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Bobby Massie to earn pay raise for playing time

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Bobby Massie triggered a clause in his contract that grants him a 900,000 dollar pay raise.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Bobby Massie came into the league the first year under the new rookie pay scale. It made sure no rookies could hold out and offered bigger incentives for players picked in rounds three through seven.

Massie was the Cardinals fourth round pick in 2012, and under the the new pay system, he was set to earn 2.5 million over four years. He was set to make $660,000 for the final year of his contract, but due to playing time incentives, that number will rise to rise to 1.5 million dollars.

In order for that number to have triggered, Massie had to have done one of two things. He had to either play 35% of the offensive snaps over the course of his first three seasons, or played 35% in two of the last three seasons.

Massie started in all 16 Bobby Massie triggered a clause in his contract that grants him a 900,000 dollar pay raise.games his rookie season, was benched after some struggles in 2013, but managed to play in nine games. This season he played in 99% of the offensive snaps, which triggered the 914,000 dollar pay raise.

Massie is scheduled to become a free agent following the 2015 season.

(Stats courtesy of ESPN)