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  1. Miguel

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    Until it is known how much money was earned in escalators the amount of Patriot cap space will be understated

    Wilfork - as much as $5 million - Wilfork's 2008 salary was increased by $700,000 because of escalators. In my cap page I am presuming that Wilfork has at least earn the same amount in 2009.
    Watson - as much as $3.6 million - Watson's 2008 salary was increased by $125,000 because of escalators.In my cap page I am presuming that he has at least earn the same amount in 2009.
    Hobbs - maximum escalator amount unknown - Hobbs' 2008 salary was increased by $940,000 because of escalators.In my cap page I am presuming that he has at least earn the same amount in 2009.
    Kaczur - maximum escalator amount unknown - Kaczur's 2008 salary was increased by $740,000 because of escalators. In my cap page I am presuming that he has at least earn the same amount in 2009.
    Hochstein - as much as $800,000
    Yates - as much as $200,000
    Green - as much as $1.9 million
    Mankins - maximum escalator amount unknown. One has to presume that it is more than $940, 000 since Mankins went higher in the draft than did Hobbs.
    David Thomas - escalator to low RFA tender ($1,010,000) from a salary of $530,000 - a $480,000 increase
    Le Kevin Smith - escalator to low RFA tender ($1,010,000) from a salary of $530,000 - a $480,000 increase
    O'Callaghan - escalator to low RFA tender ($1,010,000) from a salary of $530,000 - a $480,000 increase
    Gostkowski - escalator to low RFA tender ($1,010,000) from a salary of $530,000 - a $480,000 increase

    2.) Until the ERFA/RFA tenders for Ventrone, Britt, Alexander, Woods are known the amount of cap space will be understated.
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    Please clarify 'understated'. Are you estimating on the high end, or worst case, so each actual # will lower cap cost and increase cap room, or will each of these increase cap cost beyond what you have estimate.
    In other words, is it correct that 'until the cap SPACE is understated' did you mean cap EXPENDITURES are understated.
    Apologies if I misunderstood.
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    "Understated" means we're worse off or better off? Thanks Miguel-awesome research as always!! (I hope it means we're BETTER off:D)
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    I should have typed overstated.

    Example. A report may say that the Pats are currently under the 2009 projected cap by $25 million. If the report depends on the current 2009 salaries of Wilfork which is now $800,000, that report will overstate the amount of cap space as it is very likely that Wilfork's 2009 salary will be increased due to earned escalators.
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    Thanks Miguel!
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