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Last updated on February 7, 2016 10:35 AM EDT

According to my figures the Patriots' 2016 cap commitment is for $152,894,971 with 64 signed players.

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

2016 Rule of 51 New England Patriots Salary Cap Status (as of 2/7/2016)
Projected 2016 League Salary Cap$154,000,000
2015 Cap Space Carryover$1,347,882
Projected Adjustments:$3,188,125
Projected Patriots Adjusted Cap:$158,536,007
TOTAL Players Under Contract/PUP/IR (64)$152,942,971
RULE OF 51 - OVER/UNDER SALARY CAP:$5,593,036

The below picture shows the 2015 Patriots who are scheduled to be free agents 4PM March 9th unless tendered, extended, or tagged before then


2016 Patriots free agents

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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 February 7th updated the cap numbers and documentation for Logan Ryan, Duron Harmon and Chris Jones
  2. On February 4th predicted the contracts of the 2016 Patriots free agents.
  3. On January 29th created an offseason plan for the New England Patriots.
  4. On January 28th lists the decisions that the Patriots have to make right around the start of the 2016 League Year (March 9th)..
  5. On January 26th added the 9 futures contract players.
  6. On January 17th updated the cap numbers and documentation for KeShawn Martin
  7. On January 12th updated the cap numbers and documentation for Duron Harmon
  8. On January 9th blogged part 2 of my 2016 Patriots salary cap preview. This second part focuses on the players on the offensive side of the ball and the special teamers.
  9. On January 9th examined the salary cap consequences of trading for the Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson
  10. On January 6th blogged part 1 of my 2016 salary cap preview
  11. On January 4th customized the NFL calendar for the New England Patriots
  12. On January 3rd blogged about the Patriots incentives
  13. On September 24th added Jonathan Freeny
  14. On July 28th added Ryan Allen
  15. On July 17th added Stephen Gostkowski.
  16. On May 4th added Chris Harper and Devin Gardner
  17. On April 29th updated the cap numbers and documentation for Jerod Mayo
  18. On April 12th added Don'ta Hightower and Chandler Jones
  19. On March 14th added Jabaal Sheard. Updated Rob Ninkovich
  20. On March 10th updated the cap numbers and documentation for Brandon Browner
  21. On March 9th added Devin McCourty.
  22. On March 5 removed Vince Wilfork
  23. On November 26 added Matthew Slater
  24. On August 26th removed Logan Mankins.
  25. On July 29th added the cap numbers and documentation for Tyler Gaffney

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. When I don't know the date when a roster bonus is due I presume it to have been due on March 9, 2016.
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 before June 2, 2016 2016 Cap Savings if Cut or Traded before June 2, 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 $9,000,000 $6,000,000 $15,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $3,000,000 $6,000,000 $9,000,000 $6,000,000 $9,000,000
Jerod Mayo $3,250,000 $3,400,000 $4,500,000 $250,000 $11,400,000 $4,400,000 $4,400,000 $6,400,000 $7,650,000 $2,650,000 $1,000,000 $8,000,000
Nate Solder $6,000,000 $4,166,666 $125,000 $31,000 $10,322,666 $14,333,334 $8,333,334 (traded)
$14,333,334 (cut)
$1,464,332 (traded)
(-$4,010,668) (cut)
$4,197,666 (traded)
$10,197,666 (cut)
$5,400,000 (traded)
(-$475,000) (cut)
$4,166,668 $6,156,000
Devin McCourty $4,500,000 $3,000,000 $437,500 $7,937,500 $16,500,000 $12,000,000 (Traded)
$16,500,000 (Cut)
(-$4,525,000) (Traded)
(-$9,025,000) (cut)
$3,000,000 (Traded)
$9,000,000 (Cut)
$4,400,000 (Traded) (-$100,000) (Cut) $4,968,750
Chandler Jones $7,799,000 7,799,000 $7,799,000 $7,799,000 (Cut)
$0 (Traded)
(-$600,000) (Cut)
$7,199,000 (Traded)
$7,799,000
Dont'a Hightower $7,751,000 7,751,000 $7,751,000 $7,751,000 (Cut)
$0 (Traded)
(-$600,000) (Cut)
$7,151,000 (Traded)
$7,751,000
Danny Amendola $5,000,000 $1,366,666 $437,500 $6,804,166 $2,733,334 $2,733,334 $3,545,832 $1,366,666 $3,962,500 $1,366,668 $5,437,500
Jabaal Sheard $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $812,500 $6,812,500 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $4,812,500 $2,000,000 $4,812,500 $4,812,500
Rob Gronkowski $2,250,000 $3,650,000 $468,750 $250,000 $6,618,750 $9,650,000 $9,650,000 -$3,000,000 $3,900,000 $2,500,000 $6,000,000 $2,968,750
Sebastian Vollmer $2,250,000 $2,083,334 $875,000 $5,208,834 $2,083,334 $2,083,334 $2,525,000 $2,083,334 $2,525,000 $3,125,000
Marcus Cannon $3,400,000 $1,066,668 $100,000 $187,500 $4,754,168 $1,066,668 $1,066,668 $3,250,000 $1,166,668 $3,250,000 $3,687,500
Rob Ninkovich $1,500,000 $2,750,000 $400,000 $100,000 $4,750,000 $2,750,000 $2,750,000 $1,475,000 $2,850,000 $1,300,000 $2,000,000
Julian Edelman $2,500,000 $1,250,000 $421,875 $250,000 $4,421,875 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $1,396,875 $1,500,000 $2,921,875 $1,250,000 $3,171,875
Stephen Gostkowski $2,300,000 $1,500,000 $200,000 $100,000 $4,100,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 (cut)
$4,500,000 (traded)
-$925,000 (traded)
-$2,925,000 (cut)
$3,600,000 (cut)
$1,600,000 (traded)
$0 (cut)
$1,900,000 (traded)
$3,000,000 $2,600,000
Brandon Lafell $2,400,000 $1,000,000 $275,000 $3,675,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $2,500,000 $1,000,000 $2,575,000 $2,675,000
Patrick Chung $1,400,000 $800,000 $900,000 $187,500 $3,287,500 $1,600,000 $1,600,000 $1,575,000 $800,000 $2,375,000 $800,000 $2,487,500
Scott Chandler $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $50,000 $3,050,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,525,000 $1,050,000 $1,400,000 $2,000,000
Alan Branch $1,200,000 $350,000 $400,000 $800,000 $2,750,000 $350,000 $350,000 $1,800,000 $1,200,000 $850,000 $2,400,000
Josh Kline $950,000 $250,000 $800,000 $175,000 $2,175,000 $500,000 $500,000 $1,562,500 $250,000 $1,562,500 $250,000 $1,925,000
Dominique Easley $1,083,959 $907,918 $1,991,877 $3,607,761 $3,607,761 (Cut)
$1,815,836 (Traded)
-$1,615,885
$176,040 (traded)
$2,699,845 (Cut)
$907,918 (traded)
-$707,969
$1,083,958 (traded)
$907,918 $1,083,958
Logan Ryan $1,686,000 $140,813 $10,000 $1,836,813 $140,813 $140,813 $1,096,000 $140,813 $1,096,000 $1,696,000
Duron Harmon $1,690,000 $133,400 $6,000 $1,829,400 $133,400 $133,400 $1,096,000 $133,400 $1,096,000 $1,696,000
Matthew Slater $1,000,000 $666,668 $100,000 $1,766,668 $666,668 $666,668 $141,668 $666,668 $141,668 $1,100,000
Malcom Brown $781,056 $949,224 $1,730,280 $6,229,008 $6,229,008 -($4,337,672) $4,330,560 -($3,200,280) $1,898,448 $781,056
Ryan Allen $1,000,000 $500,000 $200,000 $1,700,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 -($1,825,000) $500,000 -($400,000) $1,000,000 $1,200,000
Chris Jones $1,696,000 $1,696,000 $1,096,000 $1,096,000 $1,696,000
Jonathan Freeny $1,000,000 $250,000 $203,125 $1,453,125 $250,000 $250,000 $650,000 $250,000 $650,000 $1,203,125
Brandon Bolden $760,000 $150,000 $328,125 $25,000 $1,263,125 $150,000 $150,000 $660,000 $175,000 $510,000 $1,113,125
KeShawn Martin $850,000 $300,000 $112,500 $25,000 $1,287,500 $600,000 $600,000 $627,500 $300,000 $650,000 $962,500 $1,587,500
Jamie Collins $917,865 $278,818 $1,196,683 $278,818 $278,818 $917,865 $278,818 $917,865 $917,865
Aaron Dobson $872,505 $218,340 $1,090,845 $218,340 $218,340 $872,505 $218,340 $872,505 $872,505
Dion Lewis $800,000 $200,000 $87,500 $1,087,500 $400,000 $400,000 $687,500 $200,000 $687,500 $200,000 $887,500
Jimmy Garoppolo $686,718 $213,436 $50,000 $950,154 $426,872 $426,872 $523,282 $213,436 $736,718 $213,436 $736,718
Jon Bostic $842,381 $100,000 $942,381 $426,872 $426,872 $523,282 $213,436 $736,718 $213,436 $736,718
Jordan Richards $603,707 $239,827 $843,534 $919,481 $919,481 -($524,053) $439,827 -($120,346) $479,654 $603,707
Leonard Johnson $760,000 $760,000 $160,000 $160,000 $760,000
Ishmaa'ily Kitchen $760,000 $760,000 $160,000 $160,000 $760,000
Bryan Stork $600,000 $119,250 $719,250 $238,500 $238,500 $500,728 $119,250 $600,000 $119,250 $600,000
James White $600,000 $99,272 $699,772 $198,554 $198,554 $500,728 $99,272 $600,000 $99,272 $600,000
Geneo Grissom $525,000 $145,487 $10,000 $680,487 $436,461 $436,461 -$145,487 $155,487 $290,974 $535,000
Eric Martin $675,000 $675,000 $75,000 $75,000 $675,000
Darius Fleming $675,000 $675,000 $75,000 $75,000 $675,000
Rashaan Melvin $675,000 $675,000 $75,000 $75,000 $675,000
Trey Flowers $525,000 $139,733 $664,733 $419,199 $419,199 -$279,466 $139,733 $279,466 $525,000
Tre' Jackson $525,000 $130,935 $655,935 $392,805 $392,805 -$261,870 $130,935 $261,870 $525,000
Shaq Mason $525,000 $110,881 $635,881 $332,643 $332,643 -$221,762 $110,881 $221,762 $525,000
Malcolm Butler $600,000 $600,000 $600,000 $600,000 $600,000
Brock Vereen $600,000 $600,000 $600,000 $600,000 $600,000
Tyler Gaffney $600,000 $600,000 $600,000 $600,000 $600,000
Joe Vellano $600,000 $600,000 $600,000 $600,000 $600,000
Dane Fletcher $760,000 $600,000 $75,000 $75,000 $760,000
Totals $94,799,191
Only Top 51 - $93,879,191
$41,298,905 $2,825,000 $11,159,375 $1,803,600 $151,364,471 $110,967,166

Players whose cap hits are not among the 51 highest on the team. Therefore, their salaries will not count against the salary cap until September

Name Salary Prorated Signing Bonus LTBE Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Total Cap Figure Remaining Guaranteed Money (includes 2016) 2016 Cap Hit if Cut or Traded before June 2, 2016 2016 Cap Savings if Cut or Traded before June 2, 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
Joe Cardona $525,000 $25,000 $37,500 $62,500 $75,000 $75,000 -$50,000 $25,000 $50,000 $562,500
David Andrews $525,000 $5,000 $30,000 $10,000 $10,000 $5,000 $5,000 $525,000
Michael Williams $525,000 $525,000
Chris Harper $525,000 $525,000
Chris Barker $525,000 $525,000
Keavon Milton $525,000 $525,000
A.J. Derby $450,000 $28,013 $28,013 $84,039 $84,039 -$56,026 $28,013 $56,026 $450,000
Darryl Roberts $450,000 $13,556 $13,556 $40,668 $40,668 -$27,112 $13,556 $27,112 $450,000
Kevin Snyder $450,000 $450,000
Joey Iosefa $450,000 $450,000
DeAndre Carter $450,000 $450,000
James Vaughters $450,000 $450,000
Cedric Thompson $450,000 $450,000

Dead money - Players with cap hits but never played a 2016 regular season game for the Pats or were placed on IR or the non-football-injury reserve list before the 2015 regular season

$398,400 is being allocated on the above type players

Status Player Salary Signing Bonus Offseason Workout Bonus 2016 Cap Hit 2017 Cap Hit
Waived Cameron Fleming $150,292 $150,292
Waived Matthew Wells $107,919 $107,919
Waived Zach Moore $51,100 $51,100
Waived Xzavier Dickson $39,558 $39,558
Released Travaris Cadet $32,500 $32,500
Waived Chris Harper $10,000 $10,000
Waived Jimmy Jean $3,334 $3,334
Waived Brandon King $2,000 $2,000
Waived Vince Taylor $1,667 $1,667

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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