Inside Burress’ deal

Speculation and debate about the numbers on the Plaxico Burress deal kicked off the moment Thursday night’s game did. But here it is.

The deal is really a five-year deal for $30 million, with an additional $5 million in performance escalators. However, just over $5 million of the $30 million is tied to being on the active roster for each game over the five years, and $3.5 million is tied to fully participating in minicamps and training camps.

Plaxico Burress responded to his new contract with a 10-catch, 133-yard performance against the Redskins. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Plaxico Burress responded to his new contract with a 10-catch, 133-yard performance against the Redskins. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Burress will earn $8 million in 2008 if he is active for all 16 games.

He will earn $4.75 million in 2009 if he is active for all 16 games.

He will earn $5.75 million in 2010 if he is active for all 16 games

He will earn $5.75 million in 2011 if he is active for all 16 games.

He will earn $5.75 million in 2012 if he is active for all 16 games.

He will earn $6 million in new money over the next two seasons and $8 million in new money over the remainder of his previous deal.

The only guaranteed money in the deal is a signing bonus of $4.25 million, which is theoretically his salary this year.

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