Last updated on March 14, 2014 11:15 PM EDT


I will NOT pretend that this information will be 100% correct. The information on this site can ONLY be as accurate as the press reports that the information comes from.

How to Read This Table
When I don't know the date when a roster bonus is due I presume it to have been due on March 12, 2013. I presume that the Patriots will pick up the player's 2013 option bonus so I include the option bonus proration in the total cap amount but until March 12 I do not include the option bonus in the Remaining Signing Bonus amount.
Salary Cap Information - Danny Amendola
Year Salary Prorated
Signing Bonus
Roster Bonus/
Weight Clause
Reporting Bonus
Workout Bonus Total Cap Figure Cash Received Remaining Guaranteed Money
Cap Hit if Cut
Cap Savings if Cut or Traded Comments
2013 $2,000,000 $1,200,000 $343,750 $3,543,750 $8,500,000 $10,000,000 $31,250 per game that Amendola is active (maximum value of $500,000). $6,000,000 signing bonus. 2013 salary fully guaranteed.
2014 $3,000,000 $1,200,000 $500,000 $5,600 $4,705,600 $3,505,600 $4,800,000 $31,250 per game that Amendola is active (maximum value of $500,000)
$2 million of his $3 million salary became fully guaranteed on 4PM March 11, 2014
2015 $1,250,000 $1,366,666 $500,000 $3,116,666 $1,750,000 $4,100,000 $1,165,000 $31,250 per game that Amendola is active (maximum value of $500,000)
2016 $5,000,000 $1,366,666 $500,000 $6,866,668 $5,500,000 $2,400,000 $3,608,332 $31,250 per game that Amendola is active (maximum value of $500,000)
2017 $6,000,000 $1,366,668 $500,000 $7,866,668 $6,500,000 $1,200,000 $5,960,000 $31,250 per game that Amendola is active (maximum value of $500,000)
$750,000 in playing-time incentives.

Danny Amendola - The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe blogged on March 19, 2013 that "In an effort to catch up after the wild flurry of movement late last week, here are Danny Amendola's contract details. It's a five-year, $31 million deal with $10 million guaranteed and a $6 million signing bonus. Two quick notes: First, Amendola can earn up to $500,000 in playing time bonuses each season, and that $2.5 million is factored into the $31 million. He will earn a $31,250 bonus for every game in which he is active, so the Patriots have protected themselves a bit in case of injury.

Base salary: $2 million (fully guaranteed)
Cap hit: $3,543,750
Cash value: $8.5 million
Signing bonus: $6 million
Roster bonus: $500,000

Base salary: $3 million ($2 million fully guaranteed)
Cap hit: $4,543,750
Cash value: $3.5 million
Roster bonus: $500,000

Base salary: $4 million
Cap hit: $5,543,750
Cash value: $4.5 million
Roster bonus: $500,000

Base salary: $5 million
Cap hit: $6,543,750
Cash value: $5.5 million
Roster bonus: $500,000

Base salary: $6 million
Cap hit: $7,543,750
Cash value: $6.5 million
Roster bonus: $500,000
January 26, 2014 update On January 26, 2014 the Boston Globe's Ben Volin reported that "Danny Amendola may be fighting for a roster spot come March 11, the first day of the 2014 league year. Amendola signed a five-year deal worth $28.5 million ($10 million guaranteed last March), and $2 million of his $3 million base salary in 2014 becomes guaranteed if he's on the roster at 4 p.m. on March 11." Based on Ben Volin's report I created the 7 possible cap scenarios for his release or trade on my blog
March 5, 2014 update On March 5 Albert Breer tweeted "Interesting nuance I picked up talking to a number of cap folks today -- Impossible for New England to designate Danny Amendola a 6/1 cut. Based on his tweet I remove one cap scenario for his release or trade on my blog. There are now just 6.
March 9, 2014 update On March 9 ProFootballTalk.Com reported that "The trigger for $2 million in base salary becoming guaranteed as of the first day of the 2014 league year specifically was selected to ensure that Amendola, if cut, would be available on the first day of free agency. If not, the $2 million becomes fully guaranteed on the first day of the league year. A player can't be released with a post-June 1 designation until the league year begins. This means that the Pats can't cut Amendola with a post-June 1 designation without guaranteeing the $2 million. But the guarantee has offset language, which means that the Patriots would keep up to $2 million based on Amendola's 2014 compensation elsewhere. The Patriots have four options: (1) cut Amendola before Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET, resulting in a $4.8 million cap charge in 2014; (2) cut Amendola after Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET with a post-June 1 designation, resulting in a $1.2 million cap charge in 2014 and $3.6 million in 2015, but guaranteeing up to $2 million in base salary if he doesn't land elsewhere; (3) trade Amendola before June 1, resulting in a $4.8 million cap charge in 2014; or (4) keep Amendola, paying him up to $3.5 million and carrying a $4.543 million cap number."
March 16, 2014 update Did some research on the salary offset issue. If the Patriots were to release Amendola in 2014 and he were to sign with another team, the Patriots would take a dead money hit of $2 million for the guaranteed salary and then would receive credit on their 2015 cap for the amount he received from the other team - maximum amount to be $2 million.
March 16, 2015 update Danny Amendola and the Patriots restructured his deal. His 2015 salary was lowered from $4 million to $1.25 million while Amendola was given a $500,000 signing bonus which will be prorated over the 2015/2016/2017 seasons. Danny Amendola's $500,000 receptions incentive was increased to $750,000. Do not know the trigger levels but the lowest one has to be over 27 since Danny Amendola caught 27 passes in 2014.

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