Last updated on July 17, 2013 12:05 AM EDT

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 - Sebastian Vollmer
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
2009 $310,000 $250,000 $560,000 $560,000 $1,760,000 -$1,200,000 $250,000 roster bonus due on the second day of training camp. Salary fully guaranteed as well as $285,000 of 2010 salary
2010 $420,000 $305,000 $725,000 $1,335,000 $1,200,000 -$475,000 Vollmer earned an $25,000 escalator raising his salary from $395,000 to $420,000. $285,000 of his 2010 salary fully guaranteed. $915,000 option bonus.
2011 $525,000 $305,000 $25,000 $855,000 $550,000 $610,000 $245,000 $25,000 offseason workout bonus. Vollmer's 2011 salary was increased from $510,000 to $525,000 so as reach the new salary minimum as laid out in the new CBA.
2012 $650,000 $305,000 $25,000 $980,000 $675,000 $305,000 $680,000 $25,000 offseason workout bonus.
2013 $1,250,000 $1,750,000 $3,000,000 $8,250,000 $7,000,000 $695,000 $7,000,000 signing bonus. If cut, dead money hit in 2013 would be $1,750,000 and 2014 dead money hit would be $5,250,000. If cut, a player with a $555,000 salary would replace Vollmer in the Top 51. $1,250,000 - $555,000 = $695,000
2014 $2,000,000 $1,750,000 $3,750,000 $2,000,000 $5,250,000 -$1,995,000 If cut in 2014, a player with a $495,000 salary would take his place in the Top 51.
2015 $2,250,000 $1,750,000 $500,000 $4,500,000 $2,750,000 $3,500,000 $1,000,000
2016 $2,250,000 $1,750,000 $500,000 $4,500,000 $2,750,000 $1,750,000 $2,750,000

Sebastian Vollmer - ProFootballTalk.Com's Aaron Wilson reported that the "four-year contract that New England Patriots second-round offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer signed this week includes $1.76 million in guaranteed money, according to a league source. Including a fourth-year escalator clause, the contract carries a maximum value of $3.105 million. Vollmer is due to receive a $250,000 roster bonus on the second day of training camp this year. He's also scheduled to get a $915,000 option bonus next March. There's another $285,000 in guaranteed money in the second year of the deal with the first-year salary guaranteed as well."

July 18, 2009 update I am figuring that the $1.76 million in guaranteed money consists of the following: $250,000 2009 roster bonus, $310,000 2009 salary, $915,000 2010 option bonus, and $285,000 of his 2010 $395,000 salary. I am guesstimating that his 2011 salary is $535,000 and that his 2012 salary is $675,000 so that his deal perfectly tracks the 25% rule for rookie deals. With my presumption Vollmer's contract has a maximum value of $3.08 million excluding offseason bonuses.

July 27, 2009 update Vollmer's 2011 salary is actually $510,000 and his 2012 salary is actually $650,000.

April 7, 2010 update The Boston Herald's Ian Rapoport blogged on April 7th that "the NFL Players Association database has been updated, which means a few players have new base salaries for 2010. It seems four Patriots in all were affected, based on some escalators. Here is the rundown:...OT Sebastian Vollmer's salary went from $395K to $420K (raise of $25K)."

July 23, 2011 update Vollmer's salary was at the minimum. Therefore, it was increased to $525,000 as part of the new CBA.

July 15, 2013 update Scout.Com's Aaron Wilson reported that "New England Patriots offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer's four-year contract has a maximum value of $29 million and a base value of $16.75 million, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. Vollmer got a $7 million signing bonus. He's due the following base salaries and salary-cap figures: $1.25 million in 2013 ($3 million cap), $2 million in 2014 ($3.75 million cap), $2.25 million in 2015 ($5 million cap) and $2.25 million in 2016 ($5 million cap). There are an additional $750,000 in playing-time incentive clauses in 2013 as well as a $250,000 bonus if he makes the Pro Bowl. Vollmer has a $1 million roster bonus in 2014 due on the third day of the league year and 80 percent playing time in 2013, and $2.25 million in incentives based on playing time and making the Pro Bowl. In 2015, Vollmer is due a $1 million roster bonus on the third day of the league year tied to 80 percent playing time the previous year. He has a $1 million roster bonus paid out $62,500 per game for every one he's active. The deal includes another $2 million in incentives based on making the Pro Bowl and playing time. In 2016, he's due another $1 million roster bonus on the third day of the league year and hinging on 80 percent playing time the previous year. He's due a $1 million roster bonus paid out $62,500 per game that he's active. He has another $2 million in incentives that year based on making the Pro Bowl and playing time.

July 16, 2013 update ESPNBoston's Field Yates blogged on March 27, 2013 that "the following is a breakdown of the contract signed by Patriots offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer, per a league source:

4 years, maximum value of $27 million
Signing bonus - $7 million

Base salaries

Salary-cap charges


Roster bonuses

KEY NOTES: The salary-cap charges listed here are based on the present snapshot, but they could change in 2014, 2015 and 2016 based on incentives and/or bonuses. ... On the playing-time incentives, Vollmer would not earn the total of both numbers if he exceeds 90 percent (e.g., in 2014, he would earn $2 million, not $3 million, if he plays 90 percent of the offensive snaps)"

July 17, 2013 update ESPNBoston's Mike Reiss blogged on March 26, 2013 that "one aspect that defines the four-year contract which right tackle Sebastian Vollmer signed with the Patriots is that he has the potential to earn as much as $9 million in playing time incentives/roster bonuses. That appears to be a direct tie-in to some of his past health questions (knee, back). We'll wait to see the fine print of the contract, but it would make sense to think that the playing time stats are in the 80 to 90 percent range (if Vollmer hits those numbers, he'd cash in). With this in mind, ESPN Stats & Information passed along Vollmer's offensive playing time statistics from the first four years of his career:

Based on Vollmer's first four seasons, he would project to collect about half of his roster bonus money in the new four-year contract. Naturally, it would be a win-win for Vollmer and the Patriots if he collects it all."

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