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Rashean Mathis tops Detroit Lions in performance bonuses

Rashean Mathis was the big Lions’ winner in performance bonuses for the 2014 season.

The veteran cornerback was making just $1 million last season, but his performance bonus is worth $227,241.98.

It’s the biggest bonus on the team. Jeremy Ross is second with $197,654 and Tahir Whitehead third with $192,028.

Mathis, who is 34, started every game, had one interception and nine passes defended.

The Lions want him back for 2015 but he remains unsigned.Not only was he solid on the field, his leadership benefited Darius Slay and other young defensive backs.

The bonuses are created under the NFL Performance-Based Pay program, a fund that creates a supplemental form of compensation based on a player’s comparison of playing time to salary.

Here’s a complete list of the performance bonuses:
Rashean Mathis: $227,241.98
Jeremy Ross: $197,654
Tahir Whitehead: $192,028.20
Cornelius Lucas: $156,153.98
Larry Warford: $152,012.66
Corey Fuller: $151,967.75
LaAdrian Waddle: $150,251.73
George Johnson: $141,548.84
Darius Slay: $115,717.89
Cassius Vaughn: $112,447.96
Isa Abdul-Quddus: $110,842.24
Travis Swanson: $105,053.02
Josh Bynes: $104,237.92
James Ihedigbo: $97,870.82
Dominic Raiola: $89,021.28
Jed Collins: $81,489.14
Darryl Tapp: $73,906.84
Theo Riddick: $67,747.64
George Winn: $64,628.00
Devin Taylor: $64,061.73
Julian Stanford: $63,844.96
Glover Quin: $59,588.90
Riley Reiff: $59,122.97
Garrett Reynolds: $58,610.01
Mohammed Seisay: $55,541.88
Sam Martin: $52,605.55
Danny Gorrer: $49,177.71
Don Carey: $49,026.71
DeAndre Levy: $45,316.72
C.J. Mosley: $44,807.96
Andre Fluellen: $44,039.04
Joseph Fauria: $39,623.64
Rob Sims: $39,471.44
Ashlee Palmer: $39,334.80
Golden Tate: $38,850.26
Brandon Pettigrew: $38,227.82
Kellen Davis: $37,823.09
Joique Bell: $34,755.61
Caraun Reid: $34,160.36
Jerome Couplin: $32,743.16
Eric Ebron: $32,014.95
Don Muhlbach: $28,788.90
Jason Jones: $25,486.73
Kyle Van Noy: $25,301.63
Nevin Lawson: $23,294.96
Ezekiel Ansah: $21,144.02
Nick Fairley: $12,614.33
Reggie Bush: $12,199.06
Matt Prater: $11,164.65
Jordan Thompson: $10,786.91
Matthew Stafford: $8,969.82
Travis Lewis: $8,178.21
Calvin Johnson: $6,924.80
Ndamukong Suh: $5,451.10
Montell Owens: $4,942.13
Ryan Broyles: $4,660.44
Corey Hilliard: $4,648.14
Stephen Tulloch: $3,820.20
Nate Freese: $3,521.66
Nate Ness: $2,347.24
Alex Henery: $2,013.56
Josh Thomas: $1,247.64
Bill Bentley: $922.08


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