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Stroud had 150,000 reasons to sign before March 4

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We didn’t quite understand the flurry of signings last week, from the perspective of the players.  Why rush to do a deal when there will be deals to be done once new rules are in place?

For defensive tackle Marcus Stroud, doing a deal meant adding $150,000 to his personal lockout fund.

Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports, and we’ve confirmed, that Stroud’s new deal with the Patriots includes a $150,000 signing bonus.  The deal also includes a $1.2 million base salary in 2011, and a base salary of $1.7 million in 2012.

We’re also told that, for 2011, Stroud is in line for a $200,000 roster bonus.  The date on which it’s payable isn’t known.  He also can receive a workout bonus of more than $100,000, and he’s eligible for $450,000 in incentives.

He has another $450,000 in incentives available in 2012, along with a workout bonus of more than $108,000.

It’s a deal that screams out “backup,” with an apparent opportunity to get some more money if he ends up actually playing.

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6 Responses to “Stroud had 150,000 reasons to sign before March 4”
  1. ampats says: Mar 7, 2011 5:42 PM

    In Bill We Trust.

    And 3 picks out of the first 33 picks !

  2. EJ says: Mar 7, 2011 5:48 PM

    Good guy, met him at the Bills training camp, just wish we would have had him years ago when he was in his prime. Good luck in NE Marcus.

  3. mashoaf says: Mar 7, 2011 9:52 PM

    New England doing what they do best. Getting an older player who wants a ring and is willing to be a team player at a lower salary to get that ring.

  4. sllib12 says: Mar 8, 2011 8:05 AM

    stroud is washed up.

  5. covercorner says: Mar 9, 2011 2:15 AM

    I can’t believe he signed for so little.

  6. wwwmattcom says: Mar 11, 2011 8:28 AM

    haha, BB is losing it.

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