1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. On July 24th Roy Finch was activated from the NFI list
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Updated my blog post that lists the Patriots eligible for the practice squad.
  10. 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.