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The Boston Globe's Mike Reiss opined this in of his mailbags - "As for the best source for the most complete and accurate salary cap and contract information, I recommend patscap.com. It is put together by a devoted Patriots fan named Miguel. While he acknowledges the numbers aren't 100 percent accurate because they are culled together from various published reports, he is very detailed and the site is unlike any other I've seen."

Last updated on December 6, 2016 8:30 AM EDT

According to my figures the Patriots' 2016 cap commitment is for $152,397,752
with 69 signed players
(53 active, 2 Reserve-PUP, 5 IR, 9-man practice squad and dead money).

I like to credit Brian McFarland @RavensSalaryCap for coming up with the idea of the below table.

2016 New England Patriots Salary Cap Status (as of 12/6/2016)
2016 League Salary Cap$155,270,000
2015 Cap Space Carryover$1,347,882
Adjustments:$3,586,169
Patriots Adjusted Cap:$160,204,051
TOTAL Players Under Contract/PUP/IR (69)$152,397,752
RULE OF 51 - OVER/UNDER SALARY CAP:$7,806,299

My Patriots cap space number of $7,806,299 does not match the NFLPA's number of $7,884,424 because they have not yet accounted for
1.) Nate Solder earned a NLTBE 46-man active roster bonus in the amount of $31,250.
1.) Julian Edelman earned a NLTBE 46-man active roster bonus in the amount of $46,875.

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DISCLAIMERS - My numbers are a snapshot in time. Things will change between the as of date and a future date.

The 25 most recent changes to this page

  1. On December 6 moved Rob Gronkowski to the IR Section.
  2. On November 2 moved Jamie Collins to the dead money section.
  3. On October 6 added Chase Farris.
  4. On October 8 moved Jacoby Brissett to the IR section as well moved Jonathan Cooper to the dead money section.
  5. On October 6 added Chase Farris.
  6. On October 3 removed Clay Harbor.
  7. Added John Hughes
  8. Finally added Eric Rowe
  9. On September 10th explained why the Patriots lost $1 million in cap space due to Scott Chandler receiving the injury protection benefit
  10. Accounted for all of the transactions made through September 3rd.
  11. Moved Nate Washington, Donald Brown, E.J. Biggers, Bryan Stork, and V'Angelo Bentley to the dead money section.
  12. Removed Brock Vereen after his waiver.
  13. On August 4th updated the cap numbers and documentation for Nate Ebner
  14. On July 31st added Bear Pascoe and updated the numbers and documentation for Jon Halapio.
  15. On July 24th added Kyler Kerbyson and Vinnie Sunseri.
  16. On June 16 added Jacoby Brissett
  17. On May 5 added Cyrus Jones, Malcolm Mitchell, Joe Thuney, Devin Lucien, Ted Karras and Kamu Grugier-Hill.
  18. On April 17th removed Eric Martin, Chris Jones and Ishmaa'ily Kitchen. Moved Dominique Easley to the dead money section.
  19. On April 7 added Terrance Knighton.
  20. On March 25th added Shea McClellin.
  21. On March 22nd added the cap numbers and documentation for Chris Long
  22. On March 18th added the cap numbers and documentation for Nate Ebner
  23. On March 15th added the cap numbers and documentation for Chris Hogan and Jonathan Cooper
  24. On March 15th blogged about the Chandler Jones trade
  25. On March 15th blogged about Tom Brady's 2016 extension
  26. On March 10th added the cap numbers and documentation for Tom Brady.
  27. On March 8th added the cap numbers and documentation for LaAdrian Waddle.

Please note that by clicking on the player's name you will be brought to the supporting documentation for his cap figure.

How to Read This Table
First and foremost, please read the player's documentation if you have any questions.
2016 Salary Cap Information
Name Salary - A Green Background means that salary is fully guaranteed Prorated Signing Bonus LTBE Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Total Cap Figure Remaining Guaranteed Money (includes 2016) 2016 Cap Hit if Cut or Traded after June 1, 2016 2016 Cap Savings if Cut or Traded after June 1, 2016 2017 Cap Hit if Cut or Traded after June 1, 2016 2016 Cash Spending
Tom Brady $764,706 $13,000,000 $6,240 $13,770,946 $40,000,000 $13,006,240 $314,706 $27,000,000 $28,770,946
Nate Solder $6,000,000 $4,166,666 $343,750 $37,240 $10,547,656 $14,333,334 $4,203,906 (traded)
$10,241,146 (cut)
$5,675,000 (traded)
(-$325,000) (cut)
$4,166,668 $6,380,990
Dont'a Hightower $7,751,000 $4,875 $7,755,875 $7,751,000 $7,755,875 (Cut)
$4,875 (Traded)
(-$450,000) (Cut)
$7,301,000 (Traded)
$7,755,875
Jabaal Sheard $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $812,500 $5,460 $6,817,960 $2,500,000 $2,505,460 (Cut)
$2,005,4600 (Traded)
$3,862,500 (Cut)
$4,362,500 (Traded)
$4,817,960
Marcus Cannon $3,400,000 $1,066,668 $100,000 $187,500 $6,240 $6,160,408 $13,416,668 $10,693,740
Chris Hogan $1,000,000 $4,500,000 $6,240 $5,506,240 $7,500,000 $7,506,240 -$2,000,000 $5,506,240
Martellus Bennett $5,085,000 $104,485 $5,189,485 $104,485 $4,635,000 $5,185,000
Devin McCourty $760,000 $3,935,000 $437,500 $5,265 $5,137,765 $16,500,000 $3,935,000(Traded)
$4,695,000(Cut)
$11,805,000 $4,942,765
Rob Ninkovich $764,706 $3,700,000 $106,240 $4,570,946 $4,650,000 $3,500,000 $950,000 $3,153,299
Julian Edelman $2,500,000 $1,250,000 $515,625 $256,240 $4,521,865 $2,500,000 $1,506,240 $2,050,000 $1,250,000 $3,137,500
Stephen Gostkowski $2,300,000 $1,500,000 $200,000 $106,240 $4,106,240 $6,500,000 $3,606,240 (cut)
$1,606,240 (traded)
(-$250,000) (cut)
$2,050,000 (traded)
$3,000,000 $2,606,240
Patrick Chung $1,400,000 $1,600,000 $187,500 $4,680 $3,192,180 $4,000,000 $1,604,680 $1,137,500 $2,400,000 $3,992,180
Danny Amendola $1,250,000 $1,416,666 $250,000 $5,460 $2,922,126 $4,083,334 $2,672,126 (-$200,000) $1,416,668 $1,555,460
Alan Branch $1,200,000 $350,000 $400,000 $800,000 $2,750,000 $350,000 $1,150,000 $1,150,000 $2,400,000
Chris Long $1,250,000 $500,000 $625,000 $4,485 $2,379,485 $1,000,000 $1,004,485 $925,000 $2,379,485
Shea McClellin $1,000,000 $833,333 $300,000 $106,045 $2,239,378 $3,500,000 $1,939,045 -$150,000 $1,666,667 $3,906,045
Matthew Slater $1,000,000 $966,668 $100,000 $6,240 $2,072,908 $1,566,668 $972,908 $650,000 $300,000 $1,706,240
Logan Ryan $1,661,000 $140,813 $16,240 $1,818,053 $140,813 $157,053 $1,211,000 $1,677,240
Duron Harmon $1,665,000 $133,400 $12,240 $1,810,640 $133,400 $139,640 $1,215,000 $1,677,240
Malcom Brown $781,056 $949,224 $5,070 $1,735,350 $4,755,840 $2,862,462 -($1,577,112) $1,898,448 $786,126
Ryan Allen $1,000,000 $500,000 $200,000 $6,240 $1,706,240 $2,500,000 $1,506,240 (-$250,000) $1,000,000 $1,206,240
Brandon Bolden $760,000 $150,000 $337,500 $31,240 $1,278,740 $150,000 $281,240 $547,500 $1,128,740
Nate Ebner $825,000 $250,000 $117,188 $1,192,188 $500,000 $256,240 $492,188 $250,000 $1,448,428
Dion Lewis $800,000 $200,000 $87,500 $6,240 $1,093,740 $400,000 $206,240 $437,500 $200,000 $893,740
LaAdrian Waddle $700,000 $125,000 $100,000 $137,500 $30,850 $1,093,350 $250,000 $150,000 $112,500 $125,000 $1,218,350
LeGarrette Blount $760,000 $100,000 $50,000 $75,000 $44,290 $1,029,290 $100,000 $144,290 $435,000 $1,029,290
Jimmy Garoppolo $686,718 $213,436 $56,240 $956,394 $426,872 $269,676 $236,718 $213,436 $742,958
Jordan Richards $603,707 $239,827 $6,240 $849,774 $919,481 $446,067 (-$46,923) $479,654 $609,947
James Develin $675,000 $50,000 $31,240 $756,240 $50,000 $81,240 $225,000 $756,240
Cyrus Jones $450,000 $278,491 $728,491 $1,450,964 $615,491 (-$337,000) $835,473 $1,563,964
James White $600,000 $99,272 $6,240 $705,512 $198,544 $105,512 $150,000 $99,272 $606,240
Barkevious Mingo $675,000 $675,000 $675,000 $675,000 $675,000
Trey Flowers $525,000 $139,733 $6,240 $670,973 $419,199 $145,973 $75,000 $279,466 $531,240
Eric Rowe $656,812 $656,812 $656,812 $656,812 $656,812
Joe Thuney $450,000 $193,357 $643,357 $773,428 $193,357 $580,071 $1,223,428
Shaq Mason $525,000 $110,881 $6,045 $641,926 $332,643 $110,881 $221,762 $531,045
Vincent Valentine $450,000 $161,355 $611,355 $645,420 $161,355 $484,065 $1,095,420
Cameron Fleming $600,000 $6,240 $606,240 $6,240 $606,240
Malcolm Butler $600,000 $4,875 $604,875 $4,875 $604,875
Malcolm Mitchell $450,000 $144,498 $594,498 $577,992 $144,498 $433,494 $1,027,992
Joe Cardona $525,000 $25,000 $37,500 $780 $588,280 $75,000 $25,780 $37,500 $50,000 $563,280
David Andrews $525,000 $5,000 $6,240 $536,240 $10,000 $11,240 $5,000 $531,240
Justin Coleman $525,000 $6,240 $531,240 $6,240 $531,240
Brandon King $525,000 $6,045 $531,045 $6,045 $531,045
Ted Karras $450,000 $25,089 $475,089 $100,356 $25,089 $75,267 $550,356
Elandon Roberts $450,000 $25,089 $475,089 $100,356 $25,089 $75,267 $550,356
Jonathan Jones $450,000 $3,333 $453,333 $35,000 $28,333 $6,667 $460,000
Kyle Van Noy $446,369 $446,369 $446,369
Geneo Grissom $370,588 $370,588 $370,588
Woodrow Hamilton $344,118 $344,118 $344,118
Matt Lengel $238,235 $238,235 $238,235
Darius Kilgo $154,412 $154,412 $154,412
DJ Foster $132,353 $132,353 $132,353
Totals $63,460,780 $41,947,799 $750,000 $10,198,438 $1,066,750 $117,423,767 $147,266,464

Players who will be on Reserve PUP for the entire 2016 season. Their total cap hit is $5,699,749

Name Salary Prorated Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Total Current Cap Hit Remaining Guaranteed Money (includes 2016) 2016 Cap Hit if Cut or Traded after June 1, 2016 2016 Cap Savings if Cut or Traded after June 1, 2016 2017 Cap Hit if Cut or Traded after June 1, 2016 2016 Cash Spending
Sebastian Vollmer $2,250,000 $2,083,334 $875,000 $6,240 $5,214,574 $2,083,334 $2,089,574 $2,675,000 $3,128,240
Tre Jackson $348,000 $130,935 $6,240 $485,175 $392,805 $137,175 $261,870 $427,122

Players who are now on IR. Their total cap hit is $9,638,883

Name Salary Prorated Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Total Current Cap Hit Remaining Guaranteed Money (includes 2016) 2016 Cash Spending
Rob Gronkowski $2,250,000 $3,650,000 $468,750 $256,240 $6,624,990 $9,650,000 $2,756,240
Jonathan Freeny $760,000 $683,333 $262,500 $31,240 $1,737,073 $1,690,000 $2,893,740
Jacoby Brissett $388,059 $170,151 $558,210 $680,604 $1,041,133
Greg Scruggs $363,883 $363,883 $363,883
Michael Williams $348,000 $6,240 $354,240 $354,240


Practice Squad Players ($1,315,800)
Status Player Salary 2016 Cap Hit
Active OG Chris Barker $185,700 $185,700
Active WR DeAndrew White $125,900 $125,900
Active WR Devin Lucien $117,300 $117,300
Active FB Glenn Gronkowski $96,600 $96,600
Active OG Chase Farris $89,700 $89,700
Active RB Tyler Gaffney $80,000 $80,000
Active LB Trevor Reilly $75,900 $75,900
Active OG Jamil Douglas $75,900 $75,900
Active LB Trevor Bates $55,200 $55,200
Signed off Practice Squad RB Bishop Sankey $70,700 $70,700
Released Vinnie Sunseri $48,300 $48,300
Promoted to Active Roster Geneo Grissom $40,700 $40,700
Signed off Practice Squad DT Anthony Johnson $40,000 $40,000
Released Quentin Gause $34,500 $34,500
Released S Shamiel Gary $34,500 $34,500
Promoted to Active Roster Woodrow Hamilton $27,600 $27,600
Released Ian Silberman $27,600 $27,600
Released TE Kennard Backman $13,800 $13,800
Signed off Practice Squad Devin Street $13,800 $13,800
Released Clay DeBord $13,800 $13,800
Released Shaq Evans $13,800 $13,800
Released TE Austin Taylor $13,800 $13,800
Released Mike Hilton $6,900 $6,900
Released Rufus Johnson $6,900 $6,900
Released Da'Ron Brown $6,900 $6,900

Dead money - Players with cap hits and whose prior contracts with the Patriots were terminated or were placed on IR or reached injury settlements with the Patriots before the 2016 regular season

$18,320,040 or 11.4% of the Patriots 2016 adjusted cap is being allocated on the above type players

Status Player Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Offseason Workout Bonus 2016 Cap Hit 2017 Cap Hit
Retired Jerod Mayo $4,400,000 $4,400,000
Waived Dominique Easley $1,083,959 $1,815,836 $2,899,795
Waived Jonathan Cooper $198,529 $1,713,954 $6,240 $1,918,723
Released Scott Chandler $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $2,000,000
Released Clay Harbor $900,000 $200,000 $37,500 $6,240 $1,143,740 $200,000
Released Brandon Lafell $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Traded Jamie Collins $431,936 $278,818 $5,460 $716,214
Released KeShawn Martin $200,000 $300,000 $6,240 $506,240 $300,000
Released Donald Brown $250,000 $50,000 $36,240 $336,240
Released Terrance Knighton $250,000 $75,000 $4,290 $329,290
Waived D.J. Foster $317,647 $1,666 $319,313 $3,334
Traded Josh Kline $250,000 $6,240 $256,240 $250,000
Injured Settlement Frank Kearse $201,412 $30,000 $30,000 $6,240 $267,652
Released (Grievance Filed) E.J. Biggers $145,200 $25,000 $25,000 $6,240 $201,440
Waived Aaron Dobson $218,340 $5,460 $223,800
Waived A.J. Derby $185,294 $28,013 $6,240 $219,547 $56,026
Waived Geneo Grissom $145,487 $16,240 $161,727 $290,974
Waived Cameron Fleming $150,292 $150,292
Released Marcus Kuhn $140,000 $6,240 $146,240
Injured Settlement Kevin Snyder $137,117 $6,240 $143,357
Waived Bryan Stork $119,250 $6,240 $125,490 $119,250
Waived Matthew Wells $107,919 $107,919
Waived Anthony Johnson $92,647 $3,900 $96,547
Released Nate Washington $60,000 $26,045 $86,045
Waived Tyler Gaffney $79,412 $79,412
Injured Settlement Tyler Gaffney $58,764 $6,240 $65,004
Released Anthony Johnson $61,765 $61,765
Released Ramon Humber $25,000 $25,000 $6,240 $56,240
Waived Zach Moore $51,100 $51,100
Released John Hughes $44,706 $44,706
Waived Xzavier Dickson $39,588 $39,588
Released Travaris Cadet $32,500 $32,500
Waived Kamu Grugier-Hill $25,089 $25,089 $75,267
Waived Devin Lucien $21,353 $21,353 $64,059
Waived Darryl Roberts $13,556 $6,240 $19,796 $27,112
Waived Stephen Scheu $10,000 $5,000 $15,000 $10,000
Waived V'Angelo Bentley $7,500 $3,333 $10,833 $6,667
Waived Chris Harper $10,000 $10,000
Waived C.J. Johnson $5,000 $5,000 $10,000
Roster Bonus Grievance Settled Garrett Gilbert $9,000 $9,000
Waived Chris Barker $6,240 $6,240
Waived DeAndre Carter $6,240 $6,240
Waived Chris Harper $6,240 $6,240
Waived Brock Vereen $6,240 $6,240
Waived Joe Vellano $6,240 $6,240
Waived Cedric Thompson $6,240 $6,240
Waived Keavon Milton $6,240 $6,240
Waived Rufus Johnson $6,045 $6,045
Waived Woodrow Hamilton $5,000 $833 $5,833 $1,667
Released Christian Yount $5,460 $5,460
Waived Joey Iosefa $5,460 $5,460
Waived Jimmy Jean $3,334 $3,334
Waived Cre'von LeBlanc $3,333 $3,333 $6,667
Waived Brandon King $2,000 $2,000
Waived Vince Taylor $1,667 $1,667
Traded Jon Bostic $1,560 $1,560
Waived Rashaan Melvin $1,560 $1,560
Waived Tony Steward $1,560 $1,560
Waived James Vaughters $1,560 $1,560
Waived Bryce Williams $833 $833 $1,667
Grievance Settled Jimmay Mundine ($71,082 credit) ($71,082 credit)

NFL Minimum Salary Levels for the 2016 season

Rookie $450,000
1 Credited Season $525,000
2 Credited Seasons $600,000
3 Credited Seasons $675,000
4 to 6 Credited Seasons $760,000 *
7 to 9 Credited Seasons $885,000 *
10+ Credited Seasons $985,000 *

*All salaries for players with four or more years of experience AND who sign contracts that qualify for veteran's exemption will only count $600,000 (the minimum salary of a player with two credited seasons) against teams' salary caps.

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