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Bengals center Russell Bodine earns playing-time raise in 2017

CINCINNATI -- Bengals fourth-year center Russell Bodine earned a sizeable bump in his salary for the final season of his rookie contract.

Bodine will earn $1.838 million in base salary in 2017, according to NFLPA records. He was previously scheduled to earn $690,000 in base salary.

Bodine, who was chosen in the fourth round of the 2014 draft, earned a raise via the Proven Performance Escalator, which mandates salary raises for players chosen in the third through seventh rounds based on playing time.

A player must participate in at least 35 percent of his team's offensive or defensive snaps in two of his first three seasons or have a cumulative average of at least 35 percent of the offensive or defensive snaps over the previous three seasons.

The raise equals the difference between what a restricted free agent would earn if he were tendered with a right-of-first-refusal qualifying offer and the player's previous salary for that year.

The money is not guaranteed if the player were to be released before the season, but considering Bodine has started every game for the Bengals during the last three seasons, he seems a safe bet to receive the money.

Bodine took 98 percent of the offensive snaps in 2016 alone, missing only a brief amount of time in Week 6 (ankle issue) and Week 12 (briefly benched).