Seven Vikings could lose $100K or more if offseason workouts canceled
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The NFL's lockout has put offseason workouts in jeopardy.
As ESPN's Adam Schefter pointed out on Thursday afternoon, the work stoppage means players' offseason workout bonuses could be lost, too.
Many players have such bonuses built into their contracts, in part to encourage players to attend a high percentage of the voluntary programs that normally would begin this month.
Some bonuses might be "tolled" until 2012, rather than lost altogether. But in the short-term, it's more money that could be taken out of players' pockets at a time they may need it.
So, who on the Minnesota Vikings' roster stands to lose?
According to salary data obtained by 1500ESPN.com, at least 14 players have 2011 workout bonuses in their contracts, with defensive tackle Kevin Williams' $500,000 bonus topping seven in six-figures. (Data for several recently signed/acquired contracts was not available.)
Here's the list, from largest bonus to smallest:
• DT Kevin Williams ($500,000)
• LT Bryant McKinnie ($250,000)
• WR Bernard Berrian ($100,000)
• FS Madieu Williams ($100,000)
• MLB E.J. Henderson ($100,000)
• TE Visanthe Shiancoe ($100,000)
• RG Anthony Herrera ($100,000)
• LG Steve Hutchinson ($50,000)
• CB Cedric Griffin ($50,000)
• P Chris Kluwe ($50,000)
• TE Jeff Dugan ($50,000)
• WR Percy Harvin ($27,500)
• LS Cullen Loeffler ($20,000)
• RT Phil Loadholt ($2,500)