As you can see below, the Patriots have eight running backs signed for the 2014 season. The CBA prohibits any changes to the contract of James White until after the 2016 regular season since he was drafted in 2014. Any extensions for Vereen, Bolden, or Ridley this season will only increase their cap numbers since their salaries are already so low.
|Name||Age||2014 Cap Number||2015 Cap Number||2016 Cap Number||2017 Cap Number||2018 Cap Number|
Total Top 51 cap value:$3,709,045. Ridley, Vereen, Bolden, and Develin are all in the Top 51 with White and Finch counting $99,272 and $1,666, respectively, against the Patriots salary cap currently.
Running Back Portion of Patriots’ adjusted cap number of $139,109,051:2.36 percent (lowest percentage of any position for the Patriots)
Total Cap value$4,849,045
Compared to NFL average of $8,920,903: 45.64 percent less
NFL positional rank: 28th
Most overpaid:None. Since none of the eight have reached unrestricted free agency, all of them have contracts that were either slotted by their draft position or have the minimum salary for a player with the same level of experience. Therefore, none of them have a contract that could be considered favorable or unfavorable to the Patriots.
Most underpaid:None. Since none of the eight have reached unrestricted free agency, all of them have contracts that were either slotted by their draft position or have the minimum salary for a player with the same level of experience. Therefore, none of them have a contract that could be considered favorable or unfavorable to the Patriots.
|Name||2014 Cap Number||Ranking|
|Shane Vereen||$1,101,275||NFL: 50th; Patriots: 26th|
|Stevan Ridley||$939,750||Patriots: 28th|
|Brandon Bolden||$574,582||Patriots: 46th|
|James Develin||$570,000||Patriots: 47th|
|James White||$519,272||Patriots: 52nd|
|Roy Finch||$421,666||Patriots: tied for 61st|
|Jonas Gray||$420,000||Patriots: Tied for 74th|
|Tyler Gaffney||$303,000||Patriots: Tied for 90th|
Credits: I would like to thank Mike Rodak for coming up with this template and OvertheCap.Com’s Jason Fitzgerald for his salary cap information .
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