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Broncos working on cutting Chris Kuper’s pay

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Chris Kuper is one of the Broncos’ longest-tenured players, but he’s going to have to take a pay cut if he wants to remain one.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Broncos are working on a restructured contract for the reserve offensive lineman, who isn’t scheduled to start practicing until next week. Kuper’s still coming back from multiple ankle surgeries, and while they hope he can play in the last preseason game, he’s no sure thing to start the regular season.

They also know he’s unlikely to start, after they signed Louis Vasquez this offseason.

He was scheduled to make $4.5 million this year, which is far too much for a healthy backup, and Kuper is said to be “agreeable to a significant pay cut.”

“Kupe and I have talked about this several times — all that matters for him right now is he gets healthy,” Broncos coach John Fox said.

That, and take less money if he wants to hang around.

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6 Responses to “Broncos working on cutting Chris Kuper’s pay”
  1. broncobeta says: Aug 13, 2013 8:58 AM

    I love Kupe, but his time on the field has been scarce lately.

    Kupe is an awesome guy as well, so he most likely understands that take a cut will help the team overall.

  2. joetoronto says: Aug 13, 2013 9:08 AM

    “Kupe and I have talked about this several times — all that matters right now is that we have enough money in the kitty to buy booze,” Broncos coach John Fox said.

  3. nananatman says: Aug 13, 2013 10:22 AM

    If players have to honor their contracts the guys who print them off the computer should too.

  4. granadafan says: Aug 13, 2013 10:51 AM

    The Broncos can’t scream the next time a player wants to renegotiate his contract for higher pay.

  5. raiderssuckball says: Aug 13, 2013 11:21 AM

    John Fox is the best head coach in the AFC!

  6. somethingsmellsrotten says: Aug 13, 2013 11:22 AM

    Love seeing MegaHead looking down at the ground like that…means he’s losing. :)

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