- On July 21st the Patriots waived Seali’i Epenesa. His waiving did not affect the Patriots 2014 salary cap at all because he did not receive a signing bonus or have any of his salary guaranteed.
- On July 21st the Patriots signed Eathyn Manumaleuna. This signing did not affect the Patriots salary cap at all since Eathyn did not receive a signing bonus as part of his three-year deal
- On July 21st the Patriots placed DL Dominique Easley, RB Roy Finch, LB Deontae Skinner and T Chris Martin on the Non-Football Injury (NFI) list. CB Alfonzo Dennard, WR Aaron Dobson, WR Jeremy Gallon, DT Tommy Kelly and ST/WR Matt Slater were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. These transactions did not affect the Patriots salary cap at all.
- On July 23rd the Patriots waived Tyler McDonald retired. His waiving did not affect the Patriots 2014 salary cap at all because he did not receive a signing bonus or have any of his salary guaranteed.
- On July 23rd the Patriots re-signed Greg Orton. This re-signing did not affect the Patriots salary cap at all since Greg did not receive a signing bonus as part of his three-year deal.
- On July 24th Roy Finch was activated from the NFI list
- On July 25th the Patriots released Nate Byham freeing up $225,000 in cap space as James White’s $420,000 salary will take Byham’s place in the Top 51 list.
- On July 27th the Patriots signed Cole Stanford and Brian Tyms. They also waived/injured Greg Orton. As Nick Caserio said in his press conference, Orton will end up on IR after he clears waivers at 4PM the 28th. It is very doubtful that a team will claim him. Once Orton is on IR his salary should drop from $420,000 to $303,000. $303,000 is the split salary for a player who was earning a $420,000 salary. The Patriots and Orton have 5 days to reach an injury settlement after he clears waivers. I doubt that with a torn Achilles Orton will agree to an injury settlement.
- Updated my blog post that lists the Patriots eligible for the practice squad.
- The Patriots started the week with $6,403,532 in cap space. They ended the week with $6,100,532 in cap space. The Patriots ended the week with 90 players on their 90-man active roster and one player on Injured Reserve. As you can see on the NFLPA site the league average is $10,072,757.22 so the Patriots have about $3.9 million less than the league average. The Patriots have the 11th amount of cap space.
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