- Aug 1, 1997
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- Sunset, La
By Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune
Deuce McAllister said he and the Saints both came away with some protection after he agreed to restructure part of his salary and bonus payments into incentive clauses for the 2008 season.
The Saints are protected from paying their veteran tailback's full salary if he is unable to return to peak form after surgeries on both of his knees last September. And McAllister has a little more long-term job security. The Saints will now be less likely to cut him, even if he is limited by the injury during training camp.
"I don't think there was ever any doubt of me getting a shot (to come back from the injury)," McAllister said. "I think it was more so working to figure out how we can both be protected in this thing. Because I plan to be here for more than just this year. I've still got a few good years left in me."
McAllister, 29, is signed through the 2012 season. He was scheduled to earn $3.6 million in salaries this season, plus $1.1 million in bonuses. Full Story - Nola.com