Kelvin Beachum leads Cardinals in performance-based pay

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Jess Root
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The Arizona Cardinals, like all NFL teams had $8.5 million allotted to use for performance-based pay for players on their roster last season. The amount each player gets is based on a formula that considered salary and playing time.

Players who receive the most money in this bonus are those who play on relatively low salaries and get a ton of playing time.

69 different players earned at least a few thousand dollars, but it was right tackle Kelvin Beachum who earned the most.

Six players earned more than $300,000 in performance-based pay.

Beachum, who played every snap last season on the veteran minimum salary, which was a little more than $1 million, earned $604,185 in extra pay.

Center Mason Cole, since traded to the Minnesota Vikings, was next at $439,698.

Safety Chris Banjo, who entered the year expected to only play special teams and ended up playing a significant amount at safety, earned $304,427.

Tight end Dan Arnold, receiver Christian Kirk and running back Chase Edmonds all earned over $300,000.

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