IIRC, in 2004 his roster bonus was due the 7th day of the League year. If that holds true for 2006, it would mean that the roster bonus will be due on the 18th. On March 8, 2005 the Boston Herald reported that "Poole's agent, Hadley Engelhard, believes the [roster] bonus is due today." In 2005 March 8th was the 7th day of that league year. Since the 2006 league started on the 11th, the 7th day of the league year is the 18th which means that if the Patriots do not release Poole by 4 PM EDT on Friday, he will get his roster bonus.