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 Post subject: Corey Peters injury affects his contract
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:42 pm 
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*There were a lot of dismal moments for Atlanta in 2013, but few sadder than watching tears stream down the face of defensive tackle Corey Peters as he sat on the bench with a torn right Achilles at San Francisco last Monday night. The four-year veteran was doubtless sobbing not only because the injury prematurely ended his best season in the NFL, but probably because of what it could mean financially. The former Kentucky standout, a third-round choice in 2010, is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent and, now facing an eight- or nine-month rehabilitation, teams may be reluctant to invest too much until he can demonstrate that he is whole again and not damaged goods. The ironic twist could be that the injury, in a sort of convoluted way might actually aid an Atlanta franchise that could be in need of tackles. If the consensus around the league is that Peters should only get a one-year deal to prove he’s healthy, then the Falcons might be able to make a competitive offer. And Peters might decide that, on a one-year “show me” deal, he’s best off proving himself with the team he knows best, and then going back into the market in 2015.

Then again, there is this twist as well: When Peters injured his foot in 2012, the Falcons placed him on the non-football injury list and paid him at a reduced salary, which cost him nearly $100,000. It remains to be seen if there are any residual hard feelings from that. Peters, just 25, had career bests in both tackles (46) and sacks (five) in his 15 games this season, and has outplayed his draft level. Both of the Falcons’ other two top tackles, Jonathan Babineaux and Peria Jerry, are slated for free agency as well. One of the league leaders in tackles for loss (not counting sacks) during his career, Babineaux possesses the best resume of the trio, but is 32 years old.

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*There were a lot of dismal moments for Atlanta in 2013, but few sadder than watching tears stream down the face of defensive tackle Corey Peters as he sat on the bench with a torn right Achilles at San Francisco last Monday night. The four-year veteran was doubtless sobbing not only because the injury prematurely ended his best season in the NFL, but probably because of what it could mean financially. The former Kentucky standout, a third-round choice in 2010, is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent and, now facing an eight- or nine-month rehabilitation, teams may be reluctant to invest too much until he can demonstrate that he is whole again and not damaged goods. The ironic twist could be that the injury, in a sort of convoluted way might actually aid an Atlanta franchise that could be in need of tackles. If the consensus around the league is that Peters should only get a one-year deal to prove he’s healthy, then the Falcons might be able to make a competitive offer. And Peters might decide that, on a one-year “show me” deal, he’s best off proving himself with the team he knows best, and then going back into the market in 2015.

Then again, there is this twist as well: When Peters injured his foot in 2012, the Falcons placed him on the non-football injury list and paid him at a reduced salary, which cost him nearly $100,000. It remains to be seen if there are any residual hard feelings from that. Peters, just 25, had career bests in both tackles (46) and sacks (five) in his 15 games this season, and has outplayed his draft level. Both of the Falcons’ other two top tackles, Jonathan Babineaux and Peria Jerry, are slated for free agency as well. One of the league leaders in tackles for loss (not counting sacks) during his career, Babineaux possesses the best resume of the trio, but is 32 years old.

How can they get away with this?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:37 pm 
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Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters was placed on the non-football injury list after hurting his foot during the offseason, and that cost him nearly $100,000.

Although neither Peters nor the Falcons have said how Peters hurt his foot, Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com writes that the Falcons weren’t happy with whatever Peters did, and as a result they chose not to pay him his full salary during his seven weeks on the non-football injury list.
The Falcons continued to pay Peters during those seven weeks, but they paid him at a rate as if he were making $303,000 in base salary. He actually makes $540,000 in base salary. So he was paid $17,824 a week for those seven weeks, whereas his normal base salary would earn him $31,765 a week. That means he lost $13,941 a week for seven weeks, or a total of $97,587.
NFL teams don’t have to pay players while they’re missing time for non-football injuries, although many teams choose to keep paying players, especially if they suffered their injuries working out on their own or otherwise trying to stay in shape during the offseason. There’s still no word on how Peters got hurt, but now that he’s back on the 53-man roster he’s back to making his normal salary.

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