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Steelers RT Matt Feiler Receives Performance-Based Bonus



Steelers tackle Matt Feiler will receive an additional $393,578 in performance-based pay for his 2019 season.

Performance-based pay was implemented in the NFL CBA in 2002 and compensates players whose playing time exceeds their salary level.

Feiler’s bonus was the seventh-largest handed out this season and the third-largest for an offensive lineman. Kansas City cornerback Chavarius Ward was awarded $428,335.

Most of the awards are given to away-from-the-ball players. Just four offensive skill players earned bonuses: quarterbacks Kyle Allen and Gardner Minshew and wide receivers Zach Pascal and Allen Lazard.

In his sixth year after leaving Division II Bloomsburg as an undrafted free agent, Feiler started all 16 games for the Steelers in 2019 for the first time in his career.

He earned $645,000 in base pay under a one-year contact signed before the 2019 season as an exclusive rights free agent.

Feiler will be a restricted free agent this offseason and the Steelers will have to either sign him long-term or tender him a contract before June 1.

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