Report: Escalator gives Redskins' Polumbus a raise

Report: Escalator gives Redskins' Polumbus a raise
January 24, 2014, 1:00 pm
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Tyler Polumbus is getting a raise.

Polumbus played every one of the Redskins’ 1,172 offensive snaps in 2013. That caused an escalator clause in his contract to kick in.

He was slated to earn a base salary of $1 million in the second season of the two-year contract he signed in 2013. The escalator bumps that up to $1.5 million, according to NFL cap guru Brian McIntyre.

This could be a good news/bad new scenario for Polumbus. On the other hand, an extra half a million in salary is always nice. The bad news is that now the team could save almost a full million dollars against the cap if they replace Polumbus on the roster with a draft pick or a first- or second-year player.

It’s great to make a nice salary in the NFL. But if you’re a marginal player who is making too much money you’re putting a target on your back.