LANDRY EARNS PAYDAY

6928730-Custom
OWINGS MILLS — Dawan Landry hit the virtual jackpot the old-fashioned way. The Baltimore Ravens’ hard-hitting strong safety earned it with tackles, interceptions and lots of starting assignments.
 
Landry earned the highest extra compensation under the NFL’s performance based pay system, $366,017 in additional pay. That figure exceeded his entire rookie base salary.
 
Landry earned $275,000 in base salary last year while establishing himself as a capable replacement for Will Demps.
 
The fifth-round draft pick from Georgia Tech started 14 games, registering 89 tackles while leading all NFL rookies with five interceptions. He collected three sacks and knocked down 13 passes.
 
Under an NFL program set up under the 2002 collective bargaining agreement extension, players are paid extra money out of a fund that compares playing time to salary.
 
The players’ playing time is divided by their adjusted salary, including the prorated portion of signing bonus and incentives. Then, it’s compared to other players on his team to determine the exact amount of supplemental pay.
 
This year, the fund totaled $96 million, or $3 million per team, and is scheduled to increase to $3.15 million in 2007 and $3.307 million in 2008. The extra monies are distributed by the individual teams.
 
Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Maryland.
This entry was posted in The Beat with Aaron Wilson by Aaron Wilson. Bookmark the permalink.

About Aaron Wilson

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post as well as the Baltimore Ravens for The Carroll County Times and Ravens24x7.com. He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans and has covered the NFL since 1997.  He has won several regional writing awards, including, most recently, Best...more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

evden eve nakliyat şirketleri ofis taşımacılığı evden eve nakliye istanbul evden eve nakliyat Şehirlerarası Evden Eve Nakliyat İstanbul Nakliyat Firmaları

Hot off the street

Training Camp Preview: Linebackers

Not much happened at linebacker for the Ravens this offseason. Other than drafting Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley in the first round, both the inside and outside linebackers group remained intact, ...read more

7 Worst National Anthem Renditions of All-Time

The selection of Joey Odoms as the Ravens' new singer of the National Anthem was just made today. That got us thinking about other renditions of the Star Spangled Banner... Some of them haven't ...read more

Ravens Select a New Singer For National Anthem

The Baltimore Ravens announced Monday that Joey Odoms has been named the winner of their national anthem competition and is scheduled to sing at each home game during the 2014 season. One of approx...read more

RAVENS LINKS: Ravens 7th in PFT Preseason Rankings

Ravens land at No. 7 in preseason power rankings Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com and NBC Sports puts the Ravens at No. 7 in his preseason power rankings. Do you think that is too high or too low...read more

FAN’S CHOICE: Baltimore Ravens All-Time Team, Tackle

We’ve now focused in on 40 of the 53 spots on our All-Time Ravens Team. If the votes hold up our team so far shakes out as follows: OFFENSE Quarterback (2): Joe Flacco, Vinny Testaverde VOTE ...read more

View More