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New England Patriots Salary Cap Breakdown by Position, by Age, and by Unit – as of September 4, 2014

Miguel Benzan
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7 years ago at 5:09 pm ET
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For this exercise I have included Matt Slater, Nate Ebner, and Chris White as special teamers.

For the sake of comparison the below numbers do NOT include dead money hits. That is, Aaron Hernandez’s $7,532,800 cap hit is not included in the tight end numbers, for example.

Position Number Total Percentage of Patriots’ Total Adjusted Cap Number
Centers 2 $2,164,250 1.56%
Guards 2 $4,578,334 3.29%
Offensive Tackles 5 $8,126,543 5.84%
Quarterbacks 2 $15,433,436 11.09%
Running Backs 5 $3,704,879 2.66%
Tight Ends 3 7,296,250 5.24%
Wide Receivers 6 10,975,537 7.89%
Cornerbacks 6 $14,999,981 10.78%
Defensive Ends 4 $6,033,089 4.34%
Defensive Tackles 5 $9,571,251 6.88%
Linebackers 4 $10,743,819 7.72%
Safeties 6 $9,028,385 6.49%
Special Teams 5 7,852,168 5.64%
Dead Money $16,240,274 11.67%
Cap Space $10,069,855 7.24%
Totals 55 139,109,051 100.00%

The next table breaks down cap hits by age. The age of the player is as of September 9, 2014.

Age Number Total Percentage of Patriots Total Adjusted Cap Number
22 4 2,975,772 2.14%
23 5 3,116,541 2.24%
24 13 10,826,422 7.78%
25 9 10,633,166 7.64%
26 7 6,993,480 5.03%
27 3 8,155,000 5.86%
28 5 19,862,500 14.28%
29 2 9,266,668 6.66%
30 4 13,114,706 9.43%
32 2 10,766,667 7.74%
37 1 14,800,000 10.64%
Dead Money 52 $16,240,274 11.67%
Cap Space $10,069,855 7.22%
Injured Reserve 4 $1,217,000 0.87%
Practice Squad 10 $1,071,000 0.77%
Totals 90 139,109,051 100.00%

The final table breakdowns the cap allocated to the different units on the Patriots.

Unit Number Total Percentage of Patriots Total Adjusted Cap Number
Defensive Line 9 $15,604,340 11.22%
Defensive Skill 16 $34,722,185 25.00%
Offensive Line 9 $14,869,127 10.69%
Offensive Skill 16 $37,413,102 26.89%
Special Teams 5 $7,852,1688 5.64%
Dead Money $16,240,274 11.69%
Injured Reserve 4 $1,217,000 0.87%
Practice Squad 10 $1,071,000 0.77%
Cap Space 10,069,855 7.24%
Totals 90 139,109,051 100.00%

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