Last updated on May 31, 2015 5:45 PM EDT
|Roster Bonus||Workout Bonus||Total Cap Figure||Cash Received||Remaining Guaranteed Money||Cap Hit if Cut||Cap Savings if Cut or Traded||Comments|
|2015||$745,000||$20,000||$60,000||$665,000||$825,000||$20,000||$20,000||Because of the Minimum Salary Benefit treatment where a veteran's salary only counts $585,000 against the cap if the rest of his compensation is no more than $80,000 Dane Fletcher's $745,000 salary is only counting $585,000 against the cap.|
|2016||$760,000||$600,000||$760,000||Because of the Minimum Salary Benefit treatment where a veteran's salary only counts $600,000 against the cap if the rest of his compensation is no more than $80,000 Dane Fletcher's $760,000 salary will only count $600,000 against the 2016 cap.|
On May 26, 2015 the New England Patriots signed Dane Fletcher.
May 31, 2015 update On May 28th ESPNBoston's Mike Reiss reported that "A closer look at the contract linebacker Dane Fletcher signed with the New England Patriots:
Term: One year
Signing bonus: $20,000
Base salary: $745,000
Split salary: $413,000 (in the event of injury)
Roster bonus: $60,000 ($6,000 per game if active, up to a total of 10 games)
Salary-cap charge: $665,000
Fletcher's total guarantee is the $20,000 signing bonus, but he can earn up to $825,000 if he makes the roster and is active for up to 10 games. Because the deal qualifies for the minimum salary benefit, Fletcher's cap charge is only $665,000. This deal is reflective of a solid special-teams player. It looks like a win-win from this perspective: The Patriots add important linebacker depth and a proven player in the kicking game, while Fletcher gets some financial upside and an opportunity to return to a franchise he's expressed an affinity for in the past."
November 26, 2015 update Since Dane Fletcher remained on Reserve-PUP for the entire season his 2015 contract will carry over into the 2016 season.
Source: Article 20 Section 2 of the CBA - "Any player placed on a Physically Unable to Perform list (“PUP”) will be paid his full Paragraph 5 Salary while on such list. His con-tract will not be tolled for the period he is on PUP, except in the last year of his contract, when the player’s contract will be tolled if he is still physically unable to perform his football services as of the sixth regular season game.
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