WR A.J. Green, OLB Markus Golden have performance bonuses on the line in Week 18

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The Arizona Cardinals signed both wide receiver A.J. Green and linebacker Markus Golden to relatively low-paying contracts in free agency last offseason. The way they make up for it are performance bonuses.

Both have already hit some of those bonuses and can cash in with big performances in Week 18.

Let’s take a look at each player, what they have already earned and what is on the line on Sunday financially.

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A.J. Green

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Green has 50 receptions for 825 yards so far this season.

He has already earned $1 million in incentives. He earned $250,000 for hitting 600 yards, again for 700 yards and again for 800 yards. He also earned $250,000 when he caught his 50th reception.

He can get another $250,000 for 900 yards and also for 60 catches. So if he were to have 10 receptions for at least 75 yards on Sunday, he would earn another half-million dollars.

Markus Golden

Golden has 11 sacks this season. His bonuses are tied to how many sacks he has. He also has earned $1 million already in bonuses. He earned $250,000 with his sixth sack, another $250,000 with his eighth sack and $500,00 with his 10th sack.

With two sacks on Sunday, he would reach 13 on the season and that would trigger another $1 million bonus.

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