Report: Eagles To Reduce Jason Peters Salary Due To InjuryBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Offensive Line Thursday, May 17th, 2012
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortenson, the Philadelphia Eagles plan on reducing the 2012 salary of injured Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters. Peters injured ruptured an Achilles tendon while working out in Texas about a month and a half ago. They’ve already spoken to his agent Eugene Parker, and informed him that his salary will nearly be cut in half.
The new Collective Bargaining Agreement states that a team doesn’t have to pay a player who suffers a “non-football injury”, which includes any injuries that occur away from the team’s workout facilities.
Article 20, Section 3 of the CBA states: “A player who is placed on a Non-Football Injury or Illness list (“N-F/I”) is not entitled to any compensation under his contract while on such list …” According to this clause, the Eagles don’t have to pay Peters anything, but they don’t plan on going that far.
Peters was supposed to make $7.9 million in salary this season, but it will be likely reduced by $3.5 million, which is what his replacement Demetress Bell will earn.
This is going to force players to live in the city where they play, and workout at the team’s facilities. If Peters had been working out in Philadelphia at the Nova Care complex rather than in Texas, he would be entitled to make his entire $7.9 million salary in 2012.
According to ESPN, Baltimore Pro Bowl defensive end (and 2012 Defensive Player of the Year) Terrell Suggs, who suffered a similar injury as Peters that also occurred away from the Ravens workout facilities, will also forfeit a substantial percentage of his salary.
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