Monday, June 24, 2013

Desmond Bishop signs with the Vikings

As I thought, Bishop has signed with the Vikings earlier this afternoon. Check out this article by Ed Valentine on the subject:
"Desmond Bishop signs with Minnesota Vikings" - by Ed Valentine on Jun 24 2013, 3:15p

Check out this tweet by Ian Rapoport on Bishop's salary:

NFLPA Minimum and corresponding Split Salaries between 2011 and 2020

Here are the Minimum salaries and their corresponding split salaries for the years 2011 all the way through to the end of this latest CBA, in 2020:

  • I downloaded this pdf from the NFLPA website, and thought I'd share. Split salaries apply to players who get injured and wind up on IR.
  • Splits apply to undrafted and drafted players first or second year players (those drafted specifically in rounds 3-7; players drafted in rounds 1 and 2 get their paragraph 5's guaranteed).
  • This also applies to veteran players who are on their last legs, so that the team is protected in case they wind up on IR.
  • Players who are oft-injured, and have significant injury histories--like Terrell Thomas, who has a split in case he winds up on IR--have salary splits in their deals in many cases too.
  • As I understand it, injured fullback Henry Hynoski DOES NOT have a salary split in his contract, since he is entering his third year.