Penn, McCoy And Larsen Could Lose Money

March 18th, 2011

Sure, the lockout could be over in a matter of days (Joe hopes). But if it lingers, Gerald McCoy, Donald Penn and Ted Larsen stand to miss out on some cash, per the numbers gremlins at ESPN.

Tampa Bay. Donald Penn is scheduled to receive a division-high $400,000 workout bonus and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has a $300,000 bonus. The only other Tampa Bay player with a workout bonus in his contract is Ted Larsen and that’s for $7,280.

BSPN points out that most players in line for an offseason workout bonus have to attend about 85 percent of the voluntary sessions. A lockout means no offseason, so no cash to earn for these guys.

Joe has some concern about Penn. Obviously, the Bucs were throwing him the big workout money to help keep him balooning up in weight. Maybe Penn’s not as focused without the incentive. 

As for Larsen, that $7,280 would buy a lot of Saltines and anchovies. Joe hopes he’s not one of those food stamp candidates Jeff Faine talked about.

10 Responses to “Penn, McCoy And Larsen Could Lose Money”

  1. Theodore Says:

    >>Maybe Penn’s not as focused without the incentive.<<

    Why should he be? He only received $20 million guaranteed. No wonder he's not motivated.

  2. OAR Says:

    I heard Penn eats 10 boxes of saltines and 20 jars of anchovies per meal! I hope he makes it through this ordeal.

  3. Gary Says:

    nice that Dom has these workout clauses in the contracts of players that need it. Penn needs to keep his weight down and GMC needs to get stronger.

    good work dom, too bad the lockout is messing everything up this year.

  4. Gary Says:

    Have you guys been noticing Free getting alot of pub on ESPN and NFLN about him organizing workouts during the lockout? Pretty cool. All the analysts are so impressed with his leadership.

    If Free is going to make the offense practice, who is doing that on D? They need the practice more. Who is going to step up on D? Not Ruud, Ronde doesnt even work out in the offseason… its gotta be a young guy.

  5. OAR Says:

    Detroit Loins DE Kyle Vanden Bosch already was the first to organise and hold two practices for thier players. Only had 6 or 7 players, but one was with the Red Wings.

  6. OAR Says:

    I agree! Hope one of our defensive players steps up and does that.

  7. canada buc fan Says:

    I don’t remember the exact article, but I read one a while back that had a quote from Ronde that made it seem like there will be some defensive players at the workouts organized by Freeman.

    Vanden Bosch is their player Rep as well and he is organizing their team activities…Him and Faine oughta go enjoy a Beer together, with some saltines and anchovies so Faine can set him straight…lol

  8. WeNeedDefense Says:

    According to the’s excellent coverage of the lockout, the players look like they are unbelievably greedy in the face of the horrible economy.

    This group of players are being led by some money hungry lawyers.

  9. Diary of a Wimpy Ruud Says:

    I have it on good authority that Ruud has a long regiment of Jazzercise and Sweatin-to-the-Oldies planned during this work stoppage…

  10. m.wesley Says:

    Now thats funny