Last updated on March 16, 2015 8:25 PM EDT

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Alan Branch

Year Salary Prorated
Signing Bonus
Roster Bonus Weight Bonus Total Cap Figure Cash Received Remaining Guaranteed Money Cap Hit if Cut Cap Savings if Cut or Traded Comments
2014 $345,882 $345,882 $345,882
2015 $1,200,000 $350,000 $200,000 $400,000 $2,150,000 $2,500,000 $700,000 $750,000 Since Alan played in 8 games in 2014 his $25,000 46-man active roster counts $200,000 against 2015 cap
2016 $1,200,000 $350,000 $800,000 $400,000 $2,750,000 $2,400,000 $750,000 $750,000 $1,400,000

On October 29, 2014 the New England Patriots signed Alan Branch to an one-year contract with a $855,000 salary. This deal is eligible for the veteran minimum benefit treatment lowering the cap number to $570,000. The Pats are responsible for 9/17ths of his 2014 salary of $570,000 or $301,765. Please note that Branch will be an UFA after this season.

March 16, 2015 update On March 16 ESPNBoston.Com's Mike Reiss blogged that "the following is a closer look at the two-year contract signed by defensive tackle Alan Branch with the New England Patriots, based on information currently available:
Term: Two years
Maximum value: $6.6 million
Signing bonus: $700,000
2015 base salary: $1.2 million
2015 roster bonus: $400,000 ($25,000 per game on the roster)
2015 playing time incentives: $750,000
2015 weight bonus: $400,000
2016 base salary: $1.2 million
2016 roster bonus-part 1: $400,000 (paid on first day of 2016 league year if on the roster)
2016 roster bonus-part 2: $400,000 ($25,000 per game on the roster)
2016 playing time incentives: $750,000
2016 weight bonus: $400,000 While it's a two-year deal, the sides inserted an option into the contract that could make it a one-year deal. The Patriots would pick up the second year of the contract by paying Branch $400,000 if he's on the roster the first day of the 2016 league year."
My notes: Weight bonuses are LTBE. In 2015 Branch's 46-man active roster bonus are LTBE for 8 games since he played in 8 games in 2014. I break down Alan Branch's contract in this blog post

April 2, 2016 update As far as Branch's weight clause is concerned, it's 355 pounds on April 18, 355 on May 15, 355 once again on June 15, and 350 at the start of training camp.

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