Monday, September 19, 2011
Jets DE Ropati Pitoitua Signed One-Year Extension
New York Jets defensive lineman Ropati Pitoitua signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract extension earlier this month, a league source confirmed on Sunday.
Pitoitua's $480,000 base salary this season was not changed, but the 6-foot-8, 315-pound defensive end received a $150,000 signing bonus and is scheduled to earn $950,000 in bases salary and a $200,000 workout bonus in 2012.
Pitoitua spent his rookie season on the Jets practice squad, had three tackles in eight games in 2009 and spent 2010 on injured reserve after tearing his Achilles during a preseason game.
The former undrafted free agent out of Washington State was scheduled to be a restricted free agent in 2012.