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As it turns out, the Raiders essentially are committing to Schaub as the starter for just one season.
Originally scheduled to earn $11 million in 2014, Schaub will now collect a $4.5 million fully guaranteed salary and a $3.5 million signing bonus to be paid on March 31, according to NFLPA documents obtained by CSN Bay Area. The deal also calls for $3 million in unlikely to be earned incentives.
The key takeaway from the new agreement, though, is Schaub's $5.5 million non-guaranteed salary for 2015.
If the 32-year-old doesn't bounce back from a disappointing 2013 season, the Raiders can release him without penalty.
The reality is the Raiders can painlessly pull the plug in favor of a promising draft pick as soon as October or November.