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Clayton hits the jackpot
Posted Mar. 02 at 12:38 AM
What the ... ?
For significance, it's not up there with the likes of Albert Haynesworth, Chris Canty, Lito Sheppard and Brian Dawkins. But I was shocked at the amount of money the Bucs gave Michael Clayton.
According to multiple reports, it's a five-year deal worth between $24 and $26 million if he hits all of the incentives. You might be thinking that it's all just fluff money that he'll never see (and I expect he will be gone before the deal is finished), but it also includes $10.5 million in guaranteed money.
To me, that's shocking.
Clayton had a great rookie year, when he caught 80 balls. But since that time, he hasn't had 40 catches or 500 yards in any of the last four years. He's scored 2 TDs in his last 55 games. Amazing that they would commit that kind of money to him.
Maybe they figure that since they were able to get Antonio Bryant going again last year (after Bryant didn't even play in 2007), that it's a good route to take.
There's a Clayton story at Tampa Bay Online.
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