For disgruntled Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons, skipping the team’s minicamp in June because of his unhappiness over not getting a contract extension just got more expensive.
Clemons, in the final year of his contract, initially lost $173,000 in fines and workout bonus after skipping the mandatory minicamp.
However, according to a report by Brian McIntyre of NFL.com, because he skipped the mandatory minicamp, Clemons forfeited a $1 million base-salary escalation in his contract.
Clemons’ production in 2010 to 2011 triggered the additional money to his 2012 base salary.
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So, instead of earning $4 million in base salary this year, Clemons’ salary has rolled back to its original $3 million, with an additional $800,000 available in an incentive tied to sacks.
Clemons and the team still are in negotiations on a possible extension, which the team hopes to get done before the start of training camp. The players report to camp July 27.
KJR’s Ian Furness and Jason Puckett hosted a Seahawks roundtable, with the Seattle Times Danny O’Neil, John Boyle of the Everett Herald and Eric Williams of The News Tribune joining them to discuss all areas of the team. You can check out the audio here and here.
Chris Mortensen of ESPN says that he believes it’s possible Marshawn Lynch escapes without missing a game due to the DUI charge in this video link.
Former Seahawks head personnel man Tim Rusekell joins Tennessee’s scouting staff. Ruskell worked with Tennessee general manager Ruston Webster and COO Mike Reinfeldt while in Seattle.
Peter Schrager of Fox Sports writes that league commissioner Roger Goodell has been awfully quiet amid all of the arrests during the offseason.