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NFL performance bonuses give Tony Jefferson, Darren Fells nice paycheck

Their playing time nets them some extra cash.

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

2015 NFL performance bonuses were released on Monday and players making less base salary and got a lot of playing time last season saw a nice check. Every team has about $3.8 million to divide up among player. Around the league, the top bonus check goes out Denver Broncos center Matt Paradis, who gets more than $391,000.

For the Arizona Cardinals, that payout ranged from more than $240,000 (the amount safety Tony Jefferson got to supplement his $585,000 salary) all the way down to Drew Stanton's more than $2500, according to ESPN.

13 Cardinals earned a bonus of at least $100,00.

S Tony Jefferson: $240,347.71

TE Darren Fells: $225,993.84

WR John Brown: $190,406.58

S Tyrann Mathieu: $184,240.90

LB Markus Golden: $147,122.81

LB Alex Okafor: $146,471.45

RB David Johnson: $135,439.35

DT Rodney Gunter: $131,969.10

WR Jaron Brown: $130,860.59

ILB Kevin Minter: $130,445.89

DT Josh Mauro: $127,628.52

ILB Alani Fua: $123,264.35

DT Ed Stinson: $120,712.96

Jefferson joked at the news of his bonus.

Go eat steak, Tony. And with your salary of at least $1.6 million this coming season, you can eat a lot more of it.