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Titus Adams - I am presuming that Adams signed an one-year deal for the 2008 season with no signing bonus and a $370,000 salary.
September 5, 2008 update - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Adams is making $150,000 this season while on the practice squad.
January 9, 2009 update - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Adams signed a three-year deal.
September 9, 2009 update - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Adams is making $150,000 this season while on the practice squad.
December 13, 2009 update With his 12/10 elevation to the 53-man roster Adams is scheduled to make $90,588 (the prorated portion of his salary of $385,000). Adams made $114,705 during his 13 weeks on the practice week. $114,705 + $90,588 = $205,293.
Janaury 1, 2010 update According to my understanding of the CBA Adams will be paid for Week 17 even though he was waived on the Friday before the game since he was on the 53-man roster EOB Tuesday of Week 17.

Sam Aiken On March 7th the Boston Globe's Mike Reiss blogged that "WR Sam Aiken inked a two-year contract with base salaries of $605,000 in 2008 and $645,000 in 2009. The contract includes a $225,000 signing bonus and workout bonuses of $40,000 in each year."
October 24, 2009 update - On October 19th ESPNBoston.Com's Mike Reiss blogged that "Patriots special teams captain Sam Aiken has signed a two-year contract extension with the club through 2011....Aiken's agent, Alvin Keels....said the sides completed the deal last Friday. Aiken, a seven-year veteran who is in his second season with the Patriots, was entering the final year of his contract. As part of the extension, Aiken's base salary increased to $1.16 million this season.". According to the NFLPlayers salary database Aiken's 2009 salary is now $1,162,083. $645,000 divided by 17 times 6 = $227,646. $1,162,083 divided by 17 times 11 = $751,927. $227,646 + $751,927 = $979,573.

Eric Alexander I am presuming that Alexander received a $520,000 ERFA tender.
November 7, 2008 update According to the USAToday salary database Alexander earned $5,160 in offseason workout bonus money.
February 26, 2009 update Mike Reiss blogged today that "Patriots ILB Eric Alexander will not receive a restricted free agent tender from the Patriots; instead, he's agreed in principle to a one-year deal, according to a league source. The one-year agreement, which has not been signed, is less than the $1.01 million low tender in restricted free agency. It includes a minimum base salary ($620,000) and workout bonuses." Because Alexander does not have at least four years of service, his deal does not qualify for the veteran minimum exemption.
August 24, 2009 update Correction - Eric Alexander does have 4 years of credited service so his deal does qualify for the veteran minimum exemption.
October 24, 2009 update On October 21st the Boston Globe's Michael Vega reported that "Alexander, a fifth-year player, had been on one-year contracts with $620,000 base salaries and had roster and workout bonuses that totaled an additional $50,000. According to two league sources, both signed new one-year deals, with Alexander receiving a $650,000 guaranteed salary for the remainder of the season." $460,000 divided by 17 times the 6 weeks that Alexander's salary was being counted against the cap as $460,000 plus $650,000 divided by 17 times 11 = $582,933.
November 23, 2009 update ESPNBoston.Com's Mike Reiss blogged on 11/23 that "Alexander's base pay for 2009 has been increased to $953,571. His base pay for 2010 is scheduled to be $700,000. [Update, 11:05 a.m. -- Alexander receives a $125,000 signing bonus as part of the deal.] "

Willie Andrews - From ProFootballTalk.Com - "the Patriots have signed seventh-round CB Willie Andrews to a four-year deal with a $46,500 signing bonus; the fourth-year salary escalates to the low RFA tender based on minimum play-time and a team qualifier."
December 1, 2007 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Andrews earned $5,160 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.

Ronnie Agnone - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Agnone is making $88,400 this season while on the practice squad.

Antonio Appleby - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Appleby is signed through the 2011 season.

Kyle Arrington - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Agnone is making $88,400 this season while on the practice squad.
November 15, 2009 update With his 11/8 elevation to the 53-man roster Arrington is scheduled to make $164,115 (the prorated portion of his rookie salary of $310,000). Arrington made $41,600 during his 8 weeks on the practice week. $164,115 + $41,800 = $205,715.
November 19, 2009 update ESPNBoston.Com's Mike Reiss blogged on 11/19 that "Arrington's deal does not include a signing bonus. It has base salaries of $310,000 in 2009 and $395,000 in 2010. There is a 2010 offseason workout bonus of $57,000, in addition to a $50,000 roster bonus in 2010."

Chris Baker - I like to thank Adamjt13 for posting the following information on the PatsFans.Com messageboard - "Five years, $14.4 million, including a $1.5 million signing bonus. There's a $1.2 million option bonus in 2011 and $100,000 workout bonuses each season. His base salaries are $1.6 million, $2.0 million, $2.1 million, $2.6 million and $2.9 million"
March 5, 2010 update With his release on March 4th Chris Baker will count another $1,200,000 against the Patriots 2009 cap.

Tully Banta-Cain - I am presuming that Tully Banta-Cain's deal is a one-year package and that his base salary is $620,000 - the minimum for a player with his experience. I am also presuming that he received a $40,000 signing bonus as part of the deal. As such, his contract qualifies for the veteran minimum benefit, meaning that his salary cap charge is $507,280."
February 23, 2009 update Mike Reiss blogged today that "the contract signed by OLB Tully Banta-Cain is a one-year deal, with a base salary of $620,000. The base salary is the minimum for a player of Banta-Cain's experience. Banta-Cain's contract includes a $25,000 roster bonus, and about $30,000 in a workout bonus. The contract qualifies for the veteran minimum benefit, meaning that Banta-Cain's salary cap charge is reduced."
June 26, 2010 update According to the performance-based program Banta-Cain earned $6,380 in 2009 offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $7,280 that I previously had him earning.

Tyree Barnes - According to the USAToday salary database Barnes received $2,000 as a signing bonus.

Leigh Bodden - Christopher Gasper blogged on 3/11 that a "source said the deal is one year for $2.25 million with $1 million guaranteed. There are no incentives in the deal, a la Shawn Springs, but the deal does include a no-franchise clause, allowing Bodden to test the market again if he has a big season in New England and an extension can't be worked out with the Patriots after the 2009 season. "

Ron Brace - ProFootballTalk.Com's Aaron Wilson reported on July 17, 2009 that "Patriots have agreed to terms on a four-year rookie deal with second-round defensive lineman Ron Brace that includes $2.82 million in guaranteed money and carries a maximum value of nearly $4.5 million, according to a league source. Per the source, Brace will receive a $1.68 million option bonus next March as well as a $454,000 roster bonus in the middle of next month. The first-year salary is guaranteed and the second-year salary will include $373,000 in guaranteed money.The contract includes a fourth-year escalator clause based on playing time that could boost the total value of the deal to the $4.5 million level." I am figuring that the $2.82 million in guaranteed money consists of the following: $454,000 2009 roster bonus, $310,000 2009 salary, $1,680,000 2010 option bonus, and $373,000 of his 2010 $395,000 salary. I am guesstimating that his 2011 salary is $586,000 and that his 2012 salary is $777,000 so that his deal perfectly tracks the 25% rule for rookie deals. With my presumption Brace's contract has a maximum value of $4.202 million excluding offseason bonuses

Tom Brady - From CBS Sportsline's Signing status of AFC 2000 draft picks. Signing bonus: $110,000. Base salaries: $193,000 (2000); $275,000 (2001); $358,000 (2002). Total: three years, $864,400. While CBS Sportsline lists Brady's signing bonus as $110,000, ESPN.Com's Len Pasquarelli listed Brady's 2002 cap figure as $399,833, which would mean that his prorated signing bonus is $12,833 since it would be mean that his signing bonus was $38,400, which seems to be the more reasonable number for a 6th-round pick. I remembered recently in a Boston Globe article that Brady had earned about $70,000 in playing-time incentives this year.
May 9, 2002 update - AdamJT13 in a post to the Patriots NG wrote:"Brady's cap number is $432,873. He has a $375,000 base salary, a $12,833 prorated signing bonus, a $5,040 workout bonus and $40,000 in LTBE incentives (which formerly were NLTBE)."
August 29, 2002 update - From the Boston Globe - "Brady received $4 million of the bonus when he signed the contract, and that will be added to his $375,000 salary for the season. On the first day of the 2003 season, the Patriots have the right to exercise a $6 million option for the rest of the bonus. The contract runs through the 2006 season, and is structured similarly to Richard Seymour's. He signed a two-tiered bonus last year."
September 2 update - From the Boston Herald - "As part of his five-year, $30.52 million deal, Brady will earn $250,000 for every AFC championship and an additional $250,000 for every Super Bowl win he is the quarterback for. He won't receive any bonus money for making his second Pro Bowl, but every Pro Bowl selection thereafter will earn him $500,000. An NFL MVP award is also good for $500,000, while an NFL Offensive MVP award will net him $250,000. Brady received a two-tiered signing bonus worth a total of $9.5 million ($3.5 million this year and $6 million next March). He will keep his $375,000 base salary this year before his salary jumps to $3.1 million in 2003, $5.5 million in 2004, $5.5 million in 2005 and $6 million in 2006.Brady's cap number is only $1.075 million this season. His cap charge jumps to $5.3 million in 2003, $7.7 million in 2004, $7.7 million in 2005 and $8.7 million in 2006. The high cap numbers later in the deal will likely force a restructuring in a few years."
September 4, 2003 update From ESPN.Com's Len Pasquarelli - "The contract extension signed by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady last week is worth more than $30 million in so-called "new money" and keeps his salary cap number more than palatable for this season before escalating dramatically in cap value in its later years. According to NFL Players Association documents obtained by ESPN.com, the third-year veteran received a signing bonus of $3.5 million but kept his 2002 base salary at $375,000, the amount negotiated in his initial rookie contract in 2000. His salary cap value for 2002 is just $1.091 million. But after this year the value of Brady's contract, and the cap charges, spiral upward. Brady is due a $6 million option payment next March (March, 2003) to trigger the remainder of the contract. The base salaries for the four-year extension portion of the deal then become $3.125 million (2003), $5.5 million (2004), $5.5 million (2005) and $6 million (2006). The final season also includes $500,000 in incentives. There are workout bonuses of $5,600 each for 2003 and '04 and $6,160 each for '05 and '06. The total "new money" is $30.148 million. ...The future salary cap charges: $5.33 million ('03); $7.705 million ('04); $7.706 million ('05); and $8.706 million ('06). The term "new money" refers to the total value of the contract, minus what Brady was due under his original deal. The per-year average for the extension is a whopping $7.537 million."
March 26, 2003 update It appears that Brady restructured his contract sometime during late March. The Ickster posted on the KFFL forum that "the NFLPA website is now listing his (Brady) base salary at $450K, where it previously was listed at $3.125M. The $2.675M was probably guaranteed and treated as signing bonus, spread at $668.75K per season over the remaining 4 years of his deal. In short, the move clears $2,006,250 of room on the 2003 cap." I would like to thank the Ickster for pointing out Brady's restructure to the rest of the Patriots fan community.
March 27, 2003 update ESPN.Com's Len Pasquarelli reported that "the maneuver further increases Brady's already lofty cap values for the 2004-2006 seasons by about $670,000 each year. The new cap values for those years become roughly $8.374 million each for 2004-05 and $9.374 for 2006".
December 1, 2003 update Brady's 2003 cap number is $3,323,450 ($450,000 base salary, $2,868,750 signing bonus proration, $4,700 workout bonus) with an additional $500,000 in NLTBE incentives. Brady's 2004 cap number currently is $8,374,350 ($5.5 million base salary, $2,868,750 signing bonus proration and $5,600 workout bonus) with an additional $500,000 in NLTBE incentives. His cap numbers are $8,874,910 for 2005 and $9,374,910 for 2006.
September 10, 2004 update From the Boston Herald - "Sources confirmed last night that the Pats guaranteed Brady's $5.5 million base salary in 2004, a maneuver that saved the Pats around $3 million against this year's salary cap but pushed Brady's future cap numbers into Law's neighborhood." Brady's 2004 cap number is now $5,064,350.
October 17, 2004 update ESPN.Com 's Len Pasquarelli reported that "It is believed that Brady's cap charge for 2005 is now about $10.29 million and that his charge for the '06 season exceeds $14 million."
April 2, 2005 update Pete Prisco reported that Tom Brady "has a cap figure of $10.02 million this season and $14.02 million in 2006 (including a $3 million roster bonus)."
May 8, 2005 update ESPN.Com's Len Pasquarelli reported that "according to documents obtained by ESPN.com, the contract includes a $14.5 million signing bonus and a $12 million option bonus that is due next spring. The base salaries are $1 million (for 2005), $4 million ('06), $6 million ('07), $5 million ('08), $2.3 million ('09) and $3.5 million ('10). There are roster bonuses of $3 million each in the final three years of the contract. Brady will have a salary cap charge of $8.429 million for 2005, which is between $1.5 million and $2 million less than under his old contract. But his cap number for 2006 jumps to a prohibitive $14.423 million, meaning the contract will have to be revisited probably by converting the option bonus into a signing bonus, which can then be prorated. There are also guarantees, such as injury guarantees in the 2007 and '08 seasons, in the deal. Over the first three years of the contract, a measuring stick that is often used now by many agents and teams to gauge comparative value, the deal averages $13.111 million." Adamjt13 supplemented Pasquarelli's report with "Brady's entire $6 million salary in 2007 and $2 million of his salary in 2008 are guaranteed if he's injured" and "the option is only for 2010, so he would still be signed through 2009. But his 2006 salary would jump to $6.7 million, fully guaranteed if he gets injured, and his 2009 salary would jump to $5 million. My note: Brady's 2006 option bonus is already being prorated. I can't explain why Pasquarelli would write what he did but I do know that he was wrong.
June 14, 2005 update Nick Cafardo reported in the Boston Globe: "Some interesting tidbits from the 22-page contract of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, which was signed May 4:


August 7, 2005 updateYou can see how Brady's new deal compares to his old deal at tombrady.gif
September 7, 2005 update, A NFLPA.org research document indirectly shows that Brady earned $4,180 in offseason workout bonus money.
January 26, 2006 update On January 22nd the Boston Globe had in their written edition of the Boston Sunday Globe a chart listing the 2006 cap hits for all of the players signed for the 2006 season. Brady's 2006 cap hit was listed as $14.42 million.
July 17, 2006 update John Clayton reported in a ESPN.Com article that "Brady has a $15.67 million cap hit." In order for that to be true, Brady must have $1,750,000 LTBE incentive in his contract.
September 3, 2006 update Rick Gosselin reported in a Dallas Morning News that "Brady has a $13.83 million cap hit." In order for that to be true, Brady must not have $1,750,000 LTBE incentive in his contract and not earned his $100,000 offseason workout bonus money.
May 4, 2007 update According to Mike Reiss' blog - "The Patriots took Brady's $6 million base salary in 2007 and paid $5.28 million of it to Brady in the form of a signing bonus. That lowered Brady's base salary in 2007 to $720,000. By restructuring Brady's contract, the Patriots saved $3.96 million in cap space in 2007. As for the rest of the deal, Brady's base salary remained the same in 2008, at $5 million. His base salary increased to $5 million in 2009. He was previously scheduled to earn $2.3 million in base salary in 2009. Brady's base salary remained the same in 2010, at $3.5 million. Brady did not take a pay cut as part of the restructure."
November 3, 2007 update Adamjt13 reported on a Cowboys-related forum that Brady's 2007 cap number was 7,345,160 which most likely means that Brady "only" earned $5,160 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $106,720 that I previously had him earning.
November 6, 2008 update According to the USAToday salary database Brady earned $1,320 in offseason workout bonus money.
March 3, 2009 update Brady was paid a $3,000,000 roster bonus on February 27th.

Wesley Britt I am presuming that Britt received a $445,000 ERFA tender.
November 7, 2008 update According to the USAToday salary database Britt earned $5,640 in offseason workout bonus money.
March 17, 2009 update Pats1 noticed that Britt's salary was $535,000.
September 6, 2009 update With his release on September 5th Wesley Britt will presumably count $7,280 in offseason workout bonus money. Since I have no idea how offseason workout sessions Britt actually attended, I am taking the safe route by presuming that he attended all of them.

Patrick Brown - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Patrick Brown is making $88,400 this season while on the practice squad.
September 27, 2009 update Patrick Brown earned $15,600 during his 3 weeks on the practice squad.

Tedy Bruschi Mike Reiss blogged on March 3rd that "Bruschi inked a two-year deal, and received a $1.2 million signing bonus. His base salary for 2008 is $1 million. Bruschi's base salary increases to $1.9 million in 2009. There are workout bonuses in each year."
August 31, 2009 update With his retirement on August 31st Tedy Bruschi will count $707,280 (the remaining amortization of his signing bonus and $107,280 in offseason workour bonus money) against the Patriots 2009 cap.

Derrick Burgess - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Derrick Burgess is making $2,000,000 this season while on the Patriots roster.

Prescott Burgess - Prescott Burgess earned $27,058 during his 1 week on the 53-man roster and $5,200 during his 1 week on the practice squad for a total of $32,258.

George Bussey - Unsigned draft picks are automatically tendered a salary of $310,000.
August 8, 2009 updateI am estimating that George Bussey received a $152,000 signing bonus as part of a 4-year deal.
September 6, 2009 update George Bussey's salaries were scheduled to be $310,000 in 2009, $395,000 in 2010, $480,000 in 2011, and $565,000 in 2012. I am presuming that he signed a split salary contract which would lower his 2009 salary to $240,000.
December 21, 2009 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Bussey received a $151,833 signing bonus. It appears that my 9/6 presumption that Bussey's salary was lowered once he was placed on IR was incorrect.

Darius Butler - According to ProFootballTalk.Com - "Per a league source, Butler will receive a roster bonus of $440,000 and a guaranteed option bonus of $1.6275 million. We're told that this amount exceeds the bonus money given to last year's ninth pick in round two by 38 percent. Butler also is eligible for a one-time "log" bonus (if you don't know what that means, you need to visit PFT more often) of $150,000. He'll receive base salaries of $310,000 in 2009, $395,000 in 2010, $582,500 in 2011, and $770,000 in 2012...Butler's option bonus will be earned and paid on March 15, 2010."
July 12, 2009 update Pats1 posted a breakdown of Butler's cap hits. It can be found at pats1butlerbreakdown.jpg

Matt Cassel - The Boston Globe reported on July 3rd that "Cassel accepted a four-year, $1.439 million deal, including a $54,000 signing bonus." Cassell's 2005 cap charge will be $243,500.
December 1, 2007 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Cassel earned $5,640 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.
November 7, 2008 update According to the USAToday salary database Cassel earned $5,640 in offseason workout bonus money.
February 6, 2009 update The 2009 franchise tag for quarterbacks is $14,651,000.

Patrick Chung - Patrick Chung's salaries are $310,000 in 2009, $480,000 in 2010, $510,000 in 2011, and $600,000 in 2012.
December 21, 2009 update According to the USAToday salary database Chung received a $2,000,000 signing bonus and a $75,000 roster bonus.

Rosevelt Colvin - ESPN.Com's Len Pasquarelli reported that "Although most reports had the Colvin contract as a seven-year, $30 million deal, NFLPA salary documents show it at six years, $25.85 million. Essentially, for a veteran some people felt was the premier player in the unrestricted pool, the Patriots paid only the going rate for a linebacker, a little over $4 million annually. There is a $6 million signing bonus and base salaries of $550,000 (for 2003), $2.1 million (2004), $2.6 million (2005), $3.6 million (2006), $4.6 million (2007) and $5.5 million (2008). There are additional incentives of $300,000 each for the final three years."
April 21, 2004 update Noticed today that Colvin's 2004 salary was now listed as $535,000. As a part of a reply to my PatsFans.Com message board post Adamjt13 reported that "Colvin got a $1.565 million salary advance (prorated at $313,000 per season), with the remaining $535,000 fully guaranteed. His new cap number is $1,853,600 (he also has $300,000 in NLTBE incentives). The renegotiation reduced his cap number by $1,252,000". This restructure adds $313,000 to Colvin's cap figures for the next 4 years.
March 4, 2005 update It appears that Colvin redid his deal. For the longest time his 2005 salary was listed as $2,600,000. It is now listed as $540,000. It appears to me that the Pats converted $2,060,000 of his salary into a signing bonus saving $1,545,000 on this year's cap but adding $515,000 to Colvin's cap hits in 2006, 2007, and 2008.
April 8, 2006 update I now believe that Colvin's $300,000 incentive for this year is being classified as NTLBE.
December 1, 2007 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Colvin earned $5,160 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.
February 5, 2008 update According to the Boston Globe's Mike Reiss Colvin's 2008 cap figure is $7.6 million which must mean that his $300,000 incentive is currently classified as LTBE.
December 6, 2008 update I am presuming that Colvin signed a deal that qualifies for the veteran minimum treatment. $445,000 / 17 * 4 = $104,706.

Dan Connolly - According to the NFLPA.org website Connolly got an one-year deal that included a $370,000 salary.
October 20, 2008 update Connolly earned $152,348 during his time on the 53-man roster.
November 7, 2008 update According to the USAToday salary database Connolly earned $5,640 in offseason workout bonus money.
November 22, 2008 update Connolly was signed to the practice squad with 10 weeks left in the season. Connolly's practice squad salary is larger than the minimum, $150,000 versus $88,400. $150,000 / 17 * 10 = $88,235.
January 1, 2009 update When Connolly was elevated to the 2008 53-man roster on December 13th, 2008, he signed a two-year deal that had as his 2009 salary as $460,000.
December 26, 2009 update On December 23rd ESPNBoston.Com's Mike Reiss blogged that "Connolly receives a $325,000 signing bonus as part of the new deal. His base salary will be $600,000 in 2010 and $725,000 in 2011. The deal includes workout bonuses of $50,000 in 2010 and 2011." As part of his salary Connolly's 2009 salary was increased to $743,333. $743,333/17 * 3 = $131,176. $460,000/17 * 14 = $378,824. $131, 176 + $378, 824 = $510,000.
June 26, 2010 update According to the performance-based program Connolly earned $6,890 in 2009 offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $7,280 that I previously had him earning.

Shawn Crable - Crable's contract is a four-year deal, with a $760,500 signing bonus. The base salaries are:

Going past Patriots rookie contracts the final year probably includes an escalator that could increase the value of the base salary based on playing time in the first three years of the deal.

Angelo Craig - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Angelo Craig signed a three-year deal.

Bruce Davis - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Bruce Davis is making $150,000 this season while on the practice squad. $150,000 divided by 17 games times 13 (# of games Davis is scheduled to be on the practice squad) = $114,705.

Tyson Devree - Practice squad players, like Devree, make $5,200 a week or $88,400 for the 17-week season. Devree made $5,200 during his one-week stint on the Patriots practice squad that lasted from September 1st to September 4th.
October 3, 2008 update Devree was re-signed to the practice squad on the 17th of September. Therefore, he is scheduled to be on the practice squad for 16 weeks of the season. $5,200 * 16 = $83,200.
November 23, 2008 update Devree was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on November 17th. He earned $52,000 during his ten weeks on the practice squad and is scheduled to earn $104,118 during his six weeks on the 53-man roster.
January 10, 2009 update DeVree has a 2009 salary of $385,000 and a 2010 salary of $470,000.

Mark Dillard - Practice squad players, like Dillard, make $5,200 a week or $88,400 for the 17-week season. Dillard made $5,200 during his one-week stint on the Patriots practice squad.
September 15, 2008 update Dillard was re-signed to the practice squad on the 15th of September. Therefore, he is scheduled to be on the practice squad for the last 15 weeks of the season. $5,200 * 16 = $83,200.
October 3, 2008 update Dillard was waived from the practice squad on the 24th of September. Therefore, he earned $5,200 during his second stint on the practice squad or a total of $10,400 total for the season.
October 22, 2008 update Dillard was signed to the practice squad for the 3rd time on October 22nd. Therefore, he is scheduled to be on the practice squad for the last 10 weeks of the season. $5,200 * 10 = $52,000. $52,000 +$10,400 = $62,400.

Damane Duckett - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Damane Duckett received a one-year deal with a $535,000 salary.

Julian Edelman - The Boston Globe's Christopher Gasper blogged on 7/17/2009 that "Edelman has signed a four-year deal with a $48,700 signing bonus."

Heath Evans- In his March 6, 2007 blog Mike Reiss reported that "Evans received a two-year, $1.56 million package. Evans received a base salary of $595,000 in 2007 and $720,000 in 2008. His signing bonus was $250,000. Evans' salary cap hit for 2007 is $720,000."
December 1, 2007 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Evans earned $840 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.
November 7, 2008 update According to the USAToday salary database Evans earned $840 in offseason workout bonus money.

Kevin Faulk - From ProFootballTalk.Com - "Kevin Faulk will get $15.05 million over six years from the Patriots, including a $1.95 million signing bonus. His three-year take is $6.05 million." As listed on the NFLPA.Org site Kevin Faulk's salaries are as follows: (2004 - $550,000; 2005 - $1,400,000; 2006 - $1,900,000; 2007 - $1,900,000; 2008 - $2,400,000; 2009 - $2,900,000) His workout bonuses are $55,600, $106,160, $106,160, $106,720, $106,720 and $106,720. For the seasons 2007 through 2009, Kevin Faulk has a $500,000 roster bonus. He also has $250,000 in incentives each season -- NLTBE in 2004 and 2005, LTBE in 2006 through 2009. His cap numbers are $930,600, $1,831,160, $2,581,160, $3,081,720, $3,581,720 and $4,081,720.
April 6, 2005 update - It appears that Faulk redid his deal. For the longest time his 2005 salary was listed as $1,400,000. It is now listed as $540,000. It appears to me that the Pats converted $860,000 of his salary into a signing bonus saving $688,000 on this year's cap but adding $172,000 to Faulk's cap hits in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.
January 16, 2005 update - Mike Reiss reported in the Boston Globe that Kevin Faulk's 2006 cap number is $2.5 million. I had it as $2.7 million so I am presuming that the $250,000 LTBE incentive is now NLTBE and therefore does not count against the cap.
August 30, 2008 update - Since Kevin Faulk was suspended for one game, his 2008 salary is now for 16 weeks or $2,258,816.
December 21, 2009 update According to the USAToday salary database Faulk's 2009 cap number is $4,254,280 which must mean that his $250,000 incentive is being classified as LTBE this season.

Jabar Gaffney - Gaffney's $585,000 salary is eligible for the Minimum Salary Benefit for Veteran Players as laid out in the CBA extension. Gaffeny is scheduled to be on the 53-man roster for the last 12 weeks of the season. $585,000/17 * 12 = $412,941.
October 18, 2006 update From Mike Reiss' 10/18/2006 notebook report blog - "The contract that wide receiver Jabar Gaffney signed with the Patriots is a two-year package, with a base salary of $585,000 in 2006 and $595,000 in 2007. There is no signing bonus in the deal, which also includes some incentives."
January 16, 2007 According to Mike Reiss' mailbag - "Gaffney's base salary in 2007 is $595,000, he has a $25,000 workout bonus, $125,000 worth of likely to be earned incentives and $400,000 in not likely to be earned incentives."
December 1, 2007 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Gaffney's 2007 cap number is $626,700 which must mean that his LTBE incentive was actually NLTBE.
March 8, 2008 update On March 8th the Boston Globe's Mike Reiss blogged that "WR Jabar Gaffney's contract is a one-year package with a $700,000 base salary. He received a $500,000 signing bonus as part of the deal, as well as a $75,000 workout bonus. Gaffney's salary cap charge is $1.281 million."

Joey Galloway - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Joey Galloway signed a one-year deal with a $1,150,000 salary.
April 1, 2009 update On April 1st the Boston Globe's Mike Reiss blogged that "Galloway's deal also includes a $600,000 signing bonus. That puts his salary cap charge at approximately $1.75 million for the 2009 season."

Stephen Gostkowski- From Mike Reiss' blog - "Kicker Stephen Gostkowski's four-year deal includes a $425,000 signing bonus and incentives that could increase the base salary in the final year"
December 1, 2007 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Gostkowski earned $5,640 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.
November 16, 2008 update According to the USAToday salary database Gostkowkski earned $5,640 in offseason workout bonus money.
December 31, 2008 update I am presuming that Gostkowski has done enough to earn his escalator which will boost his 2009 salary from $530,000 to $1,010,000 (the lowest RFA tender).

Adrian Grady - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Adrian Grady is making $88,400 this season while on the practice squad.
October 22, 2009 update Grady earned $20,800 during the 4 weeks that he was on the practice squad.
November 19, 2009 update Grady is scheduled to earn $57,200 during his 11 weeks on the practice squad.

Jarvis Green- Here are the new salaries for Green:


Mike Felger of the Boston Herald reported:"Sources say Green's deal will be for five years and worth between $12-$18 million depending on how many incentives he hits. Green is also expected to receive a signing bonus in the range of $3.5 million, with a roster bonus next year of around $2 million."
March 17, 2005 update Mike Reiss reported for the Boston Herald: "As for Green, his five-year deal includes a $3 million signing bonus and a $2.5 million roster bonus in 2006. The potential total value of the deal - not including escalators - is $13.1 million. Green has roster bonuses of $200,000 in 2007 and $400,000 in 2008 and 2009. His base salaries are $455,000 (2005), $545,000 (2006), $1.5 million (2007), $2 million (2008) and $2.5 million (2009)."
December 1, 2007 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Green earned $5,160 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning. Also according to the USAToday NFL player salary database Green earned $500,000 in other bonus money, rather than the $200,000 that I previously had him earning so Green must have reached an escalator increasing his roster bonus from $200,000 to $500,000.
March 16, 2008 update Continuing on the presumption that Green reached an escalator that increased his 2007 roster bonus from $200,000 to $500,000 I think that it is reasonable to presume that Green's 2008 and 2009 bonuses were also increased by $300,000.
November 16, 2008 update According to the USAToday salary database Green earned $5,640 in offseason workout bonus money. Also according to the USAToday NFL player salary database Green earned $1,200,000 in other bonus money, rather than the $700,000 that I previously had him earning so Green must have reached an escalator increasing his roster bonus from $400,000 to $1,200,000.
December 31, 2008 update I am presuming that Green has done enough to earn his $1.9 million escalator for the 2009 season.
January 25, 2009 update I am presuming that Green has done enough to earn his $2.3 million escalator for the 2009 season. Green has already done enough to earn $400,000 of the $2.3 million and I am presuming that it is guaranteed. I am presuming that Green has done enough to earn his second 2009 roster bonus because it was based on 2007/2008 playing time. Jarvis played in all 16 games in 2007 and started 10.
December 21, 2009 update According to the USAToday salary database Green earned $1,000,000 in other bonus money so Green's escalator for the 2009 season was $1,000,000, not the $2.3 million I was previously using.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis - Practice squad players, like Green-Ellis, make $5,200 a week, or $88,400 for the 17-week season.
October 20, 2008 update BenJarvus was promoted to the 53-man roster on the 11th of October. He made $26,000 during his time on the practice. He is scheduled to make $208,235 in the last 12 weeks.
January 10, 2009 update The Law Firm has a 2009 salary of $385,000 and a 2010 salary of $470,000.
June 26, 2010 update According to the performance-based program Green_Eliis earned $6,890 in 2009 offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $7,280 that I previously had him earning.

Matt Gutierrez - On May 15 Mike Reiss reported in his blog that Gutierrez received a $10,000 signing bonus as part of a two-year deal with the Patriots.
September 10, 2008 Gutierrez was signed to the practice squad with 16 weeks left in the season at a salary of $370,000. $370,000 / 17 * 16 = $348,235.
September 13, 2008 Gutierrez was promoted to the 53-man salary.
January 10, 2009 update Gutierrez has a 2009 salary of $460,000.

Gary Guyton - On May 15 Mike Reiss reported in his blog that Guyton received a $12,000 signing bonus as part of a two-year deal with the Patriots.
January 10, 2009 update Guyton has a 2009 salary of $385,000.
June 26, 2010 update According to the performance-based program Guyton earned $6,760 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $7,280 that I previously had him earning.

Chris Hanson - On September 6th the Boston Globe's Mike Reiss blogged that the "contract signed by punter Chris Hanson is a two-year deal with base salaries of $595,000 in 2007 and $730,000 in 2008. The deal does not include a signing bonus" which means that his deal does not qualify for the vet min exemption.
March 6, 2009 update I am presuming that the contract signed by Chris Hanson is a one-year deal with a base salary of $745,000. The base salary is the minimum for a player with his experience. Such a contract qualifies for the veteran minimum benefit, meaning that Hanson's salary cap charge is reduced.

Rodney Harrison - On 3/13 Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wrote - "Harrison ended up with a six-year deal worth $14.5 million with a $2.5 million signing bonus and a base salary this upcoming season of $655,000, the veteran minimum. That averages out to $2.41 million a year over the life of the contract and leaves Harrison with a cap figure of a little more than $1 million this season after his prorated bonus is added to his base pay."
March 14, 2003 update ESPN.Com's Len Pasquarelli reported that "Harrison signed a six-year contract worth $14.45 million, but no one expects him to play more than two or three years of the deal. His signing bonus was $2.5 million and, in the first three years of the package, he will earn $6.655 million."
March 17, 2003 update The Boston Herald's Kevin Mannix reported that "Safety Rodney Harrison's deal with the Pats calls for a $2.5 million signing bonus this year as well as $250,000 roster bonuses in 2004 and 2005. His base salaries are $655,000 this year, followed by $1.45 million, $1.55 million, $2.12 million, $2.7 million and $3.8 million."
August 14, 2005 update Rodney Harrison's salary on the NFLPA site changed from $1,550,000 to $1,750,000 so it appears that the Patriots gave Harrison a $200,000 raise.
September 27, 2005 update Rodney Harrison's salary on the NFLPA site changed from $1,750,000 to $765,000 so $985,000 was probably guaranteed and treated as signing bonus, spread at $246,250 per season over the remaining 4 years of his deal. In short, the move cleared $738,750 of room on the 2005 Patriots cap.
April 17, 2006 update According to the NFLPA.org site, Harrison's 2008 salary is scheduled to be $3 million, not $3.8 million as mentioned in the above Mannix report.
September 1, 2007 update According to a post by Adamjt13 Rodney's 2007 salary was decreased on May 9th from $2.7 million to $2 million. Since Harrison was suspended without pay for 4 weeks, his 2007 salary is now $1,529,412 ($2,000,000/17 * 13).
December 1, 2007 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Harrison earned $840 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.
November 16, 2008 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Harrison earned $840 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.

Ellis Hobbs III - From Mike Reiss' must-read blog - "* Cornerback Ellis Hobbs, selected 84th overall (third round), signed a five-year contract with an $825,000 signing bonus. Not including escalators, the package is worth $2.75 million. The base salaries are the minimum in each year: $230,000 (2005), $310,000 (2006), $385,000 (2007), $460,000 (2008 ) and $545,000 (2009). There are escalators in the deal that could increase the base salaries in the final two seasons."
December 1, 2007 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Hobbs earned $5,160 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.
March 4, 2008 update According to the NFLPA.org site Hobbs' 2008 salary is now scheduled to be $1.46 million so it appeared that Hobbs reached some escalators that caused his 2008 salary to increase by $940,000.
November 16, 2008 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Hobbs earned $5,160 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.
December 31, 2008 update I am presuming that when Hobbs reached the escalators for the 2008 season that they also increased his 2009 salary by at least the same amount.
March 3, 2009 update According to the NFLPA.org site Hobbs' 2009 salary is now scheduled to be $2.545 million so it appeared that Hobbs reached some escalators that caused his 2009 salary to increase by $2,000,000.
April 26, 2009 update With his trade on April 26th Ellis Hobbs will count $165,000 (the remaining amortization of his signing bonus) against the Patriots 2009 cap.

Russ Hochstein- In the spring of 2004 it was widely reported that Hochstein signed a 3-year extension with the Patriots. USA Today reported that Hochstein received a $200,000 signing bonus bonus in 2004.
January 26, 2006 update On January 22nd the Boston Globe had in their written edition of the Boston Sunday Globe a chart listing the 2006 cap hits for all of the players signed for the 2006 season. Hochstein's cap hit was listed as $1.17 or $1,170,000. In a PatsFans.Com message board discussion about the Boston Globe's offseason previer chart Adamjt13 reported that "Green's number must be a typo, but the others are correct. Some of those include incentives for 2006 that currently are LTBE" so I am adding a $500,000 LTBE incentive to Hochstein's cap number.
March 5, 2006 update I am presuming that the Patriots removed the $500,000 LTBE incentive from Hochstein's contract.
June 6, 2006 update ESPN.Com's Len Pasquarelli reported that the "two additional years are worth about $1.8 million and include a $400,000 signing bonus. Hochstein, 28, will earn base salaries of $600,000 in 2007 and $730,000 in 2008 under the extension. His scheduled base salary for this season, of $600,000, is unchanged. He could earn an additional $800,000 in the extension part of the contract, based on a number of variables."
March 2, 2009 update I am presuming that the contract signed by Russ Hochstein is a one-year deal with a base salary of $745,000. The base salary is the minimum for a player of Hochstein's experience. Such a contract qualifies for the veteran minimum benefit, meaning that Hochstein's salary cap charge is reduced.
August 31,2009 update With his trade on August 25th I am presuming that Russ Hochstein will count $57,280 (the remaining amortization of his $50,000 signing bonus and $7,280 in offseason workout bonus money) against the Patriots 2009 cap.

Nathan Hodel- I am presuming that the contract signed by Nathan Hodel is a one-year deal with a base salary of $745,000. The base salary is the minimum for a player of Hodel's experience. Such a contract qualifies for the veteran minimum benefit, meaning that Hodel's salary cap charge is reduced.

Brian Hoyer - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Hoyer is signed through the 2011 season.
May 26, 2009 update In his May 26th mailbag the Boston Glone's Mike Reiss reported that "Hoyer received a $12,000 signing bonus.
December 21, 2009 update According to the USAToday NFL salary database Hoyer received a $12,500 signing bonus.

Jake Ingram - Unsigned draft picks are automatically tendered a salary of $310,000.
August 8, 2009 updateI am estimating that Jake Ingram received a $95,000 signing bonus as part of a 4-year deal.
December 21, 2009 update According to the USAToday NFL salary database Ingram received a $12,500 signing bonus.

Larry Izzo-  Izzo's cap figure comes from CBS Sportsline's article on his signing "Izzo, 26, signed a four-year, $2.183 million contract. It includes a $275,000 signing bonus and base salaries of $477,000 each 2001-2004". Please note that the 2004 minimum salary for a player with Izzo's experience is $660,000. So, before March 3, Izzo's salary will be raised from $477,000 to $660,000 and his offseason workout bonus will increase from $5,200 to $5,600. The effect of these two changes will increase Izzo's 2004 cap number from $600,950 to $734,350.
October 9, 2004 update ESPN.Com's Len Pasquarelli reported that "Izzo got $150,000 to sign and base salaries of $665,000 and $670,000." The $150,000 signing bonus will be prorated $50,000 a year over the 2004-2006 seasons. Therefore, Izzo's salary cap figures will be $721,160 (2005) and $726,160 (2006).
March 10, 2007 update Mike Reiss reported on March 8th in his blog - "When linebacker Larry Izzo re-signed with the Patriots earlier this week, the deal was a one-year package for $820,000. Izzo receives a $40,000 signing bonus. This contract qualifies for the veteran minimum benefit, meaning that Izzo's salary cap number will be about $482,000.
August 28, 2007 update According to the USAToday NFL salary database Izzo earned $4,400 in offseason workout bonus money in 2006.
March 7, 2008 update On March 2 the Boston Globe's Mike Reiss blogged that "Patriots special teams captain Larry Izzo's contract is a one-year agreement. Izzo will earn the veteran minimum $830,000 in 2008. He received a $40,000 signing bonus, qualifying him for the veteran minimum benefit which reduces his salary cap charge."
November 22, 2008 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Izzo earned $5,160 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.

Chad Jackson- From Mike Reiss' blog - "Chad Jackson's rookie deal with the Patriots is a four-year package that doesn't include a signing bonus. Jackson will be paid a $452,000 roster bonus and has a $1.64 million option bonus, which is probably payable in March. He receives $90,000 workout bonuses in both 2008 and 2009, and $250,000 of his base salary is guaranteed in 2007. He also has a $100,000 bonus for winning the Rookie of the Year". Since Jackson's future salaries are $360,200 in 2007, $451,800 in 2008, and 633,000 in 2009, it seems safe to presume that his 2007 option bonus is protected by those salaries, that is, if he does not get the option bonus, those future salaries become guaranteed.
December 1, 2007 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Jackson's option bonus was $1,647,500.

Lamont Jordan - According to the NFLPA.org website Jordan got an one-year deal that included a $850,000 salary.
August 13, 2008 update On August 13th the Boston Globe Mike Reiss blogged that "As part of the one-year contract he signed with the club on July 26, Jordan is slated to earn a base salary of $850,000. There is no signing bonus as part of the deal, but Jordan can earn up to $1.15 million in performance-based incentives."

Nick Kaczur - From Mike Reiss' blog - "Offensive tackle/guard Nick Kaczur, selected 100th overall (third round), signed a five-year contract with a $660,000 signing bonus. Not including escalators, the deal is worth $2.59 million. The base salaries are the minimum in each year: $230,000 (2005), $310,000 (2006), $385,000 (2007), $460,000 (2008 ) and $545,000 (2009). Like Hobbs, Kaczur has escalators in the deal that could increase the base salaries in the later years of the deal."
December 1, 2007 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Kaczur earned $5,160 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.
March 4, 2008 update According to the NFLPA.org site Kaczur's 2008 salary is now scheduled to be $1.26 million so it appeared that Kaczur had earned some escalators that caused his 2008 salary to increase by $740,000.
November 22, 2008 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Kaczur earned $5,640 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.
December 31, 2008 update I am presuming that when Kaczur reached the escalators for the 2008 season that they also increased his 2009 salary by at least the same amount.
March 3, 2009 update According to the NFLPA.org site Kaczur's 2009 salary is now scheduled to be $2.27 million so it appeared that Kaczur had earned some escalators that caused his 2009 salary to increase by $1,725,000.
August 24, 2009 update The Boston Globe's Mike Reiss blogged on 8/24/2009 that the "The following are details from Nick Kaczur's contract extension, which extends through 2012. The base salaries are as follows:

The deal includes an option bonus of $3.5 million. It is not known when the option bonus is due, but there is a clause in the contract that says if the option is not exercised, Kaczur's base salary would jump to $2.72 million in 2009. That seems to mean that Kaczur's option bonus is due at some point this year. Kaczur also has workout bonuses of $100,000 in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Eric Kettani - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Kettani is signed through the 2009 season.
December 28, 2009 update According to the USAToday NFL salary database Kettani received a $2,000 signing bonus. I am presuming that the bonus will count against the Patriots 2009 cap even though Kettani's contract was tolled to the 2010 season.

Dan Koppen - On 7/21 the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo reported that the "Patriots also signed a four-year deal with fifth-round pick Dan Koppen, a center from Boston College, who received a $115,000 signing bonus to go with minimum salaries of $225,000, $305,000, $380,000, and $460,000. Koppen, the 164th player taken, also will have the opportunity to earn escalators in the first three years of the deal."
July 22, 2003 update From ESPN.Com - "Signing bonus: $116,000. Base salaries: $225,000 (2003); $305,000 (2004); $380,000 (2005); $460,000 (2006, includes escalator). Total: four years, $1,486,000. Cap charge: $254,000."
October 27, 2005 update USA Today reported that Koppen received a $35,000 roster bonus in 2004. I am presuming that he will receive the same amount in 2005. On 10/25/2005 the Boston Globe's Mike Reiss reported that Koppen's 2005 cap number was $448,620, which most likely means that Koppen earned $4,620 in offseason workout bonus money and not the maximum of $6,160.
January 26, 2006 update On January 22nd the Boston Globe had in their written edition of the Boston Sunday Globe a chart listing the 2006 cap hits for all of the players signed for the 2006 season. Koppen's cap hit was listed as $.050 or $500,000 so I am no longer including the $35,000 roster bonus in my calculations of Koppen's cap number.
March 2, 2006 update Koppen's 2006 salary used to be listed as $460,000 on the NFLPA site. It is now listed as $1,573,000 so it appears that he must have reached some of his escalators.
October 24, 2006 update Mike Reiss reported about Koppen's extension - "Center Dan Koppen's five-year contract extension -- which could be worth $20 million and includes a $7.5 million signing bonus -- puts him among the top-five-paid players at his position in average salary. Cleveland's LeCharles Bentley ($6 million per year) is the league's top-paid center, followed by the Vikings' Matt Birk ($4.25 million). Koppen, whose extension could average as much as $4 million per year with incentives, is part of the next group, with the Steelers' Jeff Hartings ($4 million) and the Bears' Olin Kreutz ($3.8 million). Part of Koppen's signing bonus will be paid now, the remainder in January. The $7.5 million bonus is the second-largest in league history for a center, behind Bentley ($8.25 million). In addition, Koppen will be paid $12.5 million in the first three years of the deal." Koppen's salaries are as follows - $1.573 million in 2006, $900,000 in 2007, $1,400,000 in 2008, $2,400,000 in 2009, $2,900,000 in 2010, and $2,900,000 in 2011. I am presuming that the $7. 5 million is being prorated over 5 years. Please note the contracts signed in the 2006 season can only be prorated over 5 years even if they run longer than 5 years.
October 25, 2006 update - Mike Reiss reported today in the Boston Globe - "The details of center Dan Koppen's five-year contract extension are in, and as expected, the Patriots used some of their salary cap surplus in 2006 with some creative accounting. Within the deal is a $1.927 million playing time incentive for special teams in 2006, which is classified as a likely-to-be-earned incentive. But the design is that Koppen won't earn that incentive, which will allow the Patriots to be credited $1.927 million on the 2007 salary cap. In short, it's a way for the Patriots to use some of their surplus this year, while at the same time, giving themselves future financial flexibility. With that special teams incentive, Koppen's salary cap hit for 2006 is $5.033 million. His previous salary cap hit was $1.6 million, so the Patriots are using about $3.4 million more of their salary cap space for 2006 as a result of Koppen's deal. The team now has approximately $7 million of cap space.Koppen's deal includes a $7.5 million signing bonus -- payable in two parts -- and base salaries of $1.573 million (2006), $900,000 (2007), $1.4 million (2008), $2.4 million (2009), $2.9 million (2010), and $2.9 million (2011). The deal includes workout bonuses of $107,000 in each year from 2007-2011, and roster bonuses of $500,000 in 2010 and 2011."

Paris Lenon - He has a 2009 salary of $750,000.
May 30, 2009 update - On May 29th the Boston Globe's Mike Reiss blogged that Lenon's contract "is a one-year pact with a base salary of $750,000. Lenon receives a $50,000 signing bonus as part of the deal, and there are $200,000 worth of incentives in the package. Lenon's salary cap charge is $800,000."
September 6, 2009 update With his release on September 5th Paris Lenon will count $50,000 (the remaining amortization of his signing bonus) against the Patriots 2009 cap.

Matt Levoir - He has a 2009 salary of $460,000.
August 25, 2009 update - On August 25th the Boston Globe's Mike Reiss blogged that "LeVoir, who enters his third NFL season, received a $400,000 signing bonus and is also due a $25,000 roster bonus in 2009.He will earn base salaries of $460,000 in 2009, $550,000 in 2010 and $690,000 in 2011. The deal also includes workout bonuses of $50,000 in both 2010 and 2011."

Greg Lewis - Greg Lewis has a 2009 salary of $650,000; a 2010 salary of $670,000 and a 2011 salary of $725,000. In 2010 and 2011 his salary can be increased by $1.25 million if he earns the escalator clauses.

Matt Light - From ESPN.Com's Signing status of AFC 2001 draft picks. Signing bonus: $1,305,000. Base salaries: $260,000 (2001); $325,000 (2002); $390,000 (2003); $455,000 (2004). Total: four years, $2,735,000.
August 24, 2004 update - The following sentences in this paragraph are a paraphrase from an Adamjt13 post. Please note that the combined salaries, roster bonuses and reporting bonuses in all capped years (currently through 2006) of the contract must be at least as much as the combined prorated bonuses in capped years of the contract. If they are not, a charge, typically called the "Deion Charge" since I believe it was first applied to a Deion Sanders contract, is added in capped years to make them equal, although not more than half of the average proration can be added. The added charges in capped years are then credited back in equal portions in the uncapped years.
In Light's case, the combined salaries, roster bonuses and reporting bonuses for the first 3 years of his contract totaled out to $975,000. The combined prorated bonuses in capped years of his contract (2001-2003) totaled out to be $978,750. That is a $3,750 difference. There was a $1,250 charge added to Light's cap numbers for the years 2001 through 2003 and then there will be a $3,750 credit subtracted from Light's 2004 cap number.
October 5, 2004 update - ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reported that "ESPN.Com has learned that the Super Bowl champions have reached agreement on a six-year contract extension for starting offensive tackle Matt Light, a deal that runs through the 2010 season. The extension is worth $27 million and includes total bonus money of $9 million."
October 9, 2004 update ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reported that "Light got a signing bonus of $2.5 million and an option bonus of $6.5 million payable next spring. His base salaries are $1 million each in 2005 and 2006, then $3.5 million (2007), $3.75 million (2008), $4.25 million (2009) and $4.5 million (2010)." The $2.5 million signing bonus will be prorated $416,667 a year over the 2004-2009 seasons. The $6.5 million option bonus will be prorated $1,300,000 a year over the 2005-2009 seasons. Therefore, Light's salary cap figures will be $2,722,827 (2005); $2,722,827 (2006); $5,223,387 (2007); $5,466,667 (2008), $5,966,667 (2009),$4,500,000 (2010).
January 10, 2006 update Mike Reiss reported in his mailbag:"The Patriots with the highest cap numbers for 2006 are: Tom Brady ($14.4 million), Willie McGinest ($8.3 million), Richard Seymour ($7.4 million), Rosevelt Colvin ($5.7 million), Matt Light ($5.3 million), Duane Starks ($5.1 million) and Corey Dillon ($4.3 million)". I am presuming that Light's 2006 cap number includes a $2 million LTBE incentive as a way to get around the 30% requirement. See an salary cap article on the Falcons' website for an excellent explanation and illustration of the 30% percent rule.
March 5, 2006 update I am presuming that the Patriots removed the $2 million LTBE incentive from Light's contract.
April 9, 2006 update - From the CBA - "[A]ny multi-year Player Contract not unconditionally approved by the Commissioner as of the date hereof, other than any multi-year Player Contract executed in the last Capped Year of this Agreement, that extends from a Capped Year into any Uncapped Year (hereinafter “Subject Contract”). For purposes of determining Team Salary, if (i) the sum of the player’s Paragraph 5 Salary, roster bonuses that are based upon the player making any of the Club’s roster categories without limitation, and reporting bonuses during all Capped Years of the Subject Contract (but, if there are fewer than three remaining Capped Years, during the first three years of the Subject Contract) in the aggregate less than (ii) the portion of the Subject Contract’s signing bonus that would be allocated to those League Years if the signing bonus were prorated equally over the term of the Subject Contract, then: the difference between the amounts calculated pursuant to (ii) and (i) of this sentence, up to 50% of the portion of the signing bonus that would otherwise be allocated to the Uncapped Years (the “Difference”), shall be deducted in equal portions from those Uncapped Years and reallocated1 in equal portions over the Capped Years of the Subject Contract (or, if there are fewer than three Capped Years within the term of the Subject Contract, over the first three years of the Subject Contract).
In Light's case, the combined salaries, roster bonuses and reporting bonuses for the 1st 3 years of his contract totaled out to $2,455,000. The combined prorated signing bonuses in the 1st 3 years of the contract (2004-2006) totaled out to be $3,849,998. That is a $1,394,998 difference. 1,394,998/2=697,499. 1,394,998/3=464,999. There will be a $674,999 charge added to Light's cap numbers for the years 2005 and 2006 and then there will be a $464,999 credit subtracted from Light's 2007, 2008 and 2009 cap numbers.
December 1, 2007 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Light earned $5,160 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.
March 15, 2008 update I have learned that $200,000 of the other bonus field listed in the USAToday NFL player salary database was for a NLTBE Pro Bowl incentive making that incentive LTBE for the 2008 season.
December 31, 2008 update Since Light did not make the 2008 Pro Bowl roster his Pro Bowl incentive for the 2009 season will now be considered NLTBE for the 2009 season.

Bret Lockett - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Lockett's 2009 salary is $310,000.

Jamar Love - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Love is signed through the 2011 season.

Tom Malone - On September 10, 2008 Malone was signed to the practice squad with 16 weeks left in the season. $5,200 * 16 5,200= $83,200.
September 15, 2008 update Malone was waived from the practice squad on September 15th. Therefore, he earned $5,200 while on the practice squad.
November 28, 2008 update Malone was re-signed to the practice squad on November 26th. Therefore, he is scheduled to be on the Patriots practice squad for the last 5 weeks season. $5,200 * 6 = $31,200.
January 10, 2009 update - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Malone signed a three-year deal with salaries of $310,000 in 2009, $395,000 in 2010, and $480,000 in 2011.

Logan Mankins - Mike Reiss of the MetroWest Daily News reports the breakdown of the five-year, $6.4 million contract signed by New England Patriots first-round draft pick OT/OG Logan Mankins is as follows: Mankins' signing bonus was $2.25 million and he also will earn a 2005 roster bonus of $350,000. There is a 2006 option bonus worth $1.4 million, meaning his total bonus figure is $4 million. Mankins' base salaries are $230,000 (2005), $370,000 (2006), $500,000 (2007), $600,000 (2008 ) and $700,000 (2009). Those figures don't include an escalator in 2009 -- tied to playing time -- that could increase the base salary that year.
December 1, 2007 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Mankins earned $5,640 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.
November 14, 2008 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Mankins earned $5,640 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.
March 3, 2009 update According to the NFLPA.org site Mankins'2009 salary is now scheduled to be $1.4 million so it appeared that Mankins reached some escalators that caused his 2009 salary to increase by $700,000.
January 26, 2010 update According to the performance-based program Mankins earned $6,500 in 2009 offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $7,280 that I previously had him earning

Laurence Maroney - On 8/14 the Boston Globe's Mike Reiss reported that "Maroney's contract with the Patriots is a five-year package worth a total of $8.735 million, according to NFL Players Association figures. The deal doesn't include a signing bonus, but $6.13 million of the contract is guaranteed, and with easy-to-earn incentives it would increase to $6.2 million."
August 19, 2006 update. Maroney received a $875,000 roster bonus. He will receive workout bonuses of $81,720 in 2008; $96,720 in 2009, and $106,720 in 2010.
October 1, 2006 update Jason Cole of Yahoo!Sports reported that "Maroney doesn't earn any incentive money until he rushes for 1,200 yards" .
December 1, 2007 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Maroney earned $6,240 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.

Michael Matthews- Matthews earned $162,348 in his 6 weeks on the Patriots roster. $460,000/17 * 6 = $162,348.

Jerod Mayo - Drafted rookies are automatically considered to have been tendered the rookie minimum - $295,000.
December 31, 2008 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Mayo earned $1,505,000 as a roster bonus. Mayo's future salaries are as follows:


March 18, 2009 update Pats1 noticed that Mayo's salaries are now listed as: I believe that in return for lowering his salaries by $9.1 million Mayo was given a $9,100,000 option bonus. I am also presuming that option bonus was prorated over 4 years. I think that his cap numbers are as follows:

Marcus McClinton - According to the NFLPlayers salary database McClinton is signed through the 2010 season.

Brandon McGowan - On May 8th the Boston Globe's Mike Reiss blogged that "the contract signed by safety Brandon McGowan with the Patriots" is an "two-year pact" that "includes base salaries of $550,000 in 2009 and $730,000 in 2010. McGowan received a $250,000 signing bonus and can earn an additional $100,000 in workout bonuses."
June 26, 2010 update According to the performance-based program McGowan earned $3,640 in 2009 offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $7,280 that I previously had him earning.

Tyrone McKenzie - Unsigned draft picks are automatically tendered a salary of $310,000.
August 27, 2009 update The Boston Globe' Mike Reiss blogged on August 26th that the "Patriots signed McKenzie...to a four-year $3.124 million deal with a $631,000 signing bonus. The base salaries are $240,000, $320,000, $480,000 and $565,000. McKenzie's injury cost him a total of $170,000, but he could earn as much as $125,000 of that back due to his innovative deal...The minimum base salary for a first-year player in 2009 is $310,000. For a player like McKenzie who will be placed on season-ending injured reserve he would be in line to make a base salary of $215,000, based on the collective bargaining agreement. That would be a net loss of $95,000, but the Patriots boosted McKenzie's base to $240,000, $25,000 more than a player on IR would normally get. Because McKenzie won't play in 2009 he will get an accrued season towards free agency, but not a credited season of NFL experience, which is used in Patriots' contracts to determine base salaries. If McKenzie was on the active roster this season he would have been in line to make $395,000 as a base salary next season, instead he'll get the 2010 rookie minimum base salary of $320,000, a net lost of $75,000 due to the injury. However, there is a combined play-time-team performance incentive in McKenzie's contract that allows him to get a $100,000 bonus payment the season after the incentive plateau is reached, allowing him to recoup a significant portion of the money the injury cost him.

Brandon Meriweather - Albert Breer blogged that "according to an industry source, Patriots rookie defensive back Brandon Meriweather signed a five-year deal worth $8.75 million with $6 million in bonuses and guarantees. The deal could be worth as much as $11.6 million with escalators and incentives." On August 7th Mike Reiss reported in the Boston Globe that the "contract signed by rookie Meriweather is a five-year package that includes a $500,000 signing bonus, $755,000 roster bonus in 2007, and a $3.72 million option bonus in 2008. Meriweather's base salaries are $285,000 in 2007, followed by $370,000 (2008), $460,000 (2009), $550,000 (2010), and $650,000 (2011). The base salary in 2011 could increase with escalators in the deal. The contract also includes $1.025 million in incentives that Meriweather almost certainly will reach. In addition, there are $150,000 workout bonuses each season from 2009-11"
November 22, 2008 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Meriweather earned $4,200 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.
June 26, 2010 update According to the performance-based program Meriweather earned $5,720 in 2009 offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $7,280 that I previously had him earning.

Sammy Morris- In his March 6, 2007 blog Mike Reiss reported that "Morris received a four-year, $7 million deal. Morris has base salaries of $900,000 in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. He received a $1.5 million signing bonus and has a roster bonus of $750,000 due in 2007, and another roster bonus of $750,000 due in 2008. He also receives a $100,000 workout bonus in each season. Morris has a $2.125 million salary cap charge in 2007."

Randy Moss - John Tomase reported in the Boston Herald's Point After blog - "Randy Moss put his money where his mouth is to come to New England. The wideout accepted a one-year deal worth $3 million, with $2 million in earned incentives. He had been due to make $9.75 million this year and $11.25 million next year, but tore up that deal."
May 3, 2007 update On 5/3/2007 the Boston Globe's Mike Reiss reported in his blog that "WR Randy Moss's base salary for 2007 is for $2.5 million. He has a $500,000 roster bonus as part of the deal. There are $1.5 million in escalators/incentives in the contract."
November 9, 2007 update NFL.Com reported that "Moss earned $350,000 once he reached 45 catches for the season and another $350,000 once he reached 55 catches, a mark he surpassed during Sunday’s 24-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Moss will earn another $350,000 once he reaches 65 catches, another $350,000 for 75 catches, and a final $350,000 for 85 catches.Additionally, should Moss be voted to the Pro Bowl -– and for a receiver who now leads the NFL in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, that would seem a lock - he will earn another $250,000."
December 1, 2007 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Moss earned $1,560 in offseason workout bonus money.
March, 2008 update Tim DiPiero, the agent for Randy Moss, emailed the following to some members of the media - "I am pleased to confirm that Randy Moss has signed a three year contract with the New England Patriots. The contract calls for a total payout of $27 million with $15 million guaranteed, $12 million of which is in the form of a signing bonus. Randy is grateful to Mr. Kraft, Coach Belichick and Scott Pioli for agreeing to the terms of this contract. Randy was serious about wanting to stay. Because of Randy's record-breaking year, the interest in him was very high. Randy took less than he could have to rejoin his teammates.”
March 4, 2008 update Mike Reiss blogged on 3/4 - "Here are some more details on Randy Moss's contract with the Patriots:"


March 2, 2009 update Mike Reiss blogged om March 2nd that the "Patriots took $1.5 million of what Moss was to earn in 2009 and guaranteed that figure by turning it into a bonus. That freed up about $750,000 on the 2009 salary cap, and will increase Moss's salary cap charge in 2010."

Rob Myers - - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Rob Myers is making $150,000 this season while on the practice squad. $150,000 divided by 17 games times 9 (# of games Myers is scheduled to be on the practice squad) = $79,411.

Stephen Neal - From Mike Reiss' blog - "Neal's four-year deal has a total value of slightly more than $10 million. The contract includes a $3.2 million signing bonus and base salaries of $600,000 in 2006; $1.7 million in 2007; $2.1 million in 2008; and $2.5 million in 2009."
March 31, 2006 update From Mike Reiss's blog - "Neal’s four-year deal is worth approximately $10.5 million. It included a $3.2 million signing bonus, a workout bonus of $106,160 in 2006, and workout bonuses of $106,720 in each season from 2007-2009."

Rob Ninkovich - I am presuming that Ninkovich's deal is a one-year package and that his base salary is $535,000 - the minimum for a player with his experience. I am also presuming that he did not received a signing bonus as part of the deal. As such, his contract does NOT qualify for the veteran minimum benefit since he does not have 4 years of experience.
December 13, 2009 update ESPNBoston.Com's Mike Reiss blogged on 12/12/2009 that "Outside linebacker/defensive end Rob Ninkovich recently inked a new deal through 2011 which includes a $350,000 signing bonus. Ninkovich, who earns a base salary of $535,000 this season, is scheduled to earn $650,000 in 2010 and $650,000 in 2011. The new contract includes workout bonuses and playing time incentives in 2010 and 2011."

Terrence Nunn - - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Terrence Nunn is making $88,400 this season while on the practice squad.
December 13, 2009 update Terrence Nunn earned $57,200 during his 11 weeks on the Patriots practice squad.

Ryan O'Callaghan - From Mike Reiss' blog - "Fifth-round pick Ryan O'Callaghan has a contract similar in structure -- a four-year pact with a $190,500 signing bonus. His base salaries are minimums of $275,000 (2006), $360,000 (2007), $445,000 (2008) and $530,000 (2009). Like Mills, his base salary can increase in the final year based on playing-time incentives."
November 22, 2008 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database O'Callaghan earned $5,160 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.
December 31, 2008 update Because Ryan did not earn a credited season in 2008, his 2009 salary will be $460,000 (the minimum for a player with two credited seasons) rather than $530,000 (the minimum for a player with three credited seasons.
September 6, 2009 update With his release on September 5th Ryan O'Callaghan will count $54,905 (the remaining amortization of his signing bonus and $7,280 in offseason workout bonus money) against the Patriots 2009 cap.

Kevin O'Connell - O'Connell's contract is a four-year deal, with a $760,500 signing bonus. The base salaries are:

Going past Patriots rookie contracts the final year probably includes an escalator that could increase the value of the base salary based on playing time in the first three years of the deal.
August 31,2009 update With his release on August 31st Kevin O'Connell will count $478,280 (the remaining amortization of his signing bonus and $7,280 in offseason workout bonus money) against the Patriots 2009 cap.

Rich Ohrnberger - Unsigned draft picks are automatically tendered a salary of $310,000.

Myron Pryor - On July 14th, 2009 "Aaron Wilson of PFT reports that it's a four-year deal, including a $79,000 signing bonus and the minimum base salaries, along with a potential escalator in year four. The total base value is $1.829 million."

Vince Redd - 2008 Practice squad players, like Redd, make $5,200 a week or $88,400 for the 17-week season.
January 10, 2009 update Redd has a 2009 salary of $385,000 and a 2010 salary of $470,000.

Darryl Richard - Weei.Com's Christopher Price blogged that "According to a league source, Richard signed a “pretty standard four-year deal. Nothing too out of the ordinary. No numbers were disclosed, but multiple sources indicate he received a signing bonus of roughly $48,000."
September 6, 2009 update With his release on September 5th Darryl Richard will count $48,000 (the remaining amortization of his signing bonus) against the Patriots 2009 cap.
September 9, 2009 update - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Darryl Richard is making $88,400 this season while on the practice squad.
December 20, 2009 update On 12/15 ESPNBoston.Com's Mike Reiss blogged that "The Patriots are apparently pleased with Richard's progress, as they recently upped his salary from $150,000 to $310,000, paying him as if had a spot on the 53-man active roster". I am going to presume that Richard's salary was increased with 5 weeks left in the season. $5,200 * 9 = $46,800. $310.000/17 * 5 = $91,176. $46,800 + $91,176 = $137, 976.

Mike Richardson - On July 17, 2007 Mike Reiss reported in his blog that "the contract signed by sixth-round pick Mike Richardson (cornerback) is a four-year package with an $86,000 signing bonus. The base salaries are minimums of $285,000 in 2007; $370,000 in 2008; $460,000 in 2009; and $550,000 in 2010. The base salary in 2010 can escalate to the low restricted free agent tender." In 2010 the low restricted free agent tender will be $1.101 million.
September 5, 2008 update - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Richardson is making $150,000 this season while on the practice squad.
October 20, 2008 update Richardson earned $52,941 while on the practice squad for 6 weeks. He is scheduled to earn $190,882 during the 11 weeks of the regular season. $52,941 + $190,882 = $243,824.
January 10, 2009 update Richardson has a 2009 salary of $385,000 and a 2010 salary of $470,000.

Bo Ruud - On July 16th Mike Reiss blogged - "Following up on the contract signed by Patriots sixth-round pick Bo Ruud, it is a four-year pact. The deal includes a signing bonus of $84,900 and minimum base salaries of $295,000 in 2008; $385,000 in 2009; $470,000 in 2010; and $555,000 in 2011."
August 30, 2008 update I am presuming that Ruud had a split contract lowering his salary to $200,000 if he was placed on IR.
December 31, 2008 update Because Bo did not earn a credited season in 2008, his 2009 salary will be $310,000 (the minimum for a player with no credited seasons) rather than $385,000 (the minimum for a player with one credited season).
April 29, 2009 update With his release on April 29th Bo Ruud will count $63,675 (the remaining amortization of his signing bonus) against the Patriots 2009 cap.

James Sanders -  From Mike Reiss' blog- "Safety James Sanders, selected 133rd overall (fourth round), signed a four-year contract with a $380,000 signing bonus. Not including escalators, the pact is worth $1.76 million. The base salaries are the minimum in each year: $230,000 (2005), $310,000 (2006), $385,000 (2007), $460,000 (2008 ). There are escalators in the deal tied to the first three years that could increase the base salary in the fourth year."
March 4, 2008 update According to the NFLPA.org site Sanders' 2008 salary is now scheduled to be $927,000 so it appeared that Sanders did enough to have his escalators increase his 2008 salary to the low RFA tender level - $927,000.
November 22, 2008 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database James Sanders earned $4,200 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.
March 1, 2009 update Scout.Com reported that "the Patriots agreed to terms on a three-year worth $9 million. He'll make close to $4 million in the first year of the deal. ". Here's my 1st guess at the deal's parameters based on the above. A $2.25 million signing bonus with salaries of $1,750,000 in 2009;$2,275,000 in 2010;$2,725,000 in 2011 - ending up with cap numbers of $2,500,000 in 2009;$3,025,000 in 2010 and $3,475,000 in 2011.
March 7, 2009 update Sanders' actual salaries are $620,000 in 2009; $2,300,000 in 2010, and $2,800,000. I am now guessing that Sanders got a $2.25 million signing bonus and a $1,130,000 2009 roster bonus.
April 5, 2009 update The Boston Globe's Mike Reiss blogged today that "Sanders's three-year contract includes base salaries of $620,000 (2009), $2.3 million (2010) and $2.8 million (2011). He receives a signing bonus of $1.8 million, and a roster bonus of $1.2 million that was paid in mid-March. The deal also includes workout bonuses from $80,000-$100,000, depending on the year."

Lewis Sanders- On 3/8 Mike Reiss blogged that "CB Lewis Sanders signed a one-year contract with a base salary of $730,000. He received a $40,000 signing bonus. The contract qualifies for the veteran minimum benefit, meaning his salary cap charge is $491,000."
November 16, 2008 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Lewis Sanders earned $4,680 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.

Terdell Sands- On 9/29 ESPNBoston.Com's Mike Reiss blogged that "Defensive lineman Terdell Sands' contract with the Patriots is a two-year pact. There is no signing bonus as part of the deal, and it includes base salaries of $850,000 in 2009 and $850,000 in 2010. The contract also includes a $50,000 workout bonus in 2010, and a $200,000 bonus in 2010 that is tied to weight, according to a league source." Sands earned $150,000 in his 3 weeks on the Patriots roster.

Junior Seau - The Boston Herald's Ian Rapoport blogged on 10/16 that "Patriots linebacker Junior Seau has signed a one-year deal for a salary of $1.145 million. If you're curious, that's higher than the veteran minimum of $845,00. That's for a player with 10 years or more of experience. Seau did not receive a signing bonus, but it's not clear yet if there are other incentives or escalators." Seau's salary prorates to $808,235 for the 12 weeks Seau is scheduled to be on the Patriots roster.

Richard Seymour - From ESPN.Com's Signing status of AFC 2001 draft picks. "Signing bonus: $4,800,000. Base salaries: $1,200,000 (2001); $820,000 (2002, plus $3,200,000 option payment); $980,000 (2003); $960,000 (2004); $1,120,000 (2005); $1,220,000 (2006). Total: six years, $14,300,000. Base salaries for the first three seasons are guaranteed." "The 6-foot-6-inch, 299-pound defensive lineman from Georgia can make another $10 million in escalator clauses, but he would have be a Reggie White -type player to earn that over the life of the contract."
September 6, 2002 update - From the Boston Globe - "The team has recently tweaked the contracts of Mike Compton, Richard Seymour, and Antowain Smith to guarantee small portions of their base salaries (which prorates the portion of the contract affected and spreads it out over the length of the deal), but those adjustments haven't created major cap space." According to the NFLPA's web site, Seymour's salary is now $300,000 so it appears that the Pats converted $520,000 of Seymour's salary into a signing bonus, saving $416,000 on Seymour's 2002 cap figure while adding $104,000 to Seymour's future cap figures.
December 19, 2003 update From the Boston Globe - "There are no salary escalators based on performance in Seymour's contract until 2005 and 2006"
February 29, 2004 update From the Boston Globe - Richard Seymour "can earn up to $3.4 million in salary escalators next year and $6.8 million in the final year of the deal based on performance, playing time, playoff appearances, and Pro Bowls. The escalators aren't easy to achieve, even for a player of his caliber.
March 4, 2005 update For the longest time Seymour's 2005 salary was listed as $1,120,000. Today it is listed as $2,870,000 so Seymour got a raise of $1,750,000. I believe that Seymour reached an escalator clause in his contract.
August 3, 2005 update Mike Felger of the Boston Herald reported that "Seymour will receive a one-year bump in pay. The raise will take Seymour's 2005 base salary from $2.87 million to the $4 million range."
August 28, 2005 update Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that "the Patriots basically tore up Seymour's old contract and gave him a deal that includes a $1.7 million signing bonus while keeping his salary at $2.8 million for 2005 and $5 million for 2006. Those salaries were enhanced by escalators totaling $5.5 million that Seymour earned in his rookie contract that will be disbursed over the final two years. The signing bonus, for cap purposes, was prorated over two years and added to the remaining proration of his original signing bonus. All told, Seymour's total pay this season will be $4.5 million."
January 16, 2006 updateMike Reiss reported that Seymour's 2006 cap number is "$7.4 million, not including potential escalators"
March 5, 2006 update The NFLPA site now shows Seymour's salary as $2,020,000. It used to show the salary as $5,020,000. While I can't explain the decrease, the salary decrease is the only way that John Clayton's 3/2 report that the Patriots are $4 million under their adjusted cap figure could be correct
April 1, 2006 update A source reported that Seymour's 2006 cap number is $4,420,160, which consists of the $2,020,000 salary, $2,394,000 in signing bonus proration, and $6,160 in offseason workout bonus money.
April 13, 2006 update Adamjt13 reported on the PatsFans.Com messageboard - "The "extension" is for only three more years past 2006. Seymour got a renegotiation bonus of $5.34 million, prorated at $1,335,000 per season. He also got a workout bonus of $100,000 in addition to his standard $6,160 workout bonus. His $585,000 base salary, plus his $1,335,000 prorated bonus and $100,000 additional workout bonus add up to $2.02 million -- exactly what his salary would have been, which is why his cap number is the same.Next year, Seymour is due an option bonus of $18.66 million. If the option is not exercised, Seymour will become a free agent in 2008, and his 2007 base salary becomes $19.26 million AND is guaranteed. He has workout bonuses of $106,720 each season from 2007 through 2009.His cap numbers each season will be $4,420,160 in 2006, $8,261,720 in 2007, $8,391,720 in 2008 and $11,346,720 in 2009."
April 17, 2006 update From a very reliable resource - "fyi, the $18.66M option bonus is actually two option bonuses . . . the first, for $6.66M is due between aug. 4 of this year and march of next year . . . the second, for $12M is due by march 7 of next year"
September 16, 2006 update I am presuming that the Patriots picked up the $6.66 million option bonus sometime in August.
February 2, 2007 update I am now presuming that the Patriots were able to prorate the 18.66 million option bonus over 4 seasons (2006/2007/2008/2009).
September 6, 2009 update With his trade on September 6th Richard Seymour will presumably count $6,107,280 against the Patriots 2009 cap. 6 million in prorated signing bonus amortization and $107,280 in offseason workour bonus money. Since I have no idea how offseason workout sessions Seymour actually attended, I am taking the safe route by presuming that he attended all of them.

Kendall Simmons - On September 9th the Boston Globe's Mike Reiss blogged that the "Guard Kendall Simmons' contract with the Patriots is a three-year pact. It includes base salaries of $620,000 this season, $755,000 in 2010 and $900,000 in 2011. Simmons received a $280,000 signing bonus.
November 8, 2009 update With his release on November 6th Kendall Simmons will count $900,000 against the Patriots 2009 cap. $620,000 in salary and $280,000 in prorated signing bonus amortization.

Matt Slater - Mike Reiss reported in his blog that the "contract signed by fifth-round draft choice Matthew Slater" was "a four-year deal, with a $175,000 signing bonus. The base salaries are:

The final year includes an escalator that could increase the value of the base salary based on playing time in the first three years of the deal."
June 26, 2010 update According to the performance-based program Slater earned $6,890 in 2009 offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $7,280 that I previously had him earning.

Kenny Smith- The Boston Globe's Mike Reiss reported on April 29th - "Veteran defensive lineman Kenny Smith also signed for one year, for $520,000 with no signing bonus. His salary cap charge will be $452,000."
November 22, 2008 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Kenny Smith earned $4,080 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning. Given his cap number I am presuming that Kenny Smith had a split contract lowering his salary to $270,000 if he was placed on IR.
November 22, 2008 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Kenny Smith earned $4,080 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning. Given his cap number I am presuming that Kenny Smith had a split contract lowering his salary to $270,000 if he was placed on IR.
April 24, 2009 update According to the NFLPA.Org salary database Kenny Smith is scheduled to earn $535,000 in salary which would qualify his contract for the vet min treatment.

Le Kevin Smith - From a 7/23/2006 entry in Mike Reiss' blog - "Rookie nose tackle Le Kevin Smith received a $71,000 signing bonus in his four-year deal, with minimum base salaries of $275,000 (2006), $360,000 (2007), $445,000 (2008) and $530,000 (2009). By reaching playing time incentives, the base salary could increase in 2009"
November 22, 2008 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Le Kevin Smith earned $5,520 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.
March 17, 2009 update Pats1 noticed that Smith's salary was $535,000, not $530,000.

Antwain Spann - I am presuming that Spann got an one-year deal that included a $275,000 salary. Since Spann spent 6 weeks on the practice squad and is scheduled to be on the 53-man roster for the other eleven weeks of the season, his 2007 cap hit is $206,141 ((275,000/17 * 11 = 177,941) + (4,700 * 6 = $28,200).
January 16, 2007 update Adamjt13 reported on the PatsFans.Com message board that the "Patriots gave Antwain Spann a $2,913,410 LTBE incentive, gave Troy Brown a $350,000 LTBE incentive and gave Brown a $50,000 signing bonus, as well."
September 26, 2007 update Spann was signed to the practice squad on 9/25/2007. He is scheduled to be on the practice squad for the last 13 weeks of the season. $4,700 * 13 = $61,100
December 29, 2007 update Spann was signed to the 53-man roster on 12/28/2007. $4,700 * 13 = $61,100. $360,000/17 = 21,176. $61,100 + $21,768 = $81,868
September 5, 2008 update - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Spann will be making $150,000 this season while on the practice squad.
October 22, 2008 update - Spann earned $61,765 while on the practice squad during the 1st 7 weeks of the season. He is scheduled to earn $217,647 for being on the 53-man roster for the last 10 weeks of the season. $61,765 + $217,647 = $279,412.
January 1, 2009 update When Spann was elevated to the 2008 53-man roster on October 22nd, 2008, he signed a two-year deal that had as his 2009 salary as $460,000.

Shawn Springs - NFL.Com's Adam Schefter blogged on 3/5 that Springs' deal with the Patriots "has a max value of $12.8 million."
March 9, 2009 update ESPN.Com's Len Pasquarelli reported that a "source told ESPN.com's John Clayton on Monday that the deal is worth in excess of $10.5 million over three years, and if Springs reaches all of his playing incentives he could make as much as $13 million."
March 12, 2009 update Springs' salaries are as follows ($1,750,000 in 2009, $2,225,000 in 2010, and $2,750,000 in 2011) for a total of $6,750,000 in salaries. I am presuming that he got a $3,750,000 signing bonus. Such a signing bonus would make his deal "in excess of $10.5 million over three years".
April 3, 2009 update The Boston Globe's Mike Reiss blogged today that Springs' contract "is a three-year pact, with base salaries of $1.75 million in 2009, $2.25 million in 2010, and $2.75 million in 2011. The deal includes a $2.7 million signing bonus and workout bonuses of $100,000 per year. This is a sizable deal for the 34-year-old Springs, who will earn $4.55 million this season. "

Isaiah Stanback - - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Isaiah Stanback is making $88,400 this season while on the practice squad.
November 15, 2009 update With his elevation to the 53-man roster Stanback is scheduled to make $145,880 (the prorated portion of his rookie salary of $310,000). Stanback made $46,800 during his 9 weeks on the practice week. $145,880 + $46,800 = $192,680.
November 19, 2009 update ESPNBoston's Mike Reiss blogged on November 19th that "Stanback's deal includes a $25,000 signing bonus and has base salaries of $460,000 in 2009 and $560,000 in 2010. There is also a 2010 offseason roster bonus of $25,000. Because 2010 is scheduled to be uncapped, the 2010 offseason roster bonus will be treated like a signing bonus. Correction to the 11/15 update - "With his elevation to the 53-man roster Stanback is scheduled to make $243,522 (the prorated portion of his $460,000 salary). Stanback made $46,800 during his 9 weeks on the practice week. $243,522 + $46,800 = $285,122.

Brandon Tate - The Boston Globe's Christopher Gasper blogged on 7/16/2009 that Brandon Tate's deal "is for four years with a $755,000 signing bonus."

Chris Taylor - - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Chris Taylor is making $460,000 this season. I am presuming that he is making $245,000 on a split contract because he was placed on the Injured Reserve list.
January 1, 2010 update According to the USAToday salary database Chris Taylor's 2010 cap number was $460,000 which means that he was not on a split contract.

Fred Taylor - ESPN.Com's Len Pasquarelli reported that " Taylor agreed to a two-year, $5 million contract that pays him $3 million in 2009 and $2 million next season."
February 28, 2009 update SI.Com's Don Banks blogged that "My colleague, Peter King, reports that Taylor signed a two-year, $8 million deal with New England, receiving a $1.45 million signing bonus".
March 3, 2009 update SI.com's Peter King reported that the Patriots were able to "sign running back Fred Taylor on Friday afternoon (two years, $8 million, approximately $2.3 in 2009 cap dollars)." I am presuming that Taylor's 2009 salary is $1.55 million which would mesh with Pasquarelli's cash report and King's salary cap number.
March 6, 2009 update I was able to confirm on the NFLPA site that Taylor's 2009 salary is indeed $1.55 million and his 2010 salary is $2 million.

Adalius Thomas - Peter King reported that "the breakdown, according to Management Council documents obtained Sunday night

Dave Thomas - From Mike Reiss' blog - "Rookie David Thomas' contract is a four-year package with a $640,750 signing bonus. The deal includes minimum salaries in each year, and with incentives, the base salary can increase in the final year."
November 22, 2008 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database David Thomas earned $5,160 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.
March 17, 2009 update Pats1 noticed that Thomas' salary was $535,000, not $530,000.

Raymond Ventrone I am presuming that Ventrone received a $370,000 ERFA tender.
November 22, 2008 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Ventrone earned $6,000 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.
February 27, 2009 update I am presuming that Ventrone received a $460,000 ERFA tender.

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.

Mike Vrabel - Vrabel signed a 3-year deal getting a $225,000 signing bonus. Since he is due a $3,500,000 salary in 2003, I am expecting that he and the Pats will extend his contract before the 2003 season.
August 20, 2002 Update According to the NFLPA's web site, Vrabel is signed through the 2005 season. His new salaries are as follows: salaries: $525,000 (2002); $725,000 (2003); $800,000 (2004); $900,000 (2005)
March 3, 2003 update - Vrabel renegotiated last August, adding one year and an option year in 2005 (with a $1.5 million option bonus/buyout due sometime this season). He got a $2 million renegotiation bonus. His cap number this year is $2,055,600 ($975,000 base salary, $75,000 old signing bonus proration, $500,000 new signing bonus proration, $5,600 workout bonus, $500,000 option bonus proration and $100,000 in NLTBE incentives for making the Pro Bowl). He has roster bonuses of $1 million each due in 2004 and 2005, and the $100,000 NLTBE Pro Bowl incentive in 2004 and 2005, as well.
March 18, 2004 update - From the Boston Herald:
"Vrabel did agree to a simple restructuring that saved the Pats some cap room, as he agreed to guarantee his 2004 base salary of $1.65 million. That saved the Pats over $500,000 against the cap. Vrabel will still get a $1 million bonus this month. Vrabel's deal is set to end after the 2005 season."
March 21, 2004 update As listed on the NFLPA.Org site Vrabel's salaries are as follows: (2004 - $660,000; 2005 - $1,850,000; 2006 - $500,000; 2007 - $5,000,000) so it appears that Vrabel did extend his contract.
March 29, 2004 update A source reported that Vrabel got a two-year extension (through 2007), with his $1 million roster bonus and $990,000 of his base salary guaranteed and prorated at $497,500 per year. His cap number for 2004 is $2,163,100 -- his remaining base salary of $660,000, signing bonus proration of $1,497,500 and the standard workout bonus of $5,600. He also has a $100,000 NLTBE incentive for making the Pro Bowl. His future base salaries are $1.85 million for 2005, $5,000,000 for 2006 and $5 million for 2007. In 2005, he has a $1 million roster bonus, a $6,160 workout bonus and $100,000 NLTBE incentive for making the Pro Bowl. His 2005 cap number is $4,353,660. In each of 2006 and 2007, he has a $6 million roster bonus and a $6,720 workout bonus, for cap numbers of $7,004,220 and $11,504,220.
March 13, 2005 update From the Boston Herald - "And get this hefty cost of living allowance - Mike Vrabel just received a $1 million roster bonus and will get a base salary of $2.8 million in the upcoming season. In both 2006 and 2007, he's scheduled for roster bonuses of $6 million and salaries of $5 million."
August 7, 2005 update Mike Reiss of the Boston Herald reported: "Vrabel's five-year contract included a signing bonus of $5.18 million and has roster bonuses due in every year. The potential total value - not including any escalators and a $1 million roster bonus Vrabel was already paid April 1 - is $16.4 million. Vrabel could earn roster bonuses of $500,000 for each of the 2006 and 2007 seasons, and $1 million for each of the 2008 and 2009 campaigns. The base salaries are $670,000 (2005), $1.5 million (2006), $2.05 million (2007), $1.8 million (2008) and $2.2 million (2009). You can see how Vrabel's new deal compares to his old deal at vrabel.gif.
March 15, 2008 update I have learned that $350,000 of the other bonus field listed in the USAToday NFL player salary database was for a NLTBE Pro Bowl incentive making that incentive LTBE for the 2008 season.
December 31, 2008 update Since Vrabel did not make the 2008 Pro Bowl roster, Vrabel's Pro Bowl incentive for the 2009 season is now NLTBE.
February 27, 2009 update With his trade on February 27 Mike Vrabel will count $1,036,000 (the remaining amortization of his signing bonus) against the Patriots 2009 cap. The Patriots traded Vrabel before his $1 million roster bonus was due on the 4th day of the 2009 league year (March 2nd).

Andrew Walter - I am presuming that Walter's deal is a one-year package and that his base salary is $620,000 - the minimum for a player with his experience. I am also presuming that he did not received a signing bonus as part of the deal. As such, his contract qualifies for the veteran minimum benefit, meaning that his salary cap charge is $460,000."

Ty Warren - ESPN.Com's John Clayton reported on 7/19 - "The New England Patriots and first-round choice Ty Warren reached agreement on a six-year deal, including escalators, which could be worth as much as $21 million. A signing bonus and a 2004 option bonus that totals more than $6 million also are included in the deal. His base salary and bonuses total more than $7 million.Warren is projected to be a starting defensive end in the Patriots' 3-4 defense. He was the 13th player selected in the draft in what was considered the best defensive-line draft in recent NFL history. The contract, which was negotiated by his agent, Kennard McGuire, was completed Saturday, four days before the opening of the Patriots training camp. There is around $7 million in escalators in the contract, more than three-quarters of them are obtainable by playing time and the remainder achievable by Pro Bowl appearances."
July 21, 2003 update - Nick Cafardo reported "No. 1 pick Ty Warren, the 13th overall selection in the April draft, was signed to a six-year deal that could be worth up to $20.3 million. The deal includes a huge payment of up to $7 million on the back side of the contract based on Warren's performance in the first five years of the deal. The Texas A&M star also received a $3 million signing bonus and a $3.5 million option bonus payable in March 2004."
July 22, 2003 update - Nick Cafardo reported:
Warren agreed to split his bonuses. He receives $2 million within three days of signing and another $1 million by Oct. 15.The deal is actually a four-year deal, but grows to six years if the Patriots pick up the options for the '07 and '08 seasons by May 31, 2004. At that point, Warren would get an additional $3.25 million in two payments and new salaries from '04 through '08. If the Patriots don't believe Warren is suitably developing after his rookie season, they can decline the options and instead pay him through 2006. His yearly salaries -- $955,000 for '04, $1.145 million in '05, and most of his $1.335 million in '06 -- would be guaranteed if the Patriots don't pick up the options. If the Patriots pick up the $3.25 million option, Warren's yearly salaries would be (after making $765,000 this season), $305,000 in '04, $495,000 in '05, $685,000 in '06, $875,000 in '07, and $1.05 million in '08, but those salaries wouldn't be guaranteed. Starting next year, Warren must pay back $100,000 per year of his bonus (up to $500,000) if he fails to complete at least 90 percent of his offseason workouts."
From ESPN.Com - "Signing bonus: $3,000,000. Base salaries: $765,000 (2003); $955,000 (2004, plus $3,250,000 option bonus); $1,145,000 (2005); $1,335,000 (2006); $875,000 (2007); $1,050,000 (2008, includes escalator). Note: If option bonus exercised, base salaries are reduced to $350,000 (2004); $495,000 (2005); $685,000 (2006). Total: six years, $10,800,000. Cap charge: $1,265,000."
June 27, 2004 update - Michael Smith of the Boston Globe reported:"Warren can increase his 2007 salary by $3.7 million and his pay in 2008 by $5.6 million through individual and team performance clauses.)"
March 2, 2007 update - Pats1 noticed that Warren's salary increased from $875,000 to $1,075,000 on the NFLPA.org site on 3/2/2007 which most likely means that he reached an escalator clause.
March 31, 2007 update On March 30, 2007 Mike Reiss blogged that Warren has "has escalators in his contract that could increase his 2008 base salary up to $5.6 million more than he is scheduled to earn that year ($1.05 million). "
August 17, 2007 update According to the NFLPA.org site Warren's 2008 salary was scheduled to be $1.45 million so it appeared that he had already reached some of his escalators.
August 20,2007 update Noticed that Warren's new salaries were on the NFLPA.org site. They are as follows:


August 21, 2007 update Mike Reiss blogged that "Warren received a $7 million signing bonus and $7 million option bonus as part of the extension. The extension includes $18 million in guarantees. The three-year average of new money is $7.4 million."
December 1, 2007 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Warren earned $5,640 in offseason workout bonus money, not the $6,720 that I had reported previously.

Kelly Washington - NFL.Com reported that Washington got a $300,000 signing bonus. ProFootBallWeekly reported that Washington is due a $4 million roster bonus in 2008.

November 10, 2007 update On 11/8 Mike Reiss reported in that the 2008 bonus due Washington is an option bonus which means that $4 million is prorated over 4 years. Updated numbers for Washington February 3, 2008 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Washington's 2007 cap number was $1,566,720. The way I figure that is 600,000 salary + $60,000 (prorated signing bonus) + $800,000 prorated option bonus + $106,720 offseason bonus money. A source recently confirmed that the USAToday's cap number was correct so I believe that if the Patriots do not pick up the 2008 option they will get a credit for it on their 2008 adjusted cap. Latest numbers for Washington March 3, 2008 update The Boston Herald's Karen Guregain blogged on March 3rd that "the contract agreement between the Pats and wide receiver/special teams ace Kelley Washington was a two-year deal. His base salary in 2008 is $605,000. That figure increases in 2009 to $800,000."
March 3, 2008 update The Boston Globe's Mike Reiss blogged on March 3rd that "WR Kelley Washington signed a two-year deal. He received a $450,000 signing bonus, and has base salaries of $605,000 in 2008 and $800,000 in 2009."
February 17, 2009 update With his release on February 17 Kelley Washington will count $225,000 (the remaining amortization of his signing bonus) against the Patriots 2009 cap.

Ben Watson -  From the Boston Globe: "The deal, negotiated Sunday night and agreed upon early yesterday morning, will pay Watson, the 32d overall pick, at least $7.5 million and includes $4 million in bonuses ($2.7 signing, $1.3 option to be paid next year). The contract includes performance escalators that, based on receptions and club victories, could earn Watson an additional $2.4 million in 2008 and $3.6 million in '09.
August 19, 2004 update - Base salaries: $500,000 (2004); $360,000 (2005); $460,000 (2006); $560,000 (2007); $660,000 (2008), $760,000 (2009)
April 7, 2005 update - From the CBA - "[A]ny multi-year Player Contract not unconditionally approved by the Commissioner as of the date hereof, other than any multi-year Player Contract executed in the last Capped Year of this Agreement, that extends from a Capped Year into any Uncapped Year (hereinafter "Subject Contract"). For purposes of determining Team Salary, if (i) the sum of the player’s Paragraph 5 Salary, roster bonuses that are based upon the player making any of the Club's roster categories without limitation, and reporting bonuses during all Capped Years of the Subject Contract (but, if there are fewer than three remaining Capped Years, during the first three years of the Subject Contract) in the aggregate less than (ii) the portion of the Subject Contract’s signing bonus that would be allocated to those League Years if the signing bonus were prorated equally over the term of the Subject Contract, then: the difference between the amounts calculated pursuant to (ii) and (i) of this sentence, up to 50% of the portion of the signing bonus that would otherwise be allocated to the Uncapped Years (the Difference), shall be deducted in equal portions from those Uncapped Years and reallocated in equal portions over the Capped Years of the Subject Contract (or, if there are fewer than three Capped Years within the term of the Subject Contract, over the first three years of the Subject Contract).
In Watson's case, the combined salaries, roster bonuses and reporting bonuses for the first 3 years of his contract totaled out to $1,320,000. The combined prorated signing bonuses in the first 3 years of the contract (2004-2006) totaled out to be $1,870,000. That is a $550,000 difference. $550,000/3 = $183,333. $550,000/2= $275,000. There will be a $275,000 charge added to Watson's cap numbers for the years 2005 and 2006 and then there will be a $183,333 credit subtracted from Watson's 2007, 2008 and 2009 cap numbers.
March 4, 2008 update According to the NFLPA.org site Watson's 2008 salary is now scheduled to be $785,000 so it appeared that Watson earned $125,000 out of possible $2.4 million in escalators.
November 23, 2008 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Watson earned $6,600 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $6,720 that I previously had him earning.
January 10, 2009 update I am presuming that when Watson reached the escalators for the 2008 season that they also increased his 2009 salary by at least the same amount.
March 3, 2009 update According to the NFLPA.org site Watson's 2008 salary is now scheduled to be $910,000 so it appeared that Watson earned $150,000 out of possible $3.6 million in escalators.

Jason Webster - On March 7 Mike Reiss reported in his blog that "CB Jason Webster signed a one-year deal worth $730,000. There is no signing bonus, but $130,000 of the contract is guaranteed. There is a $70,000 workout bonus. Webster will also earn a $12,500 roster bonus at an undisclosed date."
November 23 update - Webster was re-signed on November 7th. Therefore, he is scheduled to be on the 53-man roster for the last 9 weeks of the season. It seems safe to presume that Webster's new deal qualifies for the veteran minimum treatment so that his salary has a cap hit of $445,000. $445,000 / 17 * 9 = $235,588.

Wes Welker - A very reliable source reported that Wes Welker got a $5.5 million signing bonus and and that his protected option bonus is $3.5 million. The source also reported that Welker "has $250,000 roster bonuses each season after this one, plus workout bonuses each year after this one of $100,000 plus the standard amount".


March 3, 2009 update Welker was paid a $250,000 roster bonus on March 3rd.

Ryan Wendell - On September 24, 2008 Wendell was signed to the practice squad with 14 weeks left in the season. $5,200 * 16 = $72,800.
January 10, 2009 update - According to the NFLPlayers salary database Ryan Wendell signed a three-year deal with salaries of $310,000 in 2009, $395,000 in 2010, and $480,000 in 2011.
October 21, 2009 update -  On September 24, 2009 Wendell was signed to the practice squad with 14 weeks left in the season. His salary is $170,000 for the season or $10,000 per week. $10,000 * 14 = $140,000.
October 30, 2009 update -  Wendell earned $54,706 during his 3 weeks on the 53-man roster.
December 20, 2009 update On 12/15 ESPNBoston.Com's Mike Reiss blogged that "the Patriots also upped the salary of practice squad offensive lineman Ryan Wendell to $310,000. I am going to presume that Wendell's salary was increased with 7 weeks left in the season. $10,000 * 7 = $70,000. $310.000/17 * 7 = $127,647. $70,000 + $91,176 = $197,647.
January 1, 2010 update -  Wendell will have earned $252,353 in salary in 2009. $72,941 during his 4 weeks on the 53-man roster and $179,412 during his 13 weeks on the practice squad.

Terrence Wheatley - On July 23 the Boston Globe's Christopher Gasper reported that "According to an NFL source, Wheatley signed a four-year deal averaging $648,750 per season. He received an $890,000 signing bonus and will carry a $295,000 base salary for 2008."

Shun White - According to the NFLPlayers salary database White is signed through the 2009 season.
December 28, 2009 update According to the USAToday NFL salary database White received a $2,000 signing bonus. I am presuming that the bonus will count against the Patriots 2009 cap even though White's contract was tolled to the 2010 season.

Vince Wilfork -  Mike Reiss of The MetroWest Daily News reported on 7/19 that "Patriots have reached a contract agreement with first-round pick Vince Wilfork today, signing him to a six-year contract that could be worth up to $18.05 million. The contract includes $5.825 million worth of bonus money -- $3 million coming in the form of a signing bonus and $2.5 million as part of an option bonus to be paid in the first week of 2005. The deal also includes a $325,000 roster bonus for 2004. The 2005 and 2006 base salaries are guaranteed, meaning the deal includes $6.575 million worth of guaranteed money." On 7/20 Reiss reported that "the total value of the contract could possibly be up to $18.05 million, with a $4 million "escalator" in the fifth year and a $5 million "escalator" in the sixth year. Wilfork's "escalators" start kicking in at 55 percent time, which puts him in the minority. Most 2003 draft picks started at 60 percent. The club retains an option on the final two years of the deal, which includes a $500,000 bonus if Wilfork makes the Pro Bowl in his fifth year and $400,000 bonus if he makes it in Year 6."
July 21, 2004 update - From ESPN.Com - "1a. DT Vince Wilfork (Miami/No. 21 selection overall). Signing bonus: $3,000,000. Base salaries: $325,000 (2004, plus $325,000 roster bonus); $810,000 (2005, plus $2,500,000 option bonus); $940,000 (2006); $1,100,000 (2007); $700,000 (2008); $800,000 (2009). Note: If option exercised, base salaries reduce to $310,000 (2005), $440,000 (2006), $600,000 (2007). Base salaries are guaranteed in both 2005-2006. Total: six years, $9 million, but could be worth as much as $18.05 million if all "escalators" are earned. Salary cap charge: $1,150,000.
March 10, 2005 update - It appears from the NFLPA site that the Patriots exercised their option paying Wilfork his $2.5 million bonus and lowering his future salaries.
April 7, 2005 update - From the CBA - "[A]ny multi-year Player Contract not unconditionally approved by the Commissioner as of the date hereof, other than any multi-year Player Contract executed in the last Capped Year of this Agreement, that extends from a Capped Year into any Uncapped Year (hereinafter “Subject Contract”). For purposes of determining Team Salary, if (i) the sum of the player’s Paragraph 5 Salary, roster bonuses that are based upon the player making any of the Club’s roster categories without limitation, and reporting bonuses during all Capped Years of the Subject Contract (but, if there are fewer than three remaining Capped Years, during the first three years of the Subject Contract) in the aggregate less than (ii) the portion of the Subject Contract’s signing bonus that would be allocated to those League Years if the signing bonus were prorated equally over the term of the Subject Contract, then: the difference between the amounts calculated pursuant to (ii) and (i) of this sentence, up to 50% of the portion of the signing bonus that would otherwise be allocated to the Uncapped Years (the “Difference”), shall be deducted in equal portions from those Uncapped Years and reallocated in equal portions over the Capped Years of the Subject Contract (or, if there are fewer than three Capped Years within the term of the Subject Contract, over the first three years of the Subject Contract).
In Wilfork's case, the combined salaries, roster bonuses and reporting bonuses for the 1st 3 years of his contract totaled out to $1,400,000. The combined prorated signing bonuses in the 1st 3 years of the contract (2004-2006) totaled out to be $2,500,000. That is a $1,100,000 difference. 1,100,000/2=550,000. 1,100,000/3=366,667. There will be a $550,000 charge added to Wilfork's cap numbers for the years 2005 and 2006 and then there will be a $366,667 credit subtracted from Wilfork's 2007, 2008 and 2009 cap numbers.
April 9, 2006 update On January 22nd the Boston Globe had in their written edition of the Boston Sunday Globe a chart listing the 2006 cap hits for all of the players signed for the 2006 season. Wilfork's cap hit was listed as $1.99 or $1,990,000 so I rechecked my Deion calculations and I now think that my prior method was incorrect. The shown calculations are the correct ones.
December 1, 2007 update According to the USAToday NFL player salary database Wilfork earned $5,160 in offseason workout bonus money, not the $6,720 that I had reported previously.
December 20, 2007 update According to NFLNetwork's Adam Schefter, Wilfork "had a Pro Bowl escalator in his contract that boosted next year’s base salary by $500,000." so his 2008 salary now listed as $700,000 will be at least $1,200,000.
March 4, 2008 update According to the NFLPA.org site Wilfork's 2008 salary is now scheduled to be $1.4 million so it appeared that Wilfork had earned $700,000 out of possible $4 million in escalators.
December 31, 2008 update I am presuming that when Wilfork reached the escalators for the 2008 season that they also increased his 2009 salary by at least the same amount.
March 3, 2009 update According to the NFLPA.org site Wilfork's 2009 salary is now scheduled to be $2.3 million so it appeared that Wilfork had earned $1,500,000 out of possible $5 million in escalators.

Jonathan Wilhite - Wilhite's contract is a four-year deal, with a $405,500 signing bonus. The base salaries are:

Going by recent past Patriots rookie contracts the final year probably includes an escalator that could increase the value of the base salary based on playing time in the first three years of the deal.
June 26, 2010 update According to the performance-based program Wilhite earned $6,240 in offseason workout bonus money, rather than the $7,280 that I previously had him earning.

Tank Williams- On 3/8 Mike Reiss blogged that "S Tank Williams signed a one-year contract with a base salary of $605,000. He did not receive a signing bonus. There is a $40,000 workout bonus as part of the deal. The contract qualifies for the veteran minimum benefit, meaning his salary cap charge is $491,000."
August 10, 2008 update Tank's contract included a $230,000 split salary which I presume kicked in once Tank was placed on IR.
April 10, 2009 update On 4/10 the Boston Globe's Mike Reiss blogged that the Tank Williams' contract is "a one-year pact, with a base salary of $620,000. There are no bonuses in the deal, which is not surprising given that Williams is coming off a serious knee injury. This deal qualifies for the veteran minimum benefit, meaning his salary cap charge is $460,000."

Thomas Williams- Thomas Williams is scheduled to make $41,600 during his 8 weeks on the Patriots practice squad.

DeAngelo Willingham - DeAngelo Willingham made $15,600 this season during his 3 weeks on the Patriots practice squad.

Pierre Woods I am presuming that Woods received a $445,000 ERFA tender.
November 12, 2008 update - According to the USAToday salary database Woods earned $5,640 in offseason workout bonus money.
February 27, 2009 update - Mike Reiss blogged today that "the Patriots tendered restricted free agent OLB Pierre Woods at the second-round level today. The one-year tender for Woods is for $1.54 million."
December 27, 2009 update According to the USAToday player salary database Woods received $7,280 in other bonus money. I am guesstimating that it is made of $7,280 in offseason workout bonus money.

Mike Wright - Mike Wright's RFA tender was $1,417,000.
November 12, 2008 update - According to the USAToday salary database Wright earned $5,640 in offseason workout bonus money.
March 14, 2009 update - ESPN.Com's John Clayton reported that "Wright, according to a source, agreed to a four-year, $7.5 million deal to re-sign with Bill Belichick and the Patriots, but the deal has plenty of perks. There are $10 million of potential playing time escalators in the four-year deal, the source said. Considering he was a defensive lineman who played 44 percent of the snaps, Wright has a good chance to cash in on those playing time escalators and incentives."
March 17, 2009 update Mike Wright's salaries are as follows:


Because the increase in salary from 2010 to 2011 and from 2011 to 2012 is the same amount ($390,000) I believe that Wright will receive a $680,000 roster bonus in 2009 making his total compensation in 2009 $1.3 million. 30% of $1.3 million is $390,000.
March 22, 2009 update The Boston Globe's Christopher Gasper reported that "Wright agreed to a four-year, $7.5 million deal ($1.8 million signing bonus), with playing-time escalators that could increase the value of the contract by $10 million". I emailed him about the existence of a roster bonus. He replied that there was one aand it was for $600,000. I am presuming that Wright is getting a $75,000 offseason workout bonus because that amount would make his contract in compliance with the CBA.
April 5, 2009 updateThe Boston Globe's Mike Reiss blogged that "Wright's four-year pact includes base salaries of $620,000 (2009), $1.2 million (2010), $1.24 million (2011) and $1.28 million (2012). He receives a signing bonus of $1.8 million, and a roster bonus of $600,000 that was paid in mid-March. The deal also includes workout bonuses from $80,000-$100,000, depending on the year."
December 27, 2009 update According to the USAToday player salary database Wright received $687,280 in other bonus money. I am guesstimating that it is made of a $600,000 roster bonus and $87,280 in offseason workout bonus money.

Billy Yates - According to Mike Reiss' blog - "The contract extension signed by offensive lineman Billy Yates is a three-year package worth $2.1 million, according to NFL Players Association documents. Yates received a $325,000 signing bonus. His base salaries are $510,000 for 2007; $605,000 for 2008; and $650,000 for 2009."
February 17, 2009 update With his release on February 17 Yates will count $108,334 (the remaining amortization of his signing bonus) against the Patriots 2009 cap.
February 21, 2009 update I am presuming that Yates' deal is a one-year package and that his base salary is $620,000 - the minimum for a player with his experience. I am also presuming that he received a $40,000 signing bonus as part of the deal. As such, his contract qualifies for the veteran minimum benefit, meaning that his salary cap charge is $507,280."

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