Albert Haynesworth To Earn Nearly $4 Million Less In Guaranteed Salary With Patriots

Albert Haynesworth's restructured contract with the New England Patriots reveals just how savvy the franchise really is. Haynesworth is set to earn $1.5 million in base salary this season, nearly $4 million less than the $5.4 million he earned with the Redskins last season. The contract is heavily incentive laden, however, allowing Haynesworth to earn back his money depending on how many snaps he plays this season.

The first bonus kicks in once Haynesworth plays 20 percent of the available defensive snaps, earning him an additional $1 million. Afterwards, the bonuses start coming in $590,000 increments once he hits 45 percent. From then on he'll earn an additional $590,000 at 50, 55, 60 and 65 percent. He will earn another $400,000 if he makes the Pro Bowl.

The system should help motivate the notoriously work-adverse defensive tackle to, you know, work. Haynesworth gets a significant pay raise in 2012, up to $6.7 million in base salary, providing him even more incentive to wreck offensive lineman like the defensive MVP of yore. 

The Patriots are set to kickoff their preseason Thursday against the Jaguars. Head over to Pats Pulpit for the latest analysis on Haynesworth's prospects and this year's team.

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