Last updated on April 23, 2016 1:30 PM EDT
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|Roster Bonus||Workout Bonus||Weight Bonus||Total Cap Figure||Cash Received||Remaining Guaranteed Money||Cap Hit if Cut||Cap Savings if Cut or Traded||Comments|
|2016||$900,000||$250,000||$468,750||$100,000||$300,500||$2,018,750||$140,000||$347,500||$31,250 46-man active roster bonus. LTBE for 10 games.|
The Patriots signed Terrance Knighton on April 4, 2016.
On April 8 ESPNBoston.Com's Mike Reiss gave us "a closer look at the contract signed by defensive tackle Terrance Knighton with the New England Patriots, while analyzing what it means for the player and team:
Term: One year
Signing bonus: $250,000
Base salary: $900,000
Roster bonus: $500,000 (paid per game, $31,250 if active)
Workout bonus: $100,000
Salary-cap charge: $2.018 million The total cash value of the deal is $1.75 million, and the $250,000 signing bonus is the lone guarantee. The cap charge of $2.018 million seems reasonable from a team perspective."
On April 23 the Boston Globe's Ben Volin reported that Terrance Knighton "can make up to $2.5 million in performances bonuses, with $500,000 based off making the Pro Bowl on the original ballot, and $2 million in playing-time bonuses. The breakdown, per a copy of his contract obtained by the Globe:
40 percent of snaps: $200,000
45 percent of snaps: $200,000
50 percent of snaps: $200,000
55 percent of snaps: $400,000
60 percent of snaps: $400,000
70 percent of snaps: $350,000
80 percent of snaps: $250,000 Those markers won’t be easy for Knighton to attain. He’ll be sharing snaps with Malcom Brown, Alan Branch, Markus Kuhn, and perhaps a rookie. Last year, Brown played the most snaps of any Patriots defensive tackle, and that was only 47.8 percent. Knighton played only 35 percent of snaps with Washington last season and 48 percent of snaps with Denver in 2014. But in 2014, Vince Wilfork played in 73.3 percent of snaps with New England, so Knighton could have the opportunity to play a lot. The releases of Dominique Easley, Chris Jones, and Sealver Siliga should add to Knighton’s playing time. Knighton also has the chance to make an additional $300,000 this offseason if he lays off the pot roast. He has four weigh-ins at $75,000 each: under 375 pounds on April 18, 365 pounds on May 18, 360 pounds on June 15, and 355 pounds on the first day of training camp.That last weigh-in bonus is also contingent on Knighton passing the team’s conditioning run on the first day of camp."
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