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Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots Offseason Scorecard – Updated on 7/30/2015

Miguel Benzan
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Providing this look at the Patriots’ offseason activities:

Got this idea from reading Matt Maiocco’s 49ers scorecard. I like to thank Mrs. Yates’ son Field for tweeting about Matt’s scorecard.

I will be using this abbreviations in this blog post.
LTBE-Likely to Be Earned
NLTBE-Not Likely to Be Earned
UFA-Unrestricted free agent: Free to sign with any team
RFA-Restricted free agent: Patriots have right to match any offer sheet
ERFA-Exclusive rights free agent: Player has no outside negotiating power

SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 2015 OFFSEASON SCORECARD
Salary cap space
$8,854,988. My cap space number is off from the official number by $20,000 for two reasons. For some unknown reason Garrett Gilbert’s $10,000 offseason workout bonus is counting against the Lions salary cap even though he completed his workouts with the Patriots. The NFLPA is considering Chimdi Chewka as counting $80,000 against the Patriots salary cap even though he was not on the team long enough to earn his $30,000 offseason workout bonus. From the official NFLPA report the League average is $11,641,629. Therefore, the Patriots have $2,806,641 less than the league average. The Patriots rank 18th in cap space.

(Figure updated as official signings and contracts are reported to the league: 90 players under contract. Only the salaries of the players with the 51 highest cap numbers are currently counting against the cap). As of July 30, 2015 the Patriots have 90 players signed https://www.patscap.com updated July 30, 11:30 AM

Patriots Salary Cap Allocation by Age

Age Number Cap Hit Percentage
21 2 $1,389,224 0.96%
22 5 $1,069,572 0.74%
23 13 $3,877,944 2.68%
24 15 $3,695,002 2.56%
25 15 $10,233,797 7.08%
26 10 $16,311,650 11.28%
27 8 $13,534,666 9.36%
28 7 $13,830,000 9.57%
29 5 $18,404,166 12.73%
30 5 $9,426,666 6.52%
31 3 $15,370,833 10.63%
32 0 0.00%
33 0 0.00%
34 0 0.00%
35 0 0.00%
36 0 0.00%
37 0 0.00%
38 1 $14,000,000 9.68%
Offseason Workout $561,600 0.39%
Dead Money $14,017,976 9.7%
Cap Space $8,854,988 6.12%
Totals $144,578,084 100.00%

Patriots Salary Cap Allocation by Position (Matthew Slater, Chris White, and Nate Ebner are included in the Special Team total).

Position Cap Number Percentage Count
OL $20,936,711 14.48% 14
QB $15,456,795 10.69% 3
RB $4,046,772 2.80% 8
TE $12,508,013 8.65% 6
WR $13,502,926 9.34% 9
S $10,742,284 7.43% 6
CB $6,132,285 4.24% 10
DL $14,111,384 9.76% 13
LB $15,892,534 10.99% 14
ST $7,813,816 5.40% 6
Offseason Workout $561,600 0.39%
Dead Money $14,017,976 9.70%
Cap Space $8,854,988 6.76%
Totals $144,578,084 100.00% 90

Patriots Salary Cap Allocation by Unit

Unit Cap Number Percentage Count
Offense $66,451,217 45.96% 41
Defense $46,878,487 32.42% 43
Special Teams $7,813,816 5.40% 6
Dead Money $14,017,976 9.70%
Cap Space $8,854,988 6.12%
Offseason Workout Bonus $561,600 0.39%
Totals $144,578,084 100.00% 90

 

If you wish to learn more details about the player’s contract just follow the hyperlink to their salary cap page.
Additions

  1. Antonio Johnson (DT) (Street Free Agent): 1 year/$755,000 including $10,000 offseason workout bonus. Deal qualifies for Minimum Salary Benefit lowering cap hit of salary from $745,000 to $585,000. Antonio Johnson’s 2015 cap number is $595,000
  2. Rufus Johnson (LB) (Street Free Agent): 1 year/$435,000
  3. Kevin Dorsey (WR) (Street Free Agent – Waived by Green Bay): 1 year/$510,000. Waived by the Patriots on May 7th.
  4. Dion Lewis (RB) (Street Free Agent): 1 year/$585,000
  5. Scott Chandler (TE) (Street Free Agent- released by Buffalo): 2 year/$5.3 million. $2 million signing bonus
  6. LB Jabaal Sheard (UFA; Cleveland): 2 years/$11 million, $4 million signing bonus
  7. CB Bradley Fletcher (UFA; Philadelphia): 1 year/$2,131,250 (2.5 million maximum), $550,000 guaranteed
  8. CB Robert McClain (UFA; Atlanta): 1 year/$1.24 million, $300,000 guaranteed
  9. LB Jonathan Freeny (non-tendered RFA; Miami): 1 year/$1,000,000
  10. RB Travaris Cadet (non-tendered RFA; New Orleans): 2 years/$1.7 million, $65,000 guaranteed
  11. CB Chimdi Chewka (non-tendered RFA; Oakland): Signed on March 12th. 1 year/$825,000 including $50,000 signing bonus and $30,000 offseason workout bonus. Deal qualifies for Minimum Salary Benefit lowering cap hit of salary from $745,000 to $585,000. Chewka’s 2015 cap number is $665,000. Released by the Patriots on May 18th.
  12. WR Brandon Gibson (Street Free Agent, released by Miami): 1 year/$825,000 including $40,000 signing bonus and $40,000 offseason workout bonus. Deal qualifies for Minimum Salary Benefit lowering cap hit of salary from $745,000 to $585,000. Gibson’s 2015 cap number is $665,000
  13. LB Brandon Spikes(UFA; Buffalo): 1 year/$1.3 million, $25,000 guaranteed. $700,000 in NLTBE playing-time incentives. Released by the Patriots on June 8th
  14. TE Fred Davis(Street Free Agent): 1 year/$825,000, $20,000 offseason workout bonus. Deal qualifies for Minimum Salary Benefit lowering cap hit of salary from $745,000 to $585,000. Released by the Patriots on June 19th
  15. OT Kevin Hughes(Street Free Agent): 1 year/$510,000
  16. LB Dakoda Watson(Street Free Agent): 1 year/$745,000. Deal qualifies for Minimum Salary Benefit lowering cap hit of salary from $745,000 to $585,000
  17. CB Derek Cox(Street Free Agent): 1 year/$745,000. Deal qualifies for Minimum Salary Benefit lowering cap hit of salary from $745,000 to $585,000
  18. QB Matt Flynn(Street Free Agent): 1 year/$950,000. Deal qualifies for Minimum Salary Benefit lowering cap hit of salary from $870,000 to $585,000
  19. WR Chris Harper (UDFA): 3 year/$1,590,000 deal including $15,000 signing bonus and $5,000 of 2015 salary fully guaranteed. Harper’s 2015 cap number is $440,000
  20. CB Jimmy Jean (UDFA): 3 year/$1,580,000 deal including a $5,000 signing bonus. Dean’s 2015 cap number is $436,666
  21. S Brandon King (UDFA): 3 year/$1,578,000 deal including a $3,000 signing bonus. King’s 2015 cap number is $436,000
  22. CB Eric Patterson (UDFA): 3 year/$1,575,000. Patterson’s 2015 cap number is $435,000
  23. DT Vince Taylor (UDFA): 3 year/$1,577,500 deal including $2,500 signing bonus. Taylor’s 2015 cap number is $437,500
  24. C David Andrews (UDFA): 3 year/$1,590,000 including $15,000 signing bonus. Andrews’ 2015 cap number is $440,000
  25. WR Devin Gardner (UDFA): 3 year/$1,580,000 deal including $5,000 signing bonus and $10,000 of 2015 salary fully guaranteed. Gardner’s 2015 cap number was $436,666. Waived by the Patriots on May 18th. Claimed by the Steelers who are now responsible for the $10,000 guaranteed salary
  26. WR Zach D’Orazio (UDFA): 3 year/$1,575,500 deal. D’ Orazio’s 2015 cap number is $435,000
  27. CB Tarell Brown (Street Free Agent): 1 year/$2,000,000 deal including $400,000 signing bonus, $1 million salary, $100,000 53-man roster bonus and $500,000 in LTBE playing-time incentives. Tarell Brown’s 2015 cap number is $2,000,000.

Patriots 2015 DRAFT PICKS
1. First round: Own pick, No. 32 overall (Malcom Brown)
2. Second round: Own pick, No. 32 in round, 64th overall (Jordan Richards)
Third round: Own pick, No. 32 in round (96th overall) Traded to Cleveland Browns as part of a May 1 draft day trade
3. Third round: Compensatory pick for loss of Aqib Talib, No. 33 in round, 97th overall (Geneo Grissom)
4. Fourth round: Buccaneers – acquired as part of the Logan Mankins trade, 2nd in round,101st overall (Trey Flowers)
5. Fourth round: Browns – acquired as part of a May 1 draft day trade. 12th in round, 111st overall (Tre’ Jackson)
6. Fourth round: Own pick, No. 32 in round, 131st overall (Shaq Mason)
7. Fourth round: Packers – acquired as part of a May 2 draft day trade. 30th in round, 166th overall (Joe Cardona)
Patriots’ fifth round assigned selection – Traded to the Buccaneers as part of the Jonathan Casillas trade
8. Sixth round: Buccaneers – acquired as part of the Jonathan Casillas trade, 2nd in round, 178th overall (Matthew Wells)
9. Sixth round: Browns – acquired as part of a May 1 draft day trade. 26th in round, 202nd overall (A.J. Derby)
Patriots’ sixth round assigned selection – Traded to the Titans as part of the Akeem Ayers trade
10. Seventh round: Packers – acquired as part of a May 2 draft day trade. 30th in round, 247th overall (Darryl Roberts)
Patriots’ seven round assigned selection – Traded to the Eagles as part of the Greg Salas trade
11. Seventh round: Compensatory pick for loss of Dane Fletcher, No. 36 in round, 253rd overall (Xzavier Dickson).

Recapping the Patriots draft day trades.

  1. Traded the 96th and the 219th pick to the Cleveland Browns for the 111st pick (Tre’ Jackson), 147th pick (later traded to Packers), and 202nd (A.J. Derby).
  2. Traded the 147th pick to the Packers for the 166th pick (Cardona) and the 247th pick (Roberts)

If you wish to learn more about the 2015 rookie pool and these player’s 2015 cap hits please review this blog post that covers that material.
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Re-signed/extensions/restructures

Jerod Mayo(restructure): Lowered 2015 salary from $6.25 million to $1.5 million while receiving a $3,000,000 signing bonus. His 2015 46-man active roster was eliminated along with his 2015 offseason workout bonus. He now has $1,500,000 in playing-time incentives (85% of defensive snaps) that is also tied to an unknown team incentive. receptions. Mayo’s 2016 salary was lowered from $7.25 million to $3.25 million. Mayo’s 2017 salary was lowered from $8.75 million to $6.75 million.In 2016 and in 2017 Jerod Mayo could earn up to $500,000 in 46-man active roster bonus ($31,250 per game). In 2016 and in 2017 Jerod Mayo has a $250,000 offseason workout bonus. In 2016 Jerod Mayo has a $4 million roster bonus that is tied to an option for the 2016 season. The roster bonus is due at the beginning of the 2016 League Year. In 2017 Jerod Mayo has a $2 million roster bonus that is tied to an option for the 2017 season. The $2 million roster bonus is due at the beginning of the 2017 League Year. For more information about Mayo’s restructure please review this blog post.

Jerod Mayo’s Old Deal
2015 2016 2017
Salary 6,250,000 7,250,000 8,750,000
46-man active Roster Bonus 187,500 500,000 500,000
2012 Option Bonus Proration 2,400,000 2,400,000
2011 Signing Bonus Proration 1,200,000
Offseason Workout Bonus 250,000 250,000 250,000
Pro Bowl Incentive
Start of League Year Roster Bonus
2015 3M Signing Bonus Proration
Totals 10,287,500 10,400,000 9,500,000
300,000 Pro Bowl incentive is NLTBE
Jerod Mayo’s New Deal
2015 2016 2017
Salary 1,500,000 3,250,000 6,750,000
46-man active Roster Bonus 500,000 500,000
2012 Option Bonus Proration 2,400,000 2,400,000
2011 Signing Bonus Proration 1,200,000
Offseason Workout Bonus 250,000 250,000
Pro Bowl Incentive
Start of League Year Roster Bonus 4,000,000 2,000,000
2015 3M Signing Bonus Proration 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Totals 6,100,000 11,400,000 10,500,000

–WR Danny Amendola (restructure): Lowered 2015 salary from $4 million to $1.25 million while receiving $500,000 signing bonus. Replaces $500,000 receptions NLTBE incentive with $750,000 playing-time NLTBE incentive. Amendola played in 40% of the offensive snaps in 2014. The terms of the 2016 and 2017 contract years were not changed.

Amendola’s Old Deal
2015 2016 2017
Salary 4,000,000 5,000,000 6,000,000
2013 Signing Bonus Proration 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000
Roster Bonus 500,000 500,000 500,000
Cap Number 5,700,000 6,700,000 7,700,000
Cash Received 4,500,000 5,500,000 6,500,000
Amendola’s New Deal
2015 2016 2017
Salary 1,250,000 5,000,000 6,000,000
2013 Signing Bonus Proration 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000
2015 Signing Bonus Proration 166,666 166,666 166,668
Roster Bonus 500,000 500,000 500,000
Cap Number 3,116,666 6,866,666 7,866,668
Difference 2,583,334 -166,666 -166,668
Cash Received 2,250,000 5,500,000 6,500,000
Cash Difference -($2,250,000) 0 0

–DE Rob Ninkovich (restructure): Lowered 2015 salary from $2.1 million to $1.5 million while receiving $3,000,000 signing bonus. Eliminated 2015/2016 playing-time and Pro Bowl incentives. Increased 46-man active roster bonus from $250,000 to $400,000.

Ninkovich’s Old Deal
2015 2016
Salary 2,100,000 1,500,000
LTBE Playing-Time Incentive 250,000 1,650,000
2013 Signing Bonus Proration 1,250,000 1,250,000
Workout Bonus 100,000 100,000
Roster Bonus 250,000 300,000
Totals 3,950,000 4,800,000
Cash Received 2,700,000 3,550,000
Ninkovich’s New Deal
2015 2016
Salary 1,500,000 1,500,000
2013 Signing Bonus Proration 1,250,000 1,250,000
2015 Signing Bonus Proration 1,500,000 1,500,000
Roster Bonus 400,000 400,000
Workout Bonus 100,000 100,000
LTBE Playing-Time Incentive
Cap Number 4,750,000 4,750,000
Difference 800,000 -50,000
Cash Received 5,000,000 2,000,000
Cash Difference 2,300,000 -1,550,000

–WR Brian Tyms (ERFA; re-signed): 1 year/$600,000 including $15,000 offseason workout bonus
–DT Sealver Siliga (ERFA; re-signed): 1 year/$660,000
–TE/FB James Develin (ERFA; re-signed): 1 year/$660,000
LB Chris White (UFA; re-signed): 1 year/$795,000 including $50,000 signing bonus. Deal qualifies for Minimum Salary Benefit lowering cap hit of salary from $745,000 to $585,000. Chris White’s 2015 cap number is $635,000
–S Devin McCourty (UFA; re-signed): 5 years/$47.5 million. $22 million fully guaranteed. $15 million signing bonus.
–K Stephen Gostkowski (UFA; franchise tagged and then extended): 4 year/$17.2 million. $1.8 million salary.$100,000 offseason workout bonus. $6 million signing bonus. 2015 and 2016 salaries fully guaranteed.
DT Alan Branch (UFA; resigned): 2 years/$6.6 million maximum value, $700,000 signing bonus
LB James Morris (ERFA – resigned): 1 yr/$435,000
Dax Swanson (CB) (2014 Practice Squad member – signed): 1 yr, $435,000
Jake Bequette (DE) (2014 Practice Squad member – signed): 1 yr, $585,000
Chris Barker (OG) (2014 Practice Squad member – signed): 1 yr, $510,000
Caylin Hauptmann (OT) (2014 Practice Squad member – signed): 1 yr, $510,000
Eric Martin (LB) (2014 Practice Squad member – signed): 1 yr, $585,000
Jonathan Krause (WR) (2014 Practice Squad member – signed): 1 yr, $445,000, $10,000 signing bonus
Deontae Skinner (LB) (2014 Practice Squad member – signed): 1 yr, $510,000
Justin Green (CB) (2014 Practice Squad member – signed): 1 yr, $435,000
Garrett Gilbert (QB) (2014 Practice Squad member – signed): 1 yr, $445,000, $10,000 offseason workout bonus

Subtractions

  1. LB Akeem Ayers (UFA: St. Louis Rams): 2 years/$6 million, $2.75 million guaranteed)
  2. CB Brandon Browner (UFA; New Orleans): 3 years/$15 million contract
  3. RB Shane Vereen (UFA; New York Giants): 3 years/$12.35 million, $4.75 million guaranteed
  4. LB Jonathan Casillas (UFA;New York Giants): 3 years/$8 million, $2.975 million guaranteed
  5. DT Vince Wilfork (UFA; Houston): 2 years/$10 million, $5 million guaranteed
  6. CB Darrelle Revis (UFA; New York Jets: 5 years/$70 million, $39 million guaranteed
  7. RB Stevan Ridley
  8. CB Kyle Arrington
  9. CB Alfonzo Dennard
  10. LB Cameron Gordon
  11. WR Devin Gardner
  12. Kevin Dorsey
  13. Chimdi Chewka

As of June 21 the Patriots have $14,017,976 (9.70% of their adjusted cap) in dead money. To see a complete list of the players on the dead money list please see this blog post.
Unsigned free agents

  1. LS Danny Aiken
  2. G Dan Connolly (retired)
  3. WR Greg Orton (non-tendered as ERFA)

If you wish to see the current roster status (72 players total) of the defending Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots please review this blog post.

The below table attempts to show that the total cash outlay made to free agents or through re-signings. It also shows the amount of guarantees received by the player.

Name 2015 Cash 2015Cap Full Guarantee Total Guarantee
McCourty, Devin $18,000,000 $6,000,000 $22,000,000 $28,500,000
Sheard, Jabaal $6,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,500,000 $6,000,000
Gostkowski, Stephen $8,100,000 $3,600,000 $10,100,000 $10,100,000
Chandler, Scott $3,250,000 $2,250,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Branch, Alan $2,100,000 $2,150,000 $700,000 $700,000
Brown, Tarell $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $400,000 $400,000
Fletcher, Bradley $2,131,250 $1,481,250 $550,000 $550,000
Cox, Derek $745,000 $585,000
McClain, Robert $1,090,000 $1,090,000 $300,000 $300,000
Freeny, Jonathan $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Gibson, Brandon $825,000 $665,000 $40,000 $40,000
Flynn, Matt $950,000 $665,000 $20,000 $20,000
White, Chris $795,000 $635,000 $50,000 $50,000
Cadet, Travaris $775,000 $742,500 $62,500 $62,500
Johnson, Antonio $755,000 $595,000
Watson, Dekoda $745,000 $585,000
Fletcher, Dane $825,000 $665,000 $20,000 $20,000
Develin, James $660,000 $660,000
Siliga, Sealver $660,000 $660,000
Tyms, Brian $600,000 $600,000
Martin, Eric $595,000 $595,000
Bequette, Jake $585,000
Lewis, Dion $585,000
Vellano, Joe $585,000
Barker, Chris $510,000
Hauptmann, Caylin $510,000
Skinner, Deontae $510,000
Green, Justin $435,000
Johnson, Rufus $435,000
Krause, Jonathan $435,000 $10,000 $10,000
Morris, James $435,000
Swanson, Daxton $435,000
Totals $58,496,250 $31,223,750 $41,7652,500 $48,752,500

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2016 Free Agency

  • The Pats will have until the start of the 2016 League to make ERFA tender offer to these potentional ERFAs (Josh Boyce, Jordan Devey, Chris Barker, Caylin Hauptmann, Jonas Gray, Joe Vellano, James Morris, Kevin Hughes, Jonathan Krause, Justin Green, Daxton Swanson, and Rufus Johnson). The tender offer equals the minimum salary for a player with the amount of credited seasons.
  • The Pats will have until the start of the 2016 League Year to these potential RFAs (Josh Kline, James Develin, Brian Tyms, and Sealver Siliga). The 2015 tenders were $3.354 million for the 1st round tender, $2.356 million for the 2nd round tender, and $1.542 million for original round tenders. The minimum increase is 5%. The maximum increase is 10%.
  • As of July  30th these Patriots will become UFAs after the 2015 season (Tarell Brown, Ryan Wendell, Nate Solder, LeGarrette Blount, Michael Hoomanawanui, Matt Flynn, Brandon Gibson, Stephen Gostkowski, Nate Ebner, Chris White, Bradley Fletcher, Robert McClain, Tavon Wilson, Antonio Johnson, Derek Cox, Jonathan Freeny, Dane Fletcher, and Dekoda Watson)

 

2016 Draft

OvertheCap.Com’s Nick Korte projects that the Patriots will receive a 3rd round compensatory pick in 2016 as well as 3 6th round compensatory picks. The Patriots received the Houston Texans’ 2016 7th round pick as part of the Ryan Mallett trade. The Patriots lost their 2016 first round pick as part of their punishment for violations of the NFL Policy on Integrity of the Game and Enforcement of Competitive Rules relating to the use of under-inflated footballs in the 2014 AFC Championship Game and their failure to cooperate in the subsequent investigation.

As of June 21 the Patriots will enter the 2016 draft with 11 draft picks
First round: Taken away by the NFL
1. Second round: Own pick
2. Third round: Own pick
3. Third round: Compensatory pick for loss of Darrelle Revis. 97th overall
4. Fourth round: Own pick
5. Fifth round: Own pick
6. Sixth round: Own pick
7. Sixth round: Compensatory pick for loss of Vince Wilfork.
8. Sixth round: Compensatory pick for loss of Shane Vereen.
9. Sixth round: Compensatory pick for loss of Akeem Ayers.
10.Seventh round: Texans – acquired as part of the Ryan Mallett trade
11.Seventh round: Own pick

You can see a timeline of upcoming events in my Patriots calendar salary cap post.

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