Inside The Bills

As expected a 1-yr deal for Crowell

Posted by Chris Brown on April 2, 2009 – 11:55 am

Knowing the serious nature of Angelo Crowell’s knee injury, his surgery and lengthy rehabilitation process, we speculated that he’d have to sign a one-year ‘prove it’ type contract no matter what NFL team he signed with. Looks like that’s just what happened.

Crowell, who signed with Tampa late last month, signed a one-year deal with the Bucs worth $2M in base salary. Now that’s still more than he made in his final year in Buffalo last season so kudos to his agent, especially in light of the circumstances.

But with none of that base salary guaranteed Crowell is going to have to prove every day in the offseason practices and minicamps as well as training camp that he can get the job done.

The nature of that contract presents no risk to the Bucs until they decide he’s healthy and he’ll be part of their 53-man roster.

It’s just unfortunate that a guy with his resume has to go down that path. But this is a cut throat league as any player will tell you.

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