NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Saints players will get a $40,000 bonus from the NFL and the NFL Players Association for “performing under unusual and unanticipated conditions arising from the Hurricane Katrina tragedy.”
The bonus applies to every Saints player who has been on the roster for the entire season, including inactive players, practice squad members and those on injured reserve, the team said Wednesday in a statement. Players on the roster for less than the full season will receive $2,350 for each week on the roster.
The payments will be funded using the performance-based pay system normally geared to playing time and salary, which is part of the NFL collective bargaining agreement.
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