Barrett Ruud, will receive a bump in pay heading into 2009. Ruud who signed a five year contract with the Buccaneers after being drafted in the second round in 2005 has reached certain escalators set fourth in the language of his contract that entitles him to make roughly $980,000 thousand dollars more. His base salary jumps from $620,000 thousand to $1.6 million. Ruud will have a cap number in 2009 of $2,116,000 million.
In other contract related news former first round pick Carnell ” Cadillac” Williams base salary will be reduced by $500,000 thousand dollars in 2009, from the $2,594,000 million he was scheduled to earn in base salary to $2,094,000 million due to games missed because of injuries. Williams cap number decreases from $4.574 million to $4.074 million