The checks were in the mail, and likely received, as NFL players benefitted from the league’s performance-based pay program. Each team received $3.46 million to distribute among players who saw playing time in 2012. The program supplements player compensation based on a comparison of playing time to salary. A “player index” is used to determine each player’s disbursement. The index takes into account the player’s regular-season playing time (total plays on offense, defense and special teams) and his adjusted regular-season compensation (full-season salary, prorated portion of signing bonus and earned incentives).