William Jackson III wanted out of Washington, and he was willing to give up some money to move along.
Jackson agreed to give up the per-game roster bonuses in his contract this year to facilitate his trade to Pittsburgh, according to Field Yates of ESPN.
Those bonuses were for $44,000 a game for the rest of this season, and he’ll now give that up. He’ll still make $2.777 million in base salary for the rest of the year.
Jackson signed a three-year, $40.5 million contract with Washington last year, and both he and the team eventually soured on that deal. The team moved on, and Jackson compromised to make that happen.