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Lockout Could Cost Ware



    With the lockout firmly in place, and the owners and players set to take their squabbling to federal court next month, many players won’t start losing money until the lockout wipes out scheduled games.  But not all of them.

    ESPN recently released a list of players with workout bonuses in their contracts. These stipulate that a player must attend X percent of offseason workouts to receive a bonus of X amount of dollars. The New York Jets’ D’Brickashaw Ferguson has the highest workout bonus in the league, with $750,000 coming his way if he attends 85 percent of Jets’ workouts.

    The only Dallas Cowboy on the list is outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware, who is set to earn $500,000 if he attends 90 percent of the team’s offseason workouts.

    Of course, this depends on whether these workouts actually take place. If the NFL’s offseason workout is pushed back, it would mean that players with a workout bonus would have a much smaller window to achieve their bonus, and this window gets smaller each day the lockout continues.

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    For the complete list of players with workout bonuses, click here.

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