I was asked in a separate thread. Did not want to hijack the other thread so I decided to create a new one for this. "If we re-signed the 3 most crucial ones, which are Wilfork, Mankins and Gostkowski in my opinion, how much of the available cap room would this take up? Lets say they all got top 5 for their position money, how much cap room would be left before draftees were signed?" My answer: I think that this would a fair deal for Ghost and the Pats. A 5-year deal worth $12.5 million with a $4.5 million signing bonus Year Salary Cap Hit 2009 1,000,000 2,006,250 2010 1,300,000 2,200,000 2011 1,600,000 2,500,000 2012 1,900,000 2,800,000 2013 2,200,000 3,100,000 The 2009 cap hit includes the 2009 proration of his 2006 signing bonus.