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Hutchinson comes close to his scheduled 2012 payout

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The Vikings pulled the plug on the final year of guard Steve Hutchinson’s seven-year, $49 million contract because the team didn’t want to pay him $6.95 million in 2012.

His new team will instead pay him $6.5 million this year.

A source with knowledge of the contract tells PFT that Hutchinson receives from the Titans a $4.5 million signing bonus, plus a fully-guaranteed $2 million base salary in 2012.

He also is due to earn a $500,000 roster bonus and a base salary of $4.75 million in 2013, plus a base salary of $5 million in 2014.

It’s a total of $16.75 million over three years. ┬áIf the Titans decide to move on after one year, he’ll still be almost where he would have been if the Vikings had kept him for the final year of the contract.

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3 Responses to “Hutchinson comes close to his scheduled 2012 payout”
  1. rugdog100 says: Mar 17, 2012 11:17 AM

    Hutch is so broken down that he was telling teammates that 2011 was probably his last year and he’d retire. His shoulder issue is chronic, but the most troubling issue is the severe concussion and lingering post-concussion symptoms that landed him on IR toward the end of last year. I wish the best for him, but he should have hung it up.

  2. gripless says: Mar 17, 2012 11:30 AM

    Great player but time to hang it up. I’m just glad the Vikes didn’t rework his deal, that was my first reaction when I read the headline

  3. bobnelsonjr says: Mar 17, 2012 8:11 PM

    Hutchinson can now play on a winner, get on national television, and be recognized.

    The vikings just continue to get worse and worse.

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