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Scott Wells restructures contract

Kyle Wilber, George Selvie, Scott Wells AP

The Rams have taken care of a bit of financial housekeeping with center Scott Wells.

Field Yates of ESPN.com reports that Wells has restructured his contract to create some additional cap space for the summer. Wells finished last season on injured reserve after breaking his leg, but he’s expected to be healthy in time for the regular season.

The team cut his base salary for 2014 from $5.5 million to $1 million and converted $1.65 million to a bonus that was paid at the time of the restructure. Wells can earn back another $850,000 through roster bonuses based on his availability in the 2014 season. Wells also saw his 2015 salary cut from $5.5 million to $2 million and his compensation now includes $1.75 million in the form of a roster bonus.

Whether Wells remains on the roster long enough to receive that bonus will likely be based on his performance and health over the course of next season. If the Rams decide to make a change, 2013 fourth-round pick Barrett Jones is the next man on the depth chart.

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3 Responses to “Scott Wells restructures contract”
  1. bobnelsonjr says: Jun 9, 2014 2:21 PM

    It was bad for Wells to leave the Packers.
    Older players playing indoors on injury producing, fake, surfaces is never a good career move.

    His former contract helped the Packers with a compensatory draft pick though.

    I hope he returns to form and earns all of his money back.

  2. fcoprado says: Jun 9, 2014 7:15 PM

    Smartly the Rams saved cap space, will help sign their entire draft class soon . Bradford will definitely be the one next to restructure his mega contract.

  3. nouhoh64 says: Jun 10, 2014 7:13 PM

    Got to create some money for that super 7th round draft pick that’s going to change the NFL and then the entire universe!! HA, HA, HA, HAAAAAAA!!

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