posted on Mar, 14 2004 @ 09:18 AM
The Houston Texans have traded the rights to quarterback Drew Henson to the Dallas Cowboys for a third-round draft choice in the 2005 NFL draft.
Henson and the Cowboys agreed on an eight-year contract that will void to four years with modest playing time. In all eight years of the deal, the
former New York Yankees third baseman will make a guaranteed minimum salary. In 2004, Henson's salary will be $238,000.
Henson, however, is guaranteed at least $3.5 million over the next four years through a roster bonus that will trigger after any season in which he
meets the predetermined playing time level. The Dallas Morning News reports that Henson will receive that bonus and void the last four years of the
deal if he plays just 15 percent of the team's snaps in 2004. Henson's deal also has a $1 million escalator clause. The paper reports that clause will
be triggered if Henson plays 70 percent of the team's snaps in any of his first three seasons.
Henson, 24, has not played a competitive snap of football since starting eight games for the Wolverines in 2000. He completed 61.6 percent of his
attempts for 2,146 yards that season, with 18 touchdown passes and just four interceptions. For his career in Ann Arbor, he completed 214 of 374
passes for 2,946 yards, with 24 touchdown passes and seven interceptions.