<strong>July 29, 2005</strong>
Source: <a href="http://www.nflplayers.com/Default.aspx">NFL Players Association</a>
In high demand
Holdout Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, who received a $7,000 signing bonus as a rookie free agent in 2003, wants a deal that puts him in the neighborhood of the highest-paid players at his position. The NFL's highest-paid tight ends in terms of guaranteed money:
NAME, TEAM | BONUS MONEY
Todd Heap, Ravens | $11 mil.
$4M signing bonus; $7M roster bonus
Kellen Winslow II, Browns | $10.4 mil.
$6M signing bonus; $4.4M option bonus
Tony Gonzalez, Chiefs | $10 mil.
$6M signing bonus; $4M option bonus