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Last updated on September 4, 2015 10:25 PM EDT

As of September 4th the Patriots have a total of $124,836,879 in total cap commitments using the Top 51 rule. The $124,836,879 is devoted to 78 signed players (66 active, 2 PUP and 10 on Injured Reserve). The Patriots have $14,194,878 in dead money. The Patriots have $196,279 on IR. $124,836,879 + $14,194,878+$196,279= $139,228,036. The 2015 League cap is $143,280,000. The Patriots 2015 adjusted cap number is $144,578,084. $143,280,000 (League Cap) + $5,258,054 (2014 Ending Cap Space + $1,184,000 Aaron Hernandez salary grievance credit - $5,143,970 (LTBE/NLTBE adjustment) = $144,578,084. For more on the Aaron Hernandez credit please review this blog post. $144,578,084 - $139,238,036= $5,350,048 in cap space. My numbers do not match the NFLPA's of $6,913,894 The $1,892,721 difference can mostly be explained by the fact that the NFLPA's numbers do not yet include Reggie Wayne's and I do. Please also note that the Patriots will receive a $44,118 credit Week 1 when LeGarrette Blount's suspension kicks in on September 10th. Please also note that the salaries of Tyler Gaffney ($318,000), A.J. Derby ($318,000), Kevin Hughes ($333,000), Brian Tyms ($348,000), Josh Boyce ($333,000), Jonathan Krause ($318,000), and Darryl Roberts ($318,000), will start to against the cap on September 10th.

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

2015 Rule of 51 New England Patriots Salary Cap Status (as of 9/4/2015)
2015 League Salary Cap$143,280,000
2014 Cap Space Carryover$5,258,054
Aaron Hernandez credit$1,184,000
Adjustments:-$5,143,970
Adjusted Cap:$144,578,084
TOTAL Players Under Contract/PUP/IR (78)$156,503,096
TOTAL TEAM CAP - Rule of 51:$139,228,036
RULE OF 51 - OVER/UNDER SALARY CAP:$5,350,048

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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 July 29th added the cap numbers and documentation for Tarell Brown.
  2. On July 28th updated Ryan Allen
  3. Moved Brandon Spikes to the dead money section since he was released by the Patriots on June 8th.
  4. On June 8th created a blog post that lists the 2015 Patriots dead money
  5. On June 7th created a blog post that clarifies a misconception about Malcolm Butler' contract
  6. On May 31st added the cap numbers and documentation for Dane Fletcher and Zach D'Orazio
  7. On May 30th updated my blog post that looks at the Patriots offseason. It lists all offseason additions, subtractions, and salary cap allocations by age, position, and unit.
  8. On May 13th added the cap numbers and documentation for Fred Davis
  9. On May 6th created a blog post that looks at the possible salary cap ramifications of La'el Collins signing with the Patriots
  10. On May 3rd updated my a blog post that attempts to explain the rookie salary cap and its impact on the Patiots 2015 salary cap.
  11. On April 28th updated my blog post that customizes the NFL calendar for New England Patriots by adding to it the regular season games.
  12. On April 22nd created a blog post that details the salary cap ramifications of Jerod Mayo's restructure
  13. On March 22nd added the cap numbers and documentation for Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain.
  14. On March 21st updated the cap numbers and documentation for Rob Ninkovich after his restructure.
  15. On March 16th added Alan Branch I provide an in-depth breakdown of Alan Branch's contract in this blog post of mine
  16. On March 14th added Jabaal Sheard, Jonathan Freeny, Kevin Dorsey, Brandon Gibson, and Chimdi Chekwa. Updated Chris White, LeGarrette Blount, and Michael Hoomanawanui
  17. On March 11th created a a blog post that attempts to make sense of the Darrelle Revis departure.
  18. On March 10th updated the cap numbers and documentation for Brandon Browner
  19. On March 9th updated the cap numbers and documentation for Darrelle Revis
  20. On March 9th added Devin McCourty.
  21. On March 5th updated the cap numbers and documentation for Vince Wilfork
  22. On March 4th updated my blog post that examines the impact of the 89% cash spending floor on the Patriots
  23. On February 21st started to include my total cap commitment number for the Patriots offseason workout bonus. Players earn $195 per day. 36 workouts times 80 players times $195 = $561,600.
  24. On February 3rd created a blog post that tracks the New England Patriots Incentives after the Super Bowl
  25. On January 23rd updated my blog post that reports that New England Patriots recently received a $1,184,000 salary cap credit for Aaron Hernandez.

Please note that by clicking on the player's name you will be brought to the supporting documentation for his cap figure.The cap savings column is a net savings after the rule of 51 is applied. When a player in the Top 51 is cut, his spot is taken up by another player. Example - player has a 2015 cap hit of $1,000,000 which is all salary. He is released. A player with a $510,000 salary takes his place. Net savings - $490,000. The Rule of 51 also works when a player is added to the roster. Example - Patriots sign a UFA who has a 2015 cap cap of $2,000,000. His net cap cost to the Patriots is $1,490,000 as he will displace a player with a $510,000 salary from the Top 51 list.

How to Read This Table

First and foremost, please read the player's documentation if you have any questions. When I don't know the date when a roster bonus is due I presume it to have been due on March 12, 2015.

2015 Salary Cap Information

Name Signed Through Salary Prorated Signing Bonus LTBE Roster Bonus Weight Bonus
Reporting Bonus
Workout Bonus Total Cap Figure Remaining Guaranteed Money (includes 2015) 2015 Cap Hit if Cut or Traded after June 1, 2015 2015 Cap Savings if Cut or Traded after June 1, 2015 2016 Cap Hit if Cut or Traded after June 1, 2015 2016 Cap Savings if Cut or Traded after June 1, 2015 2015 Cash Spending
Tom Brady 2017 $8,000,000 $6,000,000 $14,000,000 $18,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,415,000 $12,000,000 $2,475,000 $8,000,000
Rob Gronkowski 2019 $4,750,000 $5,650,000 $250,000 $10,650,000 $10,300,000 $10,650,000 -$585,000 $1,650,000 $3,415,000 $15,000,000
Nate Solder 2015 $7,438,000 $7,438,000 $7,438,000 $7,438,000 (Cut)
$0 (Traded)
-$585,000 (Cut)
$6,853,000 (traded)
$7,438,000
Sebastian Vollmer 2016 $2,250,000 $2,083,333 $750,000 $1,937,500 $7,020,833 $4,166,667 $3,083,333 $3,352,500 $2,083,334 $5,000,000 $4,937,500
Jerod Mayo 2017 $1,500,000 $4,600,000 $6,100,000 $10,500,000 $6,100,000 -$585,000 $4,400,000 $6,475,000 $6,687,500
Devin McCourty 2019 $2,500,000 $3,000,000 $500,000 $6,000,000 $22,000,000 $10,000,000 -$4,585,000 $12,000,000 -$4,000,000 $18,000,000
Rob Ninkovich 2016 $1,500,000 $2,750,000 $400,000 $100,000 $4,750,000 $5,500,000 $2,850,000 $1,315,000 $2,750,000 $2,000,000 $5,000,000
Julian Edelman 2017 $2,250,000 $1,250,000 $500,000 $656,250 $4,656,250 $5,750,000 $3,250,000 if cut
$1,250,000 if traded
$571,250,000 if cut
$2,571,250 if traded
$2,500,000 $1,703,125 $3,406,250
Stephen Gostkowski 2018 $1,800,000 $1,500,000 $200,000 $100,000 $3,600,000 $10,100,000 $5,600,000 -$2,685,000 $4,500,000 -$825,000 $8,100,000
Jabaal Sheard 2016 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 $3,000,000 $415,000 $2,000,000 $5,000,000 $6,000,000
Brandon Lafell 2016 $1,800,000 $1,000,000 $300,000 $400,000 $3,500,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,915,000 $1,000,000 $3,100,000 $2,500,000
Danny Amendola 2017 $1,250,000 $1,366,666 $500,000 $3,116,666 $4,100,000 $1,366,666 $1,165,000 $2,733,334 $4,133,332 $1,750,000
Marcus Cannon 2016 $1,200,000 $1,066,666 $250,000 $100,000 $2,616,666 $2,133,334 $1,166,666 $865,000 $1,066,668 $3,750,000 $1,550,000
Chandler Jones 2015 $1,504,568 $1,096,091 $2,600,659 $1,848,375 $1,848,375 $167,284 $7,799,000 $1,504,568
Reggie Wayne 2015 $1,100,000 $450,000 $250,000 $703,125 $2,503,125 $450,000 $450,000 $1,468,125 $2,503,125
Don'ta Hightower 2015 $1,443,273 $1,014,364 $2,457,637 $1,014,364 $1,014,364 $858,273 $7,751,000 $1,443,273
Ryan Wendell 2015 $1,000,000 $425,000 $800,000 $175,000 $2,400,000 $425,000 $425,000 $1,390,000 $1,975,000
Scott Chandler 2016 $1,200,000 $1,000,000 $50,000 $2,250,000 $2,000,000 $1,050,000 $615,000 $1,000,000 $1,525,000 $3,250,000
Alan Branch 2016 $1,200,000 $350,000 $200,000 $400,000 $2,150,000 $700,000 $750,000 $815,000 $350,000 $1,675,000 $2,500,000
Bradley Fletcher 2015 $800,000 $300,000 $650,000 $281,250 $100,000 $2,131,250 $550,000 $550,000 $896,250 (Cut)
$1,146,250 (Traded)
$650,000 (Cut)
$400,000 (Traded)
$2,131,250
Patrick Chung 2016 $1,000,000 $800,000 $200,000 $2,000,000 $3,400,000 $1,800,000 (Cut)
$800,000 (Traded)
$1,910,000 if cut $1,800,000 (Cut)
$800,000 (Traded)
$1,600,000 $3,600,000
Tarell Brown 2015 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Matthew Slater 2016 $1,000,000 $666,666 $100,000 $1,766,666 $2,333,334 $2,333,334 (Cut)
$1,333,334 (Traded)
-$1,076,668 if cut $1,666,666 (Cut)
$666,666 (Traded)
$666,668 $1,100,000
Dominique Easley 2016 $751,980 $907,918 $1,659,898 $4,559,693 $4,559,693 (Cut)
$1,815,836 (Traded)
-$3,409,795
-$665,938 (traded)
$2,743,857 (Cut)
$907,918 (traded)
$1,815,836 $751,980
Michael Hoomanawanui 2015 $800,000 $180,000 $200,000 $400,000 $1,580,000 $180,000 $480,000 $515,000 $1,400,000
Malcom Brown 2018 $435,000 $949,224 $1,374,224 $6,114,008 $6,229,008 -($4,337,672) $4,330,560 -($3,200,280) $1,898,448 $4,231,986
Tavon Wilson 2015 $965,166 $376,891 $1,342,057 $376,891 $376,891 $380,166 $965,166
Robert McClain 2015 $800,000 $150,000 $240,000 $50,000 $1,240,000 $150,000 $200,000 $505,000 $1,240,000
Ryan Allen 2015 $585,000 $500,500 $1,085,500 $3,000,500 $1,500,500 -($1,000,000) (Cut) $1,500,000 -($1,825,000) $2,585,000
Brandon Bolden 2016 $660,000 $150,000 $200,000 $25,000 $1,035,000 $300,000 $175,000 $275,000 $150,000 $610,000 $1,185,000
Jamie Collins 2016 $746,910 $278,818 $1,025,728 $557,636 $278,818 $161,910 $278,818 $392,865 $746,910
Jonathan Freeny 2015 $850,000 $150,000 $1,000,000 $150,000 $150,000 $265,000 $1,000,000
LeGarrette Blount 2015 $750,000 $200,000 $50,000 $1,000,000 $100,000 $265,000 $1,000,000
Aaron Dobson 2016 $716,670 $218,340 $935,010 $436,680 $218,240 $131,670 $206,670 $347,505 $716,670
Jimmy Garoppolo 2017 $578,359 $213,436 $791,795 $890,308 $890,308 (Cut)
$640,308 (Traded)
-$121,564 (Cut)
-$6,641 (Traded)
$213,436 -$1,718 $578,359
Logan Ryan 2016 $585,000 $140,813 $20,000 $745,813 $281,626 $160,813 $140,813 $1,160,000 $605,000
Travaris Cadet 2016 $660,000 $32,500 $50,000 $742,500 $65,000 $32,500 $125,000 $32,500 $408,750 $775,000
Duron Harmon 2016 $585,000 $133,400 $6,000 $724,400 $266,800 $139,400 $133,400 $150,000 $591,000
Nate Ebner 2015 $660,000 $24,150 $684,150 $24,150 $24,150 $75,000 $660,000
Jordan Richards 2018 $435,000 $239,827 $674,827 $1,159,008 $439,527 -$349,700 $719,481 -$400,947 $1,394,308
Dane Fletcher 2015 $585,000 $20,000 $60,000 $665,000 $20,000 $20,000 $825,000
Sealver Siliga 2015 $660,000 $660,000 $75,000 $660,000
Ryan Lindley 2015 $660,000 $660,000 $75,000 $660,000
Bryan Stork 2017 $510,000 $119,250 $629,250 $357,750 $119,250 $238,500 -$44,250 $510,000
James White 2017 $510,000 $99,272 $609,272 $297,816 $99,272 $198,544 -$24,272 $510,000
Antonio Johnson 2015 $745,000 $10,000 $595,000 $10,000 $755,000
Eric Martin 2015 $585,000 $10,000 $595,000 $10,000 $595,000
Cameron Fleming 2017 $510,000 $75,146 $585,146 $225,438 $75,146 $150,292 -$146 $510,000
Chris Jones 2016 $585,000 $585,000 $585,000
Darius Fleming 2015 $585,000 $585,000 $585,000
Dion Lewis 2015 $585,000 $585,000 $585,000
Josh Kline 2015 $585,000 $585,000 $585,000
Geneo Grissom 2018 $435,000 $145,487 $580,487 $581,948 $145,487 $436,461 $244,026
Trey Flowers 2018 $435,000 $139,733 $574,733 $558,932 $139,733 $392,805 $263,130
Tre' Jackson 2018 $435,000 $130,935 $560,935 $523,740 $130,935 $392,805 $263,130
Totals $84,734,926
Only Top 51 - $65,969,926
$43,945,275 $3,800,000 $7,967,500 $500,000 $1,362,600 $123,585,301 $151,083,883
How to Read This Table
First and foremost, please read the player's documentation if you have any questions. When I don't know the date when a roster bonus is due I presume it to have been due on March 10, 2015.
All of the below players are NOT currently among the Top 51 list, therefore their salaries do NOT count against the cap at this present moment and their current cap figures only include roster bonuses(if any), prorated portion of their signing bonus, LTBE incentives, and offseason workout bonus. For example, Jonas Gray's $510,000 salary currently does not count against the 2015 cap because right now since he is not among the Top 51 highest paid players.
Name Signed Thru Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Roster Bonus (Cardona) Total Current Cap Figure 9/5 Cap Figure if Player Makes Team Remaining Guaranteed Money 2015 Cap Hit if Cut 2016 Cap Hit if Cut
Shaq Mason 2018 $435,000 $110,881 $110,881 $545,881 $443,524 $110,881 $332,643
Zach Moore 2017 $510,000 $25,550 $25,550 $535,550 $76,650 $76,650 $51,100
Malcolm Butler 2015 $510,000 $510,000
Jonas Gray 2015 $510,000 $510,000
Caylin Hauptmann 2015 $510,000 $510,000
Asante Cleveland 2015 $510,000 $510,000
Joe Cardona 2015 $435,000 $25,000 $17,500 $42,500 $477,500 $100,000 $25,000 $75,000
Darryl Roberts 2018 $435,000 $13,556 $13,556 $448,556 $54,224 $13,556 $40,668
Xzavier Dickson 2018 $435,000 $13,196 $13,196 $448,196 $52,784 $13,196 $39,588
Chris Harper 2017 $435,000 $5,000 $5,000 $440,000 $5,000 $10,000
David Andrews 2017 $435,000 $5,000 $5,000 $440,000 $5,000 $10,000
Brandon King 2017 $435,000 $1,000 $1,000 $435,000 $1,000 $2,000
Rufus Johnson 2015 $435,000 $435,000
Daxton Swanson 2015 $435,000 $435,000
Justin Coleman 2015 $435,000 $435,000
Players with cap hits but never played a 2015 regular season game for the Pats or were placed on IR or the non-football-injury reserve list before the 2015 regular season
$14,164,211 or 9.80% of the Patriots adjusted cap is being allocated on the above type players.
Status Player Salary Signing Bonus Offseason Workout Bonus 2015 Cap Hit 2016 Cap Hit
2015 Option Declined Darrelle Revis $5,000,000 $5,000,000
Traded Logan Mankins $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Released Kyle Arrington $3,250,000 $3,250,000
2015 Option Declined Vince Wilfork $866,667 $866,667
Injury Reserve Brandon Gibson $585,000 $40,000 $46,240 $671,240
Injury Reserve James Develin $660,000 $6,240 $666,240
Injury Reserve Jake Bequette $585,000 $6,240 $591,240
Injury Reserve Brian Tyms $348,000 $21,240 $369,240
Injury Reserve Josh Boyce $333,000 $21,240 $354,240
Injury Reserve A.J. Derby $318,000 $28,013 $346,013 $478,013
Injury Reserve Kevin Hughes $333,000 $333,000
Injury Reserve Jonathan Krause $318,000 $10,000 $6,240 $334,240
Injury Reserve Tyler Gaffney $318,000 $318,000 $450,000
Waived Josh Boyce $238,500 $238,500
Injury Settlement Armon Armstead $143,222 $143,222
Waived Jake Bequette $134,950 $134,950
Waived Jon Halapio $92,325 $92,325
Waived Jemea Thomas $69,384 $69,384
Waived Chimdi Chekwa $50,000 $50,000
Released Chris White $50,000 $50,000
Waived Jeremy Gallon $35,694 $35,694
Traded Matthew Wells $35,973 $35,973 $107,919
Waived Michael Buchanan $26,806 $26,806
Released Brandon Spikes $25,000 $25,000
Waived Michael Buchanan $26,806 $26,806
Waived Steve Beauharnais $23,796 $23,796
Waived Alfonzo Dennard $14,462 $14,462
Waived Cameron Gordon $10,000 $10,000
Waived Garrett Gilbert $10,000 $10,000
Waived Jimmy Jean $5,000 $1,666 $6,666 $3,334
Traded Jordan Devey $6,240 $6,240
Waived Derek Gardner $5,000 $5,000
Released Dekoda Watson $3,510 $3,510
Waived Stephen Houston $5,000 $5,000
Waived Roy Finch $3,334 $3,334
Waived Shamiel Gary $3,334 $3,334
Waived Travis Hawkins $3,334 $3,334
Waived Justin Jones $3,334 $3,334
Waived Asa Watson $2,000 $2,000
Waived Mark Harrison $1,000 $1,000
Waived Kenbrell Thompkins $834 $834

NFL Minimum Salary Levels for the 2015 season

Rookie - $435,000
1 Credited Season - $510,000
2 Credited Seasons - $585,000
3 Credited Seasons - $660,000
4 to 6 Credited Seasons - $745,000 *
7 to 9 Credited Seasons - $870,000 *
10+ Credited Seasons - $970,000 *

*All salaries for players with four or more years of experience AND who sign contracts that qualify for veteran's exemption will only count $555,000 (the minimum salary of a player with two credited seasons) against teams' salary caps.

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