Updating my Danny Amendola cap scenarios page since I have learned that any salary cap credit for Danny’s 2 million guaranteed salary offset will appear in the 2015 Patriots adjusted cap figure.

Right now, Danny Amendola’s 2014 cap number is $4,575,000 which consists of 3 million salary, $1.2 million in signing bonus proration, and $375,000 ($31,250 per 46-man active roster appearance) roster bonus.

When Danny Amendola was signed to his current contract in March, 2013 it was widely reported that he received $10 million in guaranteed money and that 2 million of his 3 million 2014 salary was fully guaranteed. The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin reported that the “$2 million of his (Amendola’s) $3 million base salary in 2014 becomes guaranteed if he’s on the roster at 4 p.m. on March 11 which would mean that the Pats could take steps to avoid making the two million fully guaranteed. Albert Breer tweeted on March 5th that “the Patriots have to carry Amendola on their roster into the 2014 league year to make him a 6/1 cut. If they do that, his ’14 base is guaranteed.” It was then reported that the two million had offset language. That is, the Patriots would get a credit for the amount of compensation received by Amendola from another team for up to two million.

Trade Danny Amendola before June 2 -

His 2014 cap number would then increase from $4.575m to $4.8 million – the rest of his signing bonus proration. Since a player with a $495,000 salary would then take his place in the Top 51 list, the Patriots would lose additional $645,000 in cap space.
His 2015 cap number would go from $5.575 million to zero
His 2016 cap number would go from $6.575 million to zero.
His 2017 cap number would go from $7.575 million to zero.

Cut Danny Amendola after 4PM March 11 and before June 2 and make him a post June 1 designation:

That means the Pats would carry his $3 million salary and his $375,000 roster bonus on their books until June 2nd. On June 2nd he would be released. His 2014 cap number would then drop from $4.575m to $3.2 million ($1.2 million signing bonus proration and $2 million salary) – net cap savings in 2014 of around 880K
His 2015 cap number would go from $5.575 million to $3.6 million. Subtract up to 2 million from the $3.6 million any compensation Amendola receives from another team in 2014.
His 2016 cap number would go from $6.575 million to zero.
His 2017 cap number would go from $7.575 million to zero.

Cut Danny Amendola after 4PM March 11 and before June 2 and do NOT use the post June 1 designation:

His 2014 cap number would then increase from $4.575m to $6.8 million – the rest of his signing bonus proration ($4.8m) plus the $2 million salary. Since a player with a $495,000 salary would then take his place in the Top 51 list, the Patriots would lose additional $2,645,000 in cap space.
His 2015 cap number would go from $5.575 million to zero. The Patriots would get a credit for up to 2 million from the $3.6 million any compensation Amendola receives from another team in 2014.
His 2016 cap number would go from $6.575 million to zero.
His 2017 cap number would go from $7.575 million to zero.

Cut Danny Amendola after June 1:

His 2014 cap number would then drop from $4.575m to $3.2million ($1.2 million signing bonus proration and $2 million salary) – net cap savings in 2014 of around 880K
His 2015 cap number would go from $5.575 million to $3.6 million. Subtract up to 2 million from the $3.6 million any compensation Amendola receives from another team in 2014.
His 2016 cap number would go from $6.575 million to zero.
His 2017 cap number would go from $7.575 million to zero.

Trade Danny Amendola after June 1:

His 2014 cap number would then drop from $4.575m to $1.2 million ($1.2 million signing bonus proration) – net cap savings in 2014 of around $2.88 million
His 2015 cap number would go from $5.575 million to $3.6 million.
His 2016 cap number would go from $6.575 million to zero.
His 2017 cap number would go from $7.575 million to zero.