a blog by La Kifo
The veteran receiver is no stranger to restructured deals, as he heads into his fourth season as a Patriot, he will have restructured his contract twice. A total Patriot move, contracts in New England are constantly being restructured, the only thing that keeps players here and willing to do so is desire.
By the stats, Danny does not seem the $5 million he was scheduled to make next season before the restructure. Trust his is worth every penny, the only problem is his contract, before the restructure, put too much stress on the teams cap space. His cap hit before the restructure was $6.8 million. A very high number for a third option in the passing game.
His new deal gives the veteran $7.35 million over the next two years including $750,000 in incentives and roster bonuses. The original contract sought to pay Danny $5 million for the upcoming season and $6 million for the following one.
New England loves you Danny, we would have understood if you desired to make the money you were signed too and had to make a departure from Foxborough. That is the business side of not just football but any professional sport. There is nothing that can take away what you did for us in the 2014 playoffs. Without you, we would not have even come close to winning our 4th championship. The fact that you decided to restructure and say this to Fox Sports, "It's an honor to play for this franchise and with this group of guys... We have one goal -- to win another championship and that's all we care about" makes me want to kiss you. I won't, that's creepy but I think you get what I mean. I love you, New England loves you. It may have been a bit of a rough patch in the beginning of our relationship, but I always had faith. The true fans really knew what you were capable and we are just happy that we got a chance to see them on display here in New England.
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