While I have this in bold on my future cap hits page "Please note that these figures do NOT include any escalators or incentives that players may reach" I continue to see posts about the Patriots 2008 cap picture that do not mention the fact that each and every year there are 1.) Patriot players who reach NTLBE incentives. Example - Dillon in 2004. Moss in 2007 2.) Patriots players who reach salary escalator clauses. Example - Wilson's 2007 salary 3.) that are ERFAs and RFA who have to be tendered an offer. In 2008 Alexander, Eckel, and Gemara Williams will be ERFAs and Wright will be an RFA. It has been reported that the following players have escalator clauses in their contracts which may increase their 2008 salary. Wilfork - as much as $4 million Watson - as much as $2.4 million Hobbs - maximum escalator amount unknown Kaczur - maximum escalator amount unknown Hochstein - as much as $800,000 Green - maximum escalator amount unknown I am not sure about this but Vrabel may also have escalator clause in his contract. Moss is well on his way to earning $2 million in NTLBE incentives. That 2 million has to be accounted for. Given the Patriots' success offensively and defensively it seems reasonable to presume that other players will also have reached their NTLBE incentives. For 2008, the RFA tender levels will be -- $927,000 = original draft pick compensation (but a second-rounder if the player was a first-round pick) $1.417 million = second-round pick $2.017 million = first-round pick $2.562 million = first- and third-round picks Whatever the amount of the RFA tender offer to Wright is it needs to be accounted when one talks about the Patriots 2008 salary cap picture.