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Ronnie Brown gets one year, $1 million

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The good news is that Ronnie Brown’s value hasn’t gone down much in the last year.  The bad news is that it hasn’t gone up much, either.

A season after signing a one-year, $1 million deal with the Eagles, a league source tells PFT that Brown’s one-year deal with the Chargers is worth, yes, $1 million.

Specifically, Brown received a $75,000 signing bonus.  He’s also due to receive a $100,000 roster bonus and a base salary of $825,000.

The trigger for the roster bonus isn’t known; it could be that he gets the money if he makes it onto the 53-man roster.

Last year, Brown also was eligible to receive a small package of incentives.  This year, he’s not.

And while on the surface it looks like a stunning fall for the second overall pick in the 2005 draft, it’s more evidence that the market for running backs on the wrong side of 30 ain’t what it used to be.

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16 Responses to “Ronnie Brown gets one year, $1 million”
  1. chazatlas says: Jun 14, 2012 10:32 PM

    Could be worse. He could be out of work or making $10 an hour. Imagine that. It’s the reality of millions of Americans everyday.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 14, 2012 10:47 PM

    Now that he’s over 30, Ronnie is reduced to playing on a million to million basis.

  3. hulkhogansays says: Jun 14, 2012 10:52 PM

    More RG3/Redskins news please. A little more respect for the soon to be greatest QB of alltime, Mr. Robert Griffin the 3rd!

  4. sixburghrules says: Jun 14, 2012 10:59 PM

    chazatlas says: Jun 14, 2012 10:32 PM

    Could be worse. He could be out of work or making $10 an hour. Imagine that. It’s the reality of millions of Americans everyday.
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    I agree completely! It would take an average income earner 20 years to to make 1M WHAT THE HELL

  5. goadriango says: Jun 15, 2012 12:07 AM

    Hey @ chazatlas. Quit crying and go occupy Wall-street.

  6. beerbudsnbevo says: Jun 15, 2012 12:39 AM

    “Now that he’s over 30, Ronnie is reduced to playing on a million to million basis.”

    Comment of the day….

  7. beerbudsnbevo says: Jun 15, 2012 12:41 AM

    Maybe he should invest some of that money into Desean Jacksons record label….

  8. cannonballdookie says: Jun 15, 2012 12:43 AM

    Still too much. This guy was a top 5 pick, look at him now. That’s the sad reality of NFL RB’s.

  9. ch8878 says: Jun 15, 2012 1:27 AM

    Hes not worth it, this maybe his last year in the NFL.

  10. superdanlp says: Jun 15, 2012 1:40 AM

    Hes over 30 already? Good lord I still feel like he was just drafted.

  11. hedphurst says: Jun 15, 2012 1:40 AM

    If he stays healthy (which is a big if), he’ll be a steal at that price for the Chargers. Could be one of the better 3rd down backs in the league, & catch a bunch of passes out of the backfield, plus run some wildcat plays here and there. It’s a shame he’s had so many injuries – he could’ve been one of the greats if his legs weren’t so fragile…

  12. latenightroach says: Jun 15, 2012 2:01 AM

    hulkhogansays says: Jun 14, 2012 10:52 PM

    More RG3/Redskins news please. A little more respect for the soon to be greatest QB of alltime, Mr. Robert Griffin the 3rd!
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    Quite a bold prediction for a kid who hasn’t taken a snap yet in an NFL game. Or a snap from under center in any game yet for that matter.

  13. joetoronto says: Jun 15, 2012 9:24 AM

    Would of, could of, should of, he’s done.

    Not that he was all that to begin with.

  14. humb0lt says: Jun 15, 2012 10:07 AM

    Nice value signing by the Chargers. AJ Smith has his mojo back. The San Diego Chargers Super Bowl Express gets rolling July 25 when rookies report.

  15. greymares says: Jun 15, 2012 11:35 AM

    There’s only a 1/2 dozen running backs in the whole league worth 1M. any tough back with 4.5 speed can play running back in pro ball, it’s the most overrated position on the field. If i were an N.F.L. owner i would mandate that the running backs were the lowest paid players on the team in this pass happy league.

  16. johanneschimpo says: Jun 15, 2012 12:49 PM

    joetoronto says: Jun 15, 2012 9:24 AM

    Would of, could of, should of, he’s done.

    Not that he was all that to begin with.
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    Would HAVE, could HAVE, should HAVE, clown.

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