They could use a good safety in their secondary, which looked like a JV team this year

  10. JagsFan says: Jan 29, 2010 2:12 AM

    This is stupid. The team gave him his contract, they shouldn’t be going back on that just because they think he’s not worth it now. He shouldn’t back down… theres bound to be a team that would take a young safety of his caliber.

  11. Krow says: Jan 29, 2010 9:48 AM

    Whta dumba$$ in the Cards organization saddled them with all these mega-contracts? Find that guy and shoot him.

  12. StevenM says: Jan 29, 2010 12:04 PM

    The Cards hold all the cards on this one LOL

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