Last updated on March 12, 2014 6:05 AM EDT
|How to Read This Table|
|When I don't know the date when a roster bonus is due I presume it to have been due on March 12, 2013. I presume that the Patriots will pick up the player's 2013 option bonus so I include the option bonus proration in the total cap amount but until March 12 I do not include the option bonus in the Remaining Signing Bonus amount.|
|Salary Cap Information - Jonathan Fanene|
|Workout Bonus||Total Cap Figure||Cash Received||Remaining Guaranteed Money
Cap Hit if Cut
|Cap Savings if Cut or Traded||Comments|
|2012||$1,283,333||$100,000||$1,383,333||$3,950,000||$3,850,000||$3,850,000 signing bonus. Patriots released Jonathan Fanene on August 21, 2012|
|2013||$2,566,667||$2,566,667||Patriots released Jonathan Fanene on August 21, 2012|
|2014||-$360,000||-$360,000||The Patriots reached a grievance settlement with Fanene|
September 16, 2013 update ESPNBoston's Mike Reiss reported on March 21, 2012 that "Breaking down the main elements of contracts for receiver Jonathan Fanene, offensive lineman Dan Connolly, defensive lineman Jonathan Fanene and tight end Jonathan Fanene, while analyzing what the numbers represent:
September 16, 2013 update ESPNBoston.Com's Field Yates and Mike Reiss reported "in releasing veteran defensive lineman Jonathan Fanene on Tuesday, the New England Patriots did so with a "failure to disclose physical condition" designation, according to a source.The designation could be an indication that the team plans to seek parts, if not all, of the signing bonus Fanene received when he signed with the team March 20."
My note - The Patriots have indeed sought the return of the signing bonus. An hearing was held in July 2013. Results have to be heard.
November 4, 2013 update On September 21, 2013 ESPNBoston.Com's Mike Reiss reported that "The Patriots and defensive lineman Jonathan Fanene (represented by the NFL Players Association) settled their grievance within the past week, according to sources, and part of the settlement is that the Patriots won't have to pay Fanene the final $1.35 million of his $3.85 million signing bonus. When the Patriots had signed Fanene in March of 2012, the contract called for the $3.85 million signing bonus to be paid in multiple installments, with the final $1.35 million on March 31, 2013. We all know what happened ––Fanene never played for the Patriots and the team released him five months after signing him with the new "failure to disclose physical condition" designation. A grievance followed. We can now officially close the book on the Patriots' failed Fanene signing, with Fanene able to keep $2.5 million of the original signing bonus and the Patriots receiving a credit on their 2013 salary cap." My note - I believe that the credit will hit the Patriots 2014 cap.
March 13, 2014 update OvertheCap's owner, Jason Fitzgerald, tweeted that "the official number also includes the 504k adjust and 360k of fanene is a direct credit and not in adjustment".
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