Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Willie Colon: The Best Lineman in the NFL

In the months since the Steelers last played a great deal of attention has ben paid to the team's offensive line. More specifically, a lot of folks -- including us -- have argued that the team must take an offensive lineman, or two, in the upcoming NFL draft.

Now comes word from the league that Willie Colon "earned the top figure in the NFL’s 'Performance-Based Pay' system that awards lower-salaried players for playing time." According to a press release from the league, using a formula agreed to as part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Mr. Colon earned an additional $309,534.

Only one other member of the Steelers -- Anthony Smith ($227,536) -- was amongst the top 25 players in performance-based pay outlays.

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