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Soliai took out insurance, too

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In response to the item posted earlier today regarding the insurance policy purchased by Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson, who’s in the final year of a slotted rookie deal and making, in comparison to his talents, a bag of stale peanuts, agent David Canter advises that Dolphins nose tackle Paul Soliai has done the same thing.

“I spoke with Paul Soliai’s financial advisor Jeffrey Glusman after a brief discussion on a long-term deal with the Dolphins went nowhere and together we advised Paul to do the same thing this prior to the start of the first preseason game,” Canter told PFT, via email.  “Through Jeffrey, Paul was able to get $10 million in injury coverage and $5 million in loss of wage coverage.  Paul is making $12.476 million on a one-year, fully guaranteed franchise tag, but we wanted to insure that the long term financial protections were in place.”

More and more players who have yet to get their big-money, long-term deals are buying insurance against the worst-case scenario.  It’s not cheap, but it’s smart; as we learned last Sunday (and pretty much every Sunday), serious injuries can occur at any time.

As to Soliai, it’s not known whether the policy covers the possibility that his beard will swallow his head.

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17 Responses to “Soliai took out insurance, too”
  1. tfbuckfutter says: Sep 15, 2011 8:38 PM

    Just based on that beard I hope he is subjected to enhanced patdowns before entering the stadium.

  2. ajc85 says: Sep 15, 2011 8:41 PM

    Unlike Desean Jackson, when Paul Soliai runs crossing routes, it’s the DB’s who are scared.

  3. dbellina says: Sep 15, 2011 8:45 PM

    Why aren’t more athletes doing this?

  4. everydayimfumbilin says: Sep 15, 2011 8:49 PM

    i see the Samoan santa clause look is in

  5. reidtardinthepound says: Sep 15, 2011 8:49 PM

    Very smart. For a savage. The beard line was funny.

  6. romoscollarbone says: Sep 15, 2011 8:52 PM

    That’s his hair, his beard is quite modest, actually.

  7. illwillthemick says: Sep 15, 2011 9:09 PM

    wait all that hair is beard?? no way

  8. favreforever says: Sep 15, 2011 9:11 PM

    After Paul washes his chest hair it is completely uncontrollable.

  9. raiderapologist says: Sep 15, 2011 10:32 PM

    Kyle Orton was jealous of this guy’s neck beard and Brady’s passer rating, until he realized one of those things is an optical illusion.

  10. 1historian says: Sep 15, 2011 11:10 PM

    Contrast this with the story about the guy who used to play for from the Ravens whose name I forget who is living with his parents and petitioning to have his $11,000 a month alimony lowered.

  11. polishkingski says: Sep 15, 2011 11:21 PM

    seriously? is that real? his hair?….

  12. drboogerlips says: Sep 16, 2011 12:47 AM


  13. stonecld33 says: Sep 16, 2011 3:05 AM

    How about you purchase a few sacks and maybe a tackle after getting man handled by a backup center. You were a non factor during the pats game so I guess you might need insurance

  14. oraclepz1 says: Sep 16, 2011 7:42 AM

    Not a smart comment… Did the pays even run?

  15. skinsfaninnebraska says: Sep 16, 2011 9:11 AM

    Too bad for him that Polamalu already got the Head & Shoulders advertising deal.

  16. chadmurdigan says: Sep 16, 2011 10:52 AM

    Mike, I’d like to know more about the ins and outs of this kind of insurance. A project for a slow news day, perhaps.

  17. jimmygrahamchrisivory says: Sep 16, 2011 11:04 AM

    That’s the hair from his head, not his beard. He didn’t have all of it tucked under the skull cap and wrapped like he normally does. Just google pics of the guy and see

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