Cardinals tackle Bobby Massie earns big raise in 2015

TEMPE, Ariz. – Thanks to a clause in the collective bargaining agreement signed in 2011, Arizona Cardinals right tackle Bobby Massie became almost a million dollars richer next season.

The NFL’s rookie wage scale included mandatory pay raises close to $1 million for draft picks chosen in the third through seventh rounds of the 2012 draft who played at least 35 percent of offensive or defensive snaps in either two of the last three seasons, or a cumulative 35 percent of the snaps in the last three years.

Massie, a fourth-round pick in 2012, will earn $1.574 million in 2015 – a raise of $914,000 – after not missing a snap this season and playing in 99 percent of the Cards’ offensive snaps in 2012. Massie also qualified by playing a cumulative 67.7 percent of the Cardinals snaps the last three seasons.

Massie will be a free agent after the 2015 season.