Original story| ESPN
March 15, 2016
By Mike Reiss
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Cornerback Malcolm Butler earned an additional $319,282.65 for the 2015 season as part of the NFL’s performance-based-pay program, which represents the highest total among New England Patriots players.
Butler’s base salary was $510,000 last season. Performance-based pay comes from a fund that supplements salaries of players whose playing time is disproportionate to their salary.
Butler played 98.8 percent of the Patriots’ defensive snaps during the regular season.
Rookie center David Andrews, who played 68.5 percent of the team’s offensive snaps in the regular season, was next on the Patriots’ performance-based-pay list at $237,427.11.