Versatile offensive player will earn the base salary in his one year deal-, but could earn less if he becomes injured.
Details of the one-year contract the New England Patriots signed Julian Edelman to have been released via ProFootballTalk.com.
The 26-year old will earn the minimum salary of $715,000, the lowest a player can earn after spending five-years in the league.
There is an added workout bonus for Edelman at $50,000, a clause that will only be triggered if he attends a certain amount of team organised workouts.
There is a possibility that the wide receiver can earn less than the base salary, due to an injury clause in the contract that states his earnings would drop to $383,000 for the season, if he is placed on the injured reserved list at any point.
This final clause is a smart move by the Patriots front office, due to the players injury prone history, which included a broken foot that saw the player end the season early, and leaving the receiver depth perilously thin.
A versatile piece of the Patriots roster, Edelman has played receiver, running back, punt returner and even cornerback during his time with the team, so signing him to a low contract is another reason why the patriots front office is considered one of the best in the league.