At least one player is making some good money during the lockout.
Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com reports that DeMarcus Ware received $6.8 million from the Cowboys in mid-March, after the lockout started. Ware received the money because it was a deferred payment from his signing bonus and 2010 salary.
Watkins notes that Ware’s situation isn’t unique. He cites the following players as those likely to receive payments during the lockout: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork, 49ers tackle Joe Staley, and Seahawks linebacker Aaron Curry.
Miles Austin is due more than $7 million in deferred money, but it isn’t due until the 2011 season was scheduled to start.
We tried to think of a way to spice up this story to have a larger point, but it’s just not happening. Maybe Florio can come up with something when he awakes from his catnap.