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Keydrick Vincent deal not nearly as good as advertised

Agents have a habit of circulating in the wake of a new contract a set of numbers that doesn’t always mesh with reality.

Last week, that dynamic became very clear in the case of Jets left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson, whose $34.8 million in guaranteed money ended up being $5.3225 million.  On a smaller scale, the same thing happened last week in connection with veteran offensive lineman Keydrick Vincent, who signed with the Buccaneers.

Reported initially as a two-year, $4.5 million contract, the base value of the deal is actually two years and $2 million, per a league source with access to the numbers.  Specifically, Vincent gets $1 million in non-guaranteed base salary in 2010 and 2011. 

He’s also eligible for up to $1.25 million in incentives each year.  Unless the triggers can be achieved via merely showing up for work, it would be unrealistic to assume that he definitely will be earning the money.

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7 Responses to “Keydrick Vincent deal not nearly as good as advertised”
  1. robert ethen says: Jul 12, 2010 7:06 PM

    Yeah, well neither is Keydrick.

  2. JimmyY says: Jul 12, 2010 7:20 PM

    So where’s the followup on how Marcus McNeil is feeling now? Big boast on big numbers that turn out to be BS.

  3. cover2blitz0 says: Jul 12, 2010 7:22 PM

    its probably a bonus based on playing time or something and with zuttah at lg he will get every chance in camp to start and he should win the job

  4. cside3 says: Jul 12, 2010 9:16 PM

    Je-bus. Do you know how to use a mf’in comma?
    How you wrote it:
    “Agents have a habit of circulating in the wake of a new contract a set of numbers that doesn’t always mesh with reality.”
    How it should be:
    “Agents have a habit of circulating, in the wake of a new contract, a set of numbers that doesn’t always mesh with reality.”

  5. realitypolice says: Jul 12, 2010 10:57 PM

    Is any deal ever as good as originally reported?

  6. Mainbucsfan says: Jul 13, 2010 12:42 AM

    @seacide3 who the he’ll cares if he miss placed a comma. I’m sure u understand what he’s tryin to say. I just wanna punch people like you in the face. Get a life

  7. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Jul 13, 2010 2:44 PM

    @Mainbucsfan,
    You’re ignorant.

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