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. Please also note that starting at the end of May my numbers started to be off by $79,200 from the official NFLPA numbers which is why I am including the total error number in the calculations.

Position Number Total Percentage of Patriots’ Total Adjusted Cap Number
Centers 3 $2,164,250 1.56%
Cornerbacks 10 14,840,067 10.67%
Defensive Ends 7 7,740,957 5.56%
Defensive Tackles 9 9,628,333 6.92%
Guards 5 14,614,109 10.51%
Linebackers 11 11,545,717 8.30%
Offensive Tackles 6 7,286,543 5.24%
Quarterbacks 3 16,371,381 11.77%
Running Backs and Fullback 8 3,709,045 2.67%
Safeties 6 7,940,091 5.71%
Special Teams 7 8,031,318 5.77%
Tight Ends 5 7,448,916 5.35%
Wide Receivers 10 10,731,156 7.71%
Dead Money 27 10,732,024 7.71%
Cap Space 6,403,532 4.60%
Error -79,200 -0.06%
Totals 90 139,109,051 100.00%

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
22 10 2,561,604 1.84%
23 16 3,274,232 2.35%
24 23 8,130,012 5.84%
25 11 10,619,587 7.63%
26 8 7,096,425 5.10%
27 4 8,800,000 6.33%
28 5 19,862,500 14.28%
29 2 9,266,668 6.66%
30 5 13,985,000 10.05%
32 3 21,266,667 15.29%
33 2 2,390,000 1.72%
37 1 14,800,000 10.64%
Dead Money 27 10,732,024 7.71%
Cap Space 6,405,532 4.60%
Error (-79,200) -0.06%
Totals 90 139,109,051 100.00%

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 16 17,369,290 12.49%
Defensive Skill 27 34,326,687 24.68%
Offensive Line 14 24,064,902 17.30%
Offensive Skill 26 38,260,498 27.50%
Special Teams 7 8,031,318 5.77%
Dead Money 27 10,732,024 7.71%
Cap Space 6,403,532 4.60%
Error (-79,200) -0.06%
Totals 90 139,109,051 100.00%