For this exercise I have included Matt Slater, Nate Ebner, and Chris White as special teamers. For more details click on the links to the positional breakdowns.

For the sake of comparison the below numbers do NOT include dead money hits. That is, Aaron Hernandez’s $7,532,800 cap hit is not included in the tight end numbers, for example.

Position Number Total Percentage of Patriots’ Total Adjusted Cap Number
Centers 2 $1,625,000 1.17%
Cornerbacks 6 14,815,275 10.65%
Defensive Ends 4 6,279,489 4.53%
Defensive Tackles 7 10,123,333 7.28%
Guards 4 15,078,334 10.84%
Linebackers 5 10,755,717 7.73%
Offensive Tackles 7 7,211,397 5.18%
Quarterbacks 2 15,737,945 11.31%
Running Backs and Fullback 5 3,185,607 2.29%
Safeties 5 9,227,568 6.63%
Special Teams 7 8,526,318 6.13%
Tight Ends 3 7,446,250 5.35%
Wide Receivers 9 11,215,258 8.06%
Dead Money 24 10,057,857 7.23%
Cap Space 7,805,703 7.23%

The next table breaks down cap hits by age. The age of the player is as of September 9, 2014.

Age Number Total Percentage of Patriots Total Adjusted Cap Number
23 8 3,192,541 2.29%
24 17 10,542,770 7.58%
25 11 10,619,587 7.63%
26 8 7,591,425 5.46%
27 3 7,115,000 5.11%
28 5 19,862,500 14.28%
29 2 9,266,668 6.66%
30 4 13,350,000 9.60%
32 3 21,266,667 15.29%
33 1 1,805,000 1.30%
34 1 1,833,333 1.32%
37 1 14,800,000 10.64%
Dead Money 24 10,057,857 7.23%
Cap Space 7,805,703 7.23%

The final table breakdowns the cap allocated to the different units on the Patriots.

Unit Number Total Percentage of Patriots Total Adjusted Cap Number
Defensive Line 10 16,420,822 11.80%
Defensive Skill 15 35,443,560 25.48%
Offensive Line 6 23,914,731 17.19%
Offensive Skill 15 37,585,060 27.02%
Special Teams 5 7,881,318 5.67%
Dead Money 24 10,057,857 7.23%
Cap Space 7,805,703 7.23%