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Not All Football Players are Greedy

Apr 22, 2005, 9:43 AM EDT

Jon Runyan has agreed to play for a little less money, something which could actually help both sides of the deal.  He gets a little more money guaranteed and it all works out to a little less of a cap hit for the Eagles.  It is nice to see a guy who has millions already not get too greedy.

Also for your viewing pleasure is a link to a video of the Finals of the 2005 Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleader auditions.  Just wait for the annoying guy at the start to go away.

Link: The Daily Times – News – 04/22/2005 – NFL Draft: Runyan helping out by taking salary cut.

Eagles iron man Jon Runyan, the ultimate team guy, quietly has agreed to a restructured contract with a modest reduction in pay.
At the end of this year, the last on a six-year pact, Runyan will have pocketed $4.9 million instead of the $5.5 million in base pay due from the original $30.5 million deal, according to reliable sources. The initial contract, struck in 2000, included $9.5 million in signing and roster bonuses.

The new deal includes a base of $2.7 million, a guarantee of $2 million and another $200,000 in play incentives, meaning the veteran right offensive tackle must add to his remarkable streak of 128 straight regular season starts, fifth-longest among active players.