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Packers guaranteed Driver $1.2 million

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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The Green Bay Packers guaranteed Donald Driver $1.2 million this season, making it highly unlikely they would release him. According to a source with access to NFL Players Association contract information, Driverís renegotiated contract, which was dated May 30, is worth $2.3 million. The base salary is $1.1 million, while the roster bonus is $1.2 million, the same as the guaranteed money. There are no additional bonuses or seasons added. Itís unclear when the roster bonus was paid, but the fact that Driver is guaranteed $1.2 million almost certainly means thereís no chance the Packers would release him before the start of the season. There were no additional seasons added to his contract. The renegotiation cut Driverís pay more than in half for this season, the final year of his contract. He was scheduled to make $5 million in the final year of a deal signed on Aug. 7, 2010. His base salary was cut from $2.6 million. He also had roster bonuses of $2.2 million. Of that, $1.5 million was to be paid on the first day of training camp. The rest was in per-game bonuses for being on the active, game-day roster. He also had a workout bonus of $200,000.  

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