Updated: February 10th, 2012 2:58pm
Brian Robison's performance yields big pay bumps for next two seasons

Brian Robison's performance yields big pay bumps for next two seasons

by Tom Pelissero
1500ESPN.com
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Brian Robison's first season as the Minnesota Vikings' starting left end didn't only justify his three-year, $14.1 million contract. It brought him a step closer to maximizing the value of that deal.

An NFL source confirmed on Friday that Robison's 2012 base salary escalated from $726,000 to $1.712 million, and his 2013 base salary got an even greater hike, from $864,000 to $4.4 million.

Robison, 28, received a $6.5 million signing bonus as part of the deal he signed in March and made only $688,000 in base salary last season. He played 82.7% of the snaps and finished with eight sacks, five additional QB hits and 54 total pressures.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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