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Alfred Morris gets a cool million dollars as part of an escalator clause under the CBA

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http://espn.go.com/blog/washington-redskins/post/_/id/14734/alfred-morris-earns-pay-raise

Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris will receive a hefty pay raise this season, based on playing time in his first three years.


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Morris will make $1.574 million this season, according to NFLPA records (though the amount could change), thanks to a Proven Performance Escalator clause that was part of the 2011 collective bargaining agreement. If a player is drafted in rounds 3-7, they will receive a raise of approximately $1 million if they played at least 35 percent of the offensive or defensive snaps in two of their first three seasons.

Obviously Morris easily hit that figure while serving as the Redskins’ primary back in each of his first three years. Had the escalator not kicked in, Morris would have made $660,000 this season. He made $570,000 in base salary this past season.

Nobody else from the 2012 class will get a similar raise.

Morris, a sixth-round pick in 2012, has started every game in his first three seasons, rushing for a total of 3,962 yards and 28 touchdowns.

This past season, Morris managed only 1,074 yards and 4.02 yards per carry as the run game struggled for a variety of reasons. In his first two season, Morris rushed for a combined 2,888 yards and averaged 4.73 yards per carry.

He will be an unrestricted free agent after the season.
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Way to earn it Fred
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rook01 said

He will be an unrestricted free agent after the season.
Posted On: Jan 19th 2015, 7:43 PM #341053

Will be interesting to see what happens…

On a side note:



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Congrats to you Alfred, on your season, your 2nd NFL ProBowl AND and a nice NFL career. Now ya get paid for it!

If we could only covince them to end the controversy and rename the team the FREDSKINS!
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if the Redskins didnt rely on the pass game so much in the 4th quarter, Alfred could've easily been in the top 5 rushers again. I hope he stays healthy, goes for another 1000 plus yards, and becomes one of the highest paids RBs in the league… well deserved.
Go Alfred, and keep throwing those Owl fingers up!!!!
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