As of now, the Patriots have three special team players (Stephen Gostkowski, Ryan Allen, and Matt Slater) signed for the 2014 season. Their respective cap numbers are $3,800,000, $2,266,668, and $495,500. Danny Aiken, the undrafted long snapper, will be a restricted free agent in 2014. Below are the possible projected tenders.
Level 1: $1,389,000 (Right of First Refusal)
Level 2: $1,389,000 or 110% of 2013 salary (Original Round Pick)
Level 3: $2,124,000 or 110% of 2013 salary (Second Round Pick)
Level 4: $3,023,000 or 110% of 2013 salary (First Round Pick)
I believe that the Patriots will tender Danny Aiken at the Right of First Refusal level ($1,389,000) which would take up $894,000 in cap space. I would expect the Pats to reach a long-term deal with Aiken something like 5 years,$5 million. I also expect the Pats to extend the Ghost to a deal in the neighborhood of 5 years, 18 million total which could lower his 2014 cap number significantly (around a million dollars)