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Future Cap HitsMy guesstimate on the cap hits for the year 2006 and beyond
The 2004 version of this page 
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My very Unofficial Patriots Roster Page 
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Salary Cap Resources Page which includes links to other teams' cap pages and to Cap FAQs
Footnotes and Documentation Page which provides supporting documentation for the figures shown on this page
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Last updated on January 3, 2006 10:00 AM EDT

According to my figures the Patriots' 2005 cap figure is $82,553,245 (under their adjusted cap by $44,560) with 65 players signed and a 6-man practice squad. Please note in my calculations that I am NOW including the salaries of every player on the Patriots roster. The Top 51 rule is no longer in effect. Please note that since Wesly Mallard may ask for termination pay his release will not save the Patriots any cap room at the current time. Please note that the 2005 Patriots adjusted cap number is $82,597,805. Please also note that ESPN.Com's John Clayton reported on 12/13/2005 that the Patriots were actually $38,500 under the cap so my numbers are off by about $20,000. Please note that the 1/2/2005 signing of Antwain Spann to the practice squad does not affect the Patriots' 2005 cap picture at all because all postseason pay is considered a benefit and therefore does not count against the cap.

The 50 most recent changes to this page

  1. Added 8 players to the 2006 cap page.
  2. Created my 2006 Patriots roster page
  3. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Brandon "Bam" Childress
  4. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Ryan Krug
  5. Created my 2006 cap pages. Click here for the 2006 main page. Click for the supporting documentation.
  6. Updated a link to a Steelers cap page on my Cap Resources Page
  7. Added Ross Tucker.
  8. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Mike Cloud
  9. Added Michael Harden.
  10. Added Antrell Hawkins.
  11. Promoted Billy Yates from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.
  12. Added Heath Evans and Mike Cloud.
  13. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Arturo Freeman
  14. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Amos Zereoue
  15. Added a link to yet another Jets salary cap page onto my Salary Cap Resources Page
  16. Added a link to a Jets salary cap page onto my Salary Cap Resources Page
  17. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Dan Koppen
  18. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Tyrone Poole
  19. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Patrick Pass
  20. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Eugene Wilson
  21. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Brandon Gorin
  22. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Mike Wright
  23. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Deion Branch
  24. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Guss Scott
  25. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Andre Davis
  26. Added Hank Poteat to these pages.
  27. Added Arturo Freeman to these pages. Re-added Eric Alexander to the practice squad.
  28. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Chad Scott
  29. Removed Eric Alexander.
  30. Removed Gene Mruczkowski. Elevated Eric Alexander from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.
  31. Added Ryan Krug to the practice squad. Removed Jared Newberry from the practice squad.
  32. Added Amos Zereoue.
  33. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Wesly Mallard
  34. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Rodney Harrison
  35. Added Michael Stone and Gene Mruczkowski.
  36. Added Santonio Thomas to the practice squad.
  37. Removed Kory Chapman from the practice squad.
  38. Removed Andre Torrey from the practice squad and added Raymond Ventrone to the practice squad.
  39. Updated the cap figures and documentations for the players on the practice squad.
  40. Removed Ryan Krug from the practice squad and added P.K. Sam to the practice squad.
  41. Stopped using the Top 51 rule.
  42. Removed Raymond Ventrone from the practice squad and added Andre Torrey to the practice squad.
  43. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Adam Vinatieri
  44. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Tom Brady
  45. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Monty Beisel
  46. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Chad Brown
  47. Added Wesley Britt to the practice squad on 9/5.
  48. Added the practice squad.
  49. Removed Linebacker Eric Alexander, defensive lineman Rodney Bailey, running back Kory Chapman, wideout Bam Childress, fullback Kyle Eckel, tight end Joel Jacobs, guard Victor Leyva, guard Gene Mruczkowski, tackle Jeff Roehl, wideout P.K. Sam, linebacker Grant Steen, defensive lineman Tom Sverchek, wideout David Terrell, linebacker Andre Torrey, safety Raymond Ventrone, tight end Jed Weaver and guard Billy Yates.
  50. Removed Hank Poteat, Chad Morton, Eugene Baker, Ryan Krug, Robbie Gould, Jason Anderson, defensive linemen Santonio Thomas and Ifo Pili.

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 3, 2005. I presume that the Patriots will pick up the player's option bonus.
To figure out what would be the cap hit if the Patriots were to trade a player, add the remaining signing bonus amount to the amount of his roster bonus, if already earned, the amount of his reporting bonus, if already earned, and the amount of his offseason workout bonus money, if already, and to the amount of any money that is guaranteed past this season.
Please note that for some players not all of the listed numbers will add up to their reported cap number.
2005 Salary Cap Information
Name Signed Thru Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus/
LTBE/
Reporting Bonus
Workout Bonus Total Cap Figure Remaining Signing Bonus 2005 Cap Hit if Cut After 6/1/2005 2006 Cap Hit if Cut After 6/1/2005
Tom Brady 2010 $1,000,000 $7,423,750   $4,180 $8,427,930 $23,547,500 $ 7,423,750 $16,123,750
Richard Seymour 2006 $2,870,000 $2,394,000   $1,100 $5,265,000 $4,788,000 $2,400,160 $2,394,000
Mike Vrabel 2009 $670,000 $2,533,500 $1,000,000 $6,160 $4,209,660 $8,201,500 $3,533,500 $5,699,400
Willie McGinest 2006 $2,000,000 $1,320,500 $500,000 $6,160 $3,826,660 $2,641,000 $1,320,500 $1,320,500
Adam Vinateiri 2005 $2,509,000   $0
$250,000
$0
$880 $2,759,880   $2,759,880  
Matt Light
Injured Reserve
2010 $1,000,000 $1,716,667   $6,160 $2,722,827 $8,583,333 $1,716,667 $6,866,667
Tyrone Poole
Injured Reserve
2006 $1,500,000 $516,667 $600,000 $6,160 $2,622,827 $1,033,333 $1,116,667 $516,667
Rosevelt Colvin 2009 $540,000 $1,818,000   $6,160 $2,374,160 $7,312,000 $1,818,000 $5,484,000
Corey Dillon 2009 $1,000,000 $1,145,000 $0 $6,160 $2,151,160 $3,545,000 $1,145,000 $2,400,000
Duane Starks
Injured Reserve
2006 $540,000 $1,530,000   $6,160 $2,076,160 $3,060,000 $1,530,000 $1,530,000
Ty Warren 2008 $495,000 $1,533,333   $6,160 $2,034,493 $5,750,000 $1,533,333 $4,216,667
Ted Bruschi 2007 $700,000 $875,000   $6,160 $1,731,160 $2,625,000 $875,000 $1,750,000
Rodney Harrison
Injured Reserve
2008 $765,000 $662,917 $250,000 $6,160 $1,684,077 $2,651,668 $1,684,077 $1,988,751
Vince Wilfork 2009 $310,000 $1,333,333   $6,160 $1,649,493 $5,000,000 $1,333,333 $3,666,667
Daniel Graham 2006 $530,000 $978,750   $6,160 $1,514,910 $1,957,500 $978,750 $978,750
Tom Ashworth 2005 $1,430,000     $6,160 $1,436,160      
David Givens 2005 $1,430,000     $6,160 $1,436,160      
Stephen Neal 2005 $1,430,000     $6,160 $1,436,160      
Ben Watson 2009 $360,000 $946,667   $6,160 $1,312,827 $3,550,000 $946,667 $2,603,333
Kevin Faulk 2009 $540,000 $497,000   $6,160 $1,143,160 $2,485,000 $497,000 $1,988,000
Chad Brown 2006 $765,000 $242,500 $109,375 $660 $1,117,535 $485,000 $242,500 $242,500
Jarvis Green 2009 $455,000 $600,000   $6,160 $1,061,160 $3,000,000 $606,160 $2,400,000
Logan Mankins 2009 $230,000 $450,000 $350,000   $1,030,000 $2,250,000 $450,000 $1,800,000
Christian Fauria 2005 $765,000 $170,000   $6,160 $941,160 $170,000 $170,000  
Josh Miller 2008 $700,000 $200,000   $6,160 $906,160 $800,000 $200,000 $600,000
Eugene Wilson 2007 $427,500 $408,125   $3,740 $839,365 $1,183,750 $408,125 $775,625
Tim Dwight 2005 $700,000   $75,000 $31,160 $806,160      
Troy Brown 2005 $765,000 $35,000     $800,000      
Monty Beisel 2006 $550,000 $212,500   $4,180 $766,680 $425,000 $212,500 $212,500
Bethel Johnson 2007 $410,000 $350,000   $6,160 $766,160 $1,050,000 $350,000 $700,000
Larry Izzo 2006 $665,000 $50,00   $6,160 $721,160 $100,000 $50,000 $50,000
Deion Branch 2006 $455,000 $205,000   $4,180 $664,180 $410,000 $205,000 $205,000
Brandon Gorin 2006 $500,000 $133,333   $4,620 $637,953 $400,000 $133,333 $266,667
Patrick Pass 2006 $540,000 $75,000   $3,140 $618,740 $150,000 $75,000 $75,000
Russ Hochstein 2006 $540,000 $66,667   $6,160 $612,827 $133,333 $66,667 $66,666
Matt Chatham 2005 $540,000 $64,000   $6,160 $610,100 $64,000 $64,000  
Lonie Paxton 2007 $540,000 $61,000   $6,160 $607,160 $183,000 $67,160 $122,000
Marquise Hill 2008 $305,000 $230,000   $6,160 $541,160 $920,000 $230,000 $690,000
Asante Samuel 2006 $380,000 $78,125 $35,000 $6,160 $499,285 $156,250 $78,125 $78,125
Don Davis 2005 $655,000 $25,000   $6,160 $486,160      
Dan Klecko 2006 $380,000 $80,000   $6,160 $466,160 $160,000 $80,000 $80,000
Wesly Mallard (Released) 2005 $455,000     $6,160 $461,160      
Doug Flutie 2005 $770,000       $455,000      
Dan Koppen 2006 $380,000 $29,000 $35,000 $4,620 $448,620 $58,000 $64,000 $29,000
Andre Davis 2005 $481,250       $396,324      
Ellis Hobbs, III 2009 $230,000 $165,000     $395,000 $825,000 $165,000 $660,000
Tully Banta-Cain 2006 $380,000 $7,688   $6,160 $393,848 $15,375 $7,688 $7,688
Michael Stone 2005 $455,000       $374,706      
Nick Kaczur 2009 $230,000 $132,000     $362,000 $660,000 $132,000 $428,000
Chad Scott
Injured Reserve
2005 $655,000       $345,588      
James Sanders 2008 $230,000 $95,000     $325,000 $380,000 $95,000 $285,000
Randall Gay 2005 $305,000 $1,375   $6,160 $312,535      
Heath Evans 2005 $540,000       $267,647      
Ryan Claridge
Injured Reserve
2008 $230,000 $35,500     $265,500 $142,000 $35,500 $106,500
Matt Cassell 2008 $230,000 $13,500     $243,500 $54,000 $13,500 $40,500
Guss Scott
Injured Reserve
2005 $230,000     $6,160 $236,160      
Mike Wright
Injured Reserve
2006 $230,000 $1,000     $231,000 $2,000 $1,000 $1,000
Michael McGrew
Injured Reserve
2005 $230,000       $230,000      
Gene Mruczkowski 2005 $305,000   $6,160   $167,631      
Mike Cloud
Released
2005 $540,000       $160,588      
Amos Zereoue
Released
2005 $540,000       $133,824      
Arturo Freeman
Released
2005 $455,000       $107,059      
Billy Yates 2005 $230,000       $105,535      
Brandon "Bam" Childress 2005 $230,000       $88,729      
Ross Tucker 2005 $540,000       $80,294      
Santonio Thomas 2005 $79,900       $79,900      
Ryan Krug
Released
2005 $79,900       $61,100      
Michael Harden
Released
2005 $79,900       $14,100      

Players no longer with the Pats or on IR, or non-football-injury reserve list
$6,834,239 or 8.27% of the Patriots' adjusted cap, is being spent on the above type players.
You can find list the players with dead money cap hits less than $10,000 on my salary cap footnotes and documentation page.
Status Player Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Other 2005 Cap Hit 2006 Cap Hit
Released Rodney Bailey   $108,333   $6,160   $114,493 $108,334
Released Troy Brown   $745,000       $745,000  
Waived Cedric Cobbs   $100,000   $6,160   $106,160  
Waived Rohan Davey   $82,500   $6,160 $88,660 $88,660  
Released Bob Hallen   $87,500       $87,500  
Retired Ted Johnson   $466,666 $400,000 $6,160 $400,000 $1,272,826  
Waived Kliff Kingsbury   $16,333       $16,333  
Released Ty Law   $2,701,365     $500,000 $3,201,365  
Waived Christian Morton   $14,667       $14,667  
Waived Jared Newberry $79,900         $14,100  
Released Roman Phifer   $495,000       $495,000  
Waived Dexter Reid   $93,750   $6,160   $99,910 $187,500
Waived P.K. Sam   $38,000   $6,160   $44,160 $114,000
Waived Andy Stokes   $8,750       $8,750 $8,750
Released David Terrell   $200,000   $6,160   $206,160  
Released Keith Traylor   $237,500       $237,500  
Released Jed Weaver   $25,000       $25,000  
Dead Money Totals $6,834,239       $6,834,239 $418,584

Practice Squad Players
Player Salary 2005 Cap Hit  
Eric Alexander $88,729 $88,729  
Wesley Britt $79,900 $79,900  
P.K. Sam $79,900 $79,900  
Raymond Ventrone $79,900 $79,900  

Tracking the Draft Picks

PlayerSalaryProrated Signing Bonus7/29 Cap Hit9/7 Cap HitStatus
Mankins550,000540,000635,000$1,090,000$$ +++ Signed
Hobbs230,000165,000165,000$395,000$$ Signed
Kaczur230,000132,000132,000$362,000$$ Signed
Sanders230,00095,00095,000$325,000$$ Signed
Claridge230,00035,50035,500$265,500$$ Signed
Cassell230,00013,50013,500$243,500$$ Signed
Stokes230,0008,7508,750$238,750$$ Signed
 
Totals1,930,0001,008,2501,103,2502,938,250

+++ Logan Mankins will probably displace a player with a salary of $455K from the Top 51 list.
$$ Presuming that the player will make the 53-man roster.
The total of the prorated signing bonuses given to the 12 UDFAs are included in the totals.

NFL Minimum Salary Levels for the 2005 season

Rookie				- $230,000
1 Credited Season		- $305,000
2 Credited Seasons		- $380,000
3 Credited Seasons		- $455,000
4 to 6 Credited Seasons	- $540,000 *
7 to 9 Credited Seasons	- $665,000 *
10+ Credited Seasons	- $765,000 *

*All salaries for players with four or more years of experience AND who sign contracts that qualify for veteran's exemption will only count $455,000 against teams' salary caps.

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