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On September 11th noticed that the Patriots gained $2,300,235 in cap space according to the NFLPA Public Salary Cap Report since the 10th of September. So I tweeted out 2 possible reasons

a.) NFLPA finally decreased Tom Brady’s and Rob Ninkovich’s salaries after their suspensions. Before his suspension Tom Brady’s salary was $1 million. It is now $764,706, a decrease of $235,294.
b.) Kline waiver

Updated on September 14 – Added two more possible reasons for the large amount of cap space.

Learned from a source that Brady’s salary was indeed lowered but that the NFLPA is still counting Kline’s 2 million cap number on the Patriots salary cap. Learned from a tweet from The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin that “Source: #Patriots restructured Devin McCourty’s deal on Fri. Converted $3.74m of base salary into signing bonus. Created $2.8m of cap space”

Before this restructure McCourty’s 2016 cap number was $7,942,765 which consisted of
* his fully guaranteed salary of $4,500,000
* $3,000,000 proration of his 2015 $15 million signing bonus
* $437,500 (14 games of his 46-man active roster bonus)
* $5,265 offseason workout bonus

Devin McCourty’s current 2016 cap number is $5,137,765

* his guaranteed salary of $760,000
* $3,000,000 proration of his 2015 signing bonus proration
* $935,000 proration of his 2016 $3,740,000 signing bonus
* $437,500 (14 games of his 46-man active roster bonus)
* $5,265 offseason workout bonus

Devin McCourty’s future cap numbers were:
2017 – $10M
2018 – $11M
2019 – $12.5M

His future cap numbers are now:
2017 – $10,935,000
2018 – $11,935,000
2019 – $13,435,000

Summary – the Patriots gained $2,805,000 in 2016 cap space in exchange for increasing each of McCourty’s future cap numbers by $935,000.

Tom Forde on Twitter asked “did McCourty ask for this to happen or was it the pats request do you think ?”. I think the latter. I know that most players’ contracts contain a clause that allows the team to convert salary into signing bonus at any time. So the Patriots could have done this restructure without even asking Devin. No player is going to going to turn down receiving more money upfront while also receiving more protection from being released in the future.

It has been so long that the Patriots converted salary into signing bonus that I did not even consider it as an option for the increased cap space.

Why would the Patriots convert salary into signing bonus when they already had so much space?

In no particular order.

1.) They expect players with NLTBE (Not Likely to Be Earned) Incentives to reach them and they want to have cushion for them. Examples, Edelman has $500,000 in receptions incentives. Marcus Cannon has $300,000 in playing-time incentives.
2.) They hope to reach extensions with players that will end up increasing their 2016 cap numbers. We learned today that Rob Ninkovich was extended for the 2017 season. Other players whose extensions that would increase their 2016 cap numbers are Jamie Collins, Malcolm Butler, Duron Harmon, James Develin, Logan Ryan, Cameron Fleming, Jonathan Cooper, and Barkevious Mingo.
3.) They wish to roll over a great number of cap space into 2017 to make it easier to place the franchise tag on a player (most likely Dont’a Hightower or Jamie Collins)
4.) May want to trade for a relatively expensive player. – Added at 3:25 PM September 11
5.) They wish to roll over a great number of cap space into 2017 to make it easier to pay back cap space borrowed in 2011 and 2012. When the new CBA was agreed upon in 2011, the Salary Cap saw a reduction and, for the first few years, stagnation. Foreseeing this, the terms of the CBA allowed for teams to borrow ($3M in 2011; $1.5M in 2012) against future Caps, but forced teams to repay that amount during the 2014 through 2017 league years. The CBA left it up to the team to decide when to repay those amounts. I have been unable to determine if the Patriots borrow any cap space in 2011 or in 2012. But if they did, they will have to pay it back by the 2017 season. – Added at 5:55 PM September 14
6.) Plan to release a player or two during the season that will qualify for termination pay. – – Added at 5:55 PM September 14
7.) They expect players with NLBTE 46-man active roster bonuses to earn them. 46-man active roster bonuses are the only NLTBE incentives that when reached hits that year’s cap. If 14 Patriots play every remaining game, the Patriots will lose about $1.4M in salary cap space this year.

343,750 Solder, Nate
328,125 Edelman, Julian
187,500 Sheard, Jabaal
125,000 Long, Chris
100,000 McClellin, Shea
62,500 Waddle, LaAdrian
62,500 Cannon, Marcus
62,500 McCourty, Devin
46,875 Freeny, Jonathan
12,500 Chung, Patrick
12,500 Bolden, Brandon
12,500 Harbor, Clay
7,812 Ebner, Nate
25,000 Blount, LaGarrette
====================================
$1,376,562

As of 6:00 PM Thursday September 14 I have the Patriots salary cap space number as $9,583,260. That number will increase once I learn the details of the Tyler Gaffney injury settlement.

My twitter handle is @patscap.

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The Patriots lost 1 million in cap space on September 10th due to Scott Chandler

On September 10th noticed that the Patriots lost $912,530 in cap space on the NFLPA Public Salary Cap Report since the 9th of yesterday. So I tweeted out 3 possible reasons
a.) The injury settlements with Kevin Snyder and/or Tyler Gaffney hit the Patriots salary cap.
b.) An extension with a Patriot was reached increasing that player’s 2016 cap number.
c.) Scott Chandler injury protection

The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin replied to my tweet with “The answer is C. Scott Chandler is receiving $1m in injury protection for career-ending knee injury suffered last yr”

Here’s some background on injury protection

Quoting the CBA – “Beginning in the 2016 League Year, any type of In-jury Protection liability shall be included in Team Salary for the League Year for which such Injury Protection applies, or the League Year in which such Injury Protection is paid, agreed to be paid by settlement, or awarded, whichever is later.” Injury Protection was a benefit for the 2011/2012/2013/2014 and 2015 seasons. Scott Chandler qualified for Injury Protection since he underwent surgery in the off-season following the season of injury and was released with failed physical designation. Since Scott Chandler was approved to get the Injury Protection benefit he will receive an amount equal to 50% of his Paragraph 5 Salary for the 2016 season ($2 million) or $1 million. To learn more about Injury Protection review the CBA’s Article 45.

Please note that I am trying to reconcile the $87,470 difference between Scott Chandler’s 1 million injury protection benefit and the $912,530 decrease in cap space.

As of 2 PM Saturday September 10 I have the Patriots salary cap space number as $8,384,790. That number will increase once I learn the details of the Kevin Snyder and Tyler Gaffney injury settlements.

* If you know someone who works for Twitter, I could use your help. Had to replace my smartphone which has stored my Twitter password. Even though I have done everything mentioned on Twitter’s support page I have been unable to change my password since July 9th. My twitter handle is @patscap.

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A long-time family friend, my youngest sister’s best friend, is on the board of directors of a soup kitchen and food pantry in Malden, Massachusetts that provided in 2015 the equivalent of 1,030,000 meals to hungry, homeless and isolated people. I am asking that if you have found my salary cap pages useful that if you are able to do so, please make a donation to the Bread of Life soup kitchen/food pantry.

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Breaking down Jonathan Freeny’s extension with the New England Patriots

On September 2, 2016 ESPN.Com’s Mike Reiss tweeted some details on Jonathan Freeny’s extension – “Contract note: LB Jonathan Freeny’s 2-year extension has $1.3 million signing bonus. Cap hits of $1.7m in ’16; $1.8m in ’17, $2.0m in ’18.”

Let’s take a look at the salary cap consequences of these details along with those I have learned from a source.

The $3.9 million in new money consists of:
$1,300,000 signing bonus
$1,000,000 salary in 2017
$200,000 in 46-man active roster bonuses for the 2017 season
$240,000 roster bonus due the 5th day of the 2017 League Year
$1,400,000 salary in 2018
$200,000 in 46-man active roster bonuses for the 2017 season
minus the elimination of his 2016 $200,000 LTBE (Likely To Be Earned) Incentives and the reduction of his 2016 salary from $1 million to $760,000

* This Freeny extension created $6,667 in 2016 cap space for the Patriots. The $433,333 increase in his signing bonus proration was offset by the elimination of his 2016 $200,000 LTBE (Likely To Be Earned) Incentives and the reduction of his 2016 salary from $1 million to $760,000. $200,000 + $240,000 = $440,000. $440,000 – $433,333 = $6,667.

* Jonathan Freeny’s 2017 salary is guaranteed for injury only.

* Freeny’s 2017 $240,000 roster bonus is fully guaranteed. This roster bonus is due the third day of the 2017 League Year.

* Jonathan Freeney’s $12,500 46-man active roster bonus will be considered likely to be earned (LTBE) in 2016 for the 13 games he was on the 46-man active roster in 2015. $12,500 times 13 games = $162,500. In 2017 his 46-man active roster bonus will be reevaluated based on how many games he is active for 2016. In 2018 his 46-man active roster bonus will be reevaluated based on how many games he is active for 2017.

* The amount of his 2017 playing-time incentive that will be part of his 2017 cap number is determined by how much Freeny plays in 2016. I have learned that the maximum value of his incentives are $900,000. I am still trying to learn the tiers in Freeny’s playing-time incentives that are based on how many snaps he plays in 2016. Since Freeny played in 35.6% of the defensive snaps in 2015 his tier probably starts off at 40%. Am trying to confirm this.

* The amount of his 2018 playing-time incentive that will be part of his 2018 cap number is determined by how much Freeny plays in 2017. I am still trying to learn the tiers in Freeny’s playing-time incentives that are based on how many snaps he plays in 2016. I have learned that the maximum value of his 2018 incentives are $900,000.

* Freeny can increase his 2017/2018 salaries by earning playing-time escalators.

* A player’s salary cap number is the total of
his salary
signing bonus proration, if any
any LTBE incentives

* A signing bonus is prorated equally over the life of the contract, up to five years. That is, if Freeny’s extension was through the 2021 season covering six seasons any signing bonus would be prorated through the 2020 season (five seasons)

Here is a screenshot of Jonathan Freeny’s deal

Jonathan Freeny's Deal

If released before June 1, 2017 Freeny’s dead money will be $1,106,667 ($866,667 – remaining signing bonus proration and his $240,000 roster bonus).
If released in 2017 and after June 1, 2017 Freeny’s dead money will be $633,333 ($433,333 – 2017 signing bonus proration and his $240,000 roster bonus).
If released anytime in 2018 Freeny’s dead money will be $433,334 – the remaining proration of his signing bonus.

Jonathan Freeny is now one of 45 Patriots signed for the 2017 season and one of 32 Patriots signed for the 2018 season.

* If you know someone who works for Twitter, I could use your help. Had to replace my smartphone which has stored my Twitter password. Even though I have done everything mentioned on Twitter’s support page I have been unable to change my password since July 9th. My twitter handle is @patscap.

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A long-time family friend, my youngest sister’s best friend, is on the board of directors of a soup kitchen and food pantry in Malden, Massachusetts that provided in 2015 the equivalent of 1,030,000 meals to hungry, homeless and isolated people. I am asking that if you have found my salary cap pages useful that if you are able to do so, please make a donation to the Bread of Life soup kitchen/food pantry.

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Patriots gained $374,999 in cap space as Nate Ebner chases his Olympics dream

Today I noticed that the Patriots cap space number increased by $299,999 on the NFLPA site.

With the assistance of a source I was able to figure out why.

It has to do with the recent changes in the Nate Ebner’s 2016 salary cap number.

NFLPA is now counting Ebner’s 46-man active roster bonus as $117,188 and not $117,187. Ebner’s 46-man roster bonus is $125,000 for the year. $125,000 divided by 16 games = $7,812.50. Since Ebner played in 15 games in 2015, his 46-man active roster bonus is considered LTBE (Likely to be Earned) for 15 games. 15 * $7,812.50 = $117,187.50. Ever since Ebner signed his deal his roster bonus was counting $117,187 against the cap. Today the NFLPA rounded up $117,187.50 to $117,188.

At the beginning of the 2016 Patriots training camp the Patriots placed Nate Ebner on the Reserve – Did not Report list so that he was no longer taking up a spot on the 90-man active roster. Because of that the NFLPA is no longer including his $825,000 salary in his cap number. His 2016 salary cap number is now $367,188. It used to be $1,192,187. Before this change Ebner had the 32nd highest cap number on the Patriots. He now has the 52nd highest. Please remember that we are in the period where the salaries of the players not with the 51 highest cap numbers do not count against the cap. Joe Thuney who has a $450,000 salary replaced Ebner in the Top 51 list. $825,000 – $450,000 – $1 = $374,999 in gained cap space. Why do I say that the Patriots gained $374,999 in cap space when the change on the NFLPA site was only $299,999? Because I am pretty sure that the NFLPA is including the salaries of two players with a $525,000 salary (one most likely Shaq Mason) in their Top 51 when they should be including the salaries of two players with a $450,000 salary (Cyrus Jones and Joe Thuney).

I have tried to anticipate some questions that this blog may generate.

Q: How much cap space do the Patriots currently have?
A: By my calculations – $9,909,097

Q: If Nate Ebner is released during roster cutdowns how much dead money will the Patriots have?
A: $250,000 in both 2016 and 2017

Q: If Nate Ebner joins the team before roster cutdowns how will his return affect the Patriots cap space?
A: The Patriots will lose $375,000 in both 2016 and 2017

Q: What will happen to the Patriots cap space if Nate Ebner is active for all 16 games in 2016?
A: The Patriots will lose $7,812 in cap space in 2016 wild-card weekend.

Q: What will happen to the Patriots cap space if Nate Ebner makes the 53-man roster Week 1 but is not active for 15 games in 2016?
A: In 2017 the Patriots will receive a credit of $7,812.50 for each game missed up to a maximum of 15 games. Plus, his 2017 46-man roster bonus amount will be lowered to $7,812.50 times the number of games active in 2016. Example, if Ebner is active for 10 games in 2016 Pats will receive a $39,062.50 credit on their 2017 cap and Ebner’s 2017 46-man roster bonus will be $78,125 instead of $117,188.

Q: How much cap space have the Patriots had at the start of training camps in recent years?
A: In 2013 Pats entered training camp with around $10 million in cap space. 2014 – around 6 million. 2015 – around 8.9 million.

A call for a donation

A long-time family friend, my youngest sister’s best friend, is on the board of directors of a soup kitchen and food pantry in Malden, Massachusetts that provided in 2015 the equivalent of 1,030,000 meals to hungry, homeless and isolated people. I am asking that if you have found my salary cap pages useful that if you are able to do so, please make a donation to the Bread of Life soup kitchen/food pantry.

You can make a donation below by clicking on the Donate button. I am hoping to raise five thousand dollars for the Bread of Life by the time the Patriots win their 5th Super Bowl. As of July 24th have raised $541. Please mention this website by typing in Patscap’s Drive for Five in the Purpose Field.




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Some thoughts on extending Rob Gronkowski

Earlier this summer I started this blog piece. Never had the time to finish this. The news that the Patriots and Gronkowski are talking about a restructure spurred me to finally finish even though my main original point that Gronkowski is not underpaid will be proven wrong if indeed a new deal is consummated. The original working title for this blog piece was a great suggestion by a Twitter follower – “Rob”bed Gronkowsksi. Not so fast.

After the New England Patriots paid him his $6 million option bonus All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski tweeted on March 7th – “If ya think about it that Option pick up basically equals pay cut the next 4 seasons…I don’t work hard for those reasons. Haha”.

Rob Gronkowski's Tweet

Ever since then there has been some speculation that the tweet indicated Gronk’s displeasure with his contract. One such example is this discussion on CSNNE speculating that the Marcellus Bennett’s acquisition was insurance against a Rob Gronkowski holdout.

The purpose of this blog piece is to examine whether or not Rob Gronkowski is truly underpaid.

Background – Rob Gronkowski was drafted in 2010 and signed a four-year rookie deal with the Patriots. In August of 2012 with two years left on his rookie deal Rob Gronkowski signed a 6-year extension with the Patriots if they picked up the option ($10 million) for the last four years of the deal by the beginning of the 2016 League Year (March 9). In 2012 Rob Gronkowski received a $10 million signing bonus. In August, 2015 the Patriots paid Gronkowski $4 million of his $10 million option. The Patriots paid Gronkowski the remaining $6 million in March, 2016.

His 2016 cap number is $6,618,750 which consists of his
$2.25 million salary
$250,000 workout bonus
$468,750 in 46-man active roster bonus (Gronk was active for 15 games in 2016).
$50,000 in signing bonus proration of his 2014 offseason workout bonus that was fully guaranteed in 2012
$1,600,000 in proration of his 2012 8 million signing bonus
$800,000 in proration of his 2015 $4 million option bonus
$1,200,000 in proration of his 2015 $4 million option bonus

His 2017 cap number is $7,000,000 which consists of his
$4.25 million salary
$250,000 workout bonus
$500,000 in 46-man active roster bonus
$800,000 in proration of his 2015 $4 million option bonus
$1,200,000 in proration of his 2015 $4 million option bonus

His 2018 cap number is $11,000,000 which consists of his
$8 million salary
$250,000 workout bonus
$750,000 in 46-man active roster bonus
$800,000 in proration of his 2015 $4 million option bonus
$1,200,000 in proration of his 2015 $4 million option bonus

His 2019 cap number is $11,000,000 which consists of his
$9 million salary
$250,000 workout bonus
$750,000 in 46-man active roster bonus
$800,000 in proration of his 2015 $4 million option bonus
$1,200,000 in proration of his 2015 $4 million option bonus

The below table shows the increase in the League Salary Cap since 2012.

NFL Salary Cap since 2012

A NFL League Year goes from March to the following March.
Calendar Year starts on January 1 and ends on December 31.

Hopefully, I have provided enough background information.

Using the League Year barometer Rob Gronkowski is scheduled to receive the below amounts in cash
$15 million in 2015
$3 million in 2016
$5 million in 2017
$9 million in 2018
$10 million in 2019

Using the Calendar Year barometer Rob Gronkowski is scheduled to receive the below amounts in cash
$9 million in 2015
$9 million in 2016
$5 million in 2017
$9 million in 2018
$10 million in 2019

For Gronkowski’s tweet to be accurate – “If ya think about it that Option pick up basically equals pay cut the next 4 seasons”… he had to be referring to using the NFL League Year calendar because that its $15 million is a larger amount than he will receive in any of the remaining four years – hence the reference to a pay cut. This payout structure is typical when the player receives a large signing bonus upfront. The first year of the deal that contains a large signing bonus is the year in which the player receives the most cash during the deal. Recent examples – Josh Norman, Tom Brady’s extension, Jimmy Graham, Coby Fleener, Julius Thomas and Travis Kelce. I could list several hundreds of NFL deals with this type of payout structure. Rob Gronkowski cleverly pointed out this cash flow pattern in his tweet. His suggestion to “think about it” was unfortunately ignored and his tweet was perceived as expressing displeasure with his contract.

What I have done is compile the cash intake of all the top tight ends in the NFL using the calendar year system.

For the 2016 through the 2019 seasons
Rob Gronkowski –  $33,000,000
Jordan Reed  – $30,921,000
Julius Thomas – $30,900,000
Travis Kelce –  $30,146,000
Dwayne Allen – $29,400,000
Zach Ertz –  $28,818,527
Coby Fleener – $28,500,000
Charles Clay  -$25,000,000
Kyle Rudolph – $24,750,000
Ladarius Green- $20,000,000

That’s right. Rob Gronkowski is scheduled to receive the most cash out of any NFL tight end the next four seasons.

Agents like to use 3 years as a deal’s measuring tool.

Rob Gronkowski – $23,000,000
Jordan Reed  – $23,000,000
Travis Kelce – $22,146,000
Dwayne Allen – $22,000,000
Julius Thomas- $21,800,000
Zach Ertz – $21,318,527
Coby Fleener – $21,100,000
Charles Clay – $20,500,000
Jimmy Graham – $19,000,000
Kyle Rudolph – $17,500,000

Rob Gronkowski is tied with Jordan Reed for the most scheduled cash for the next three seasons.

If you do not want to suffer from reading any more of my salary cap geekness, I would stop right here and remember this – Rob Gronkowski is scheduled to receive the most cash out of any tight end the next four years and is tied for first when the time frame is shortened to three years.

When Rob Gronkowski signed his extension in 2012 with two years left on his rookie deal he immediately became the highest paid tight end by the new money metric with a 9M APY. Since then he has been surpassed by the following.
* After being hit with the franchise tag Jimmy Graham signed a $10M APY deal in July 2014 with the New Orleans Saints.
* In January 2016 and with one year left on his rookie deal Travis Kelce signed his $9,368,400 APY deal.
* In March 2016 and with one year left on his rookie deal Jordan Reed signed his $9,350,000 APY deal.
* As an unrestricted free agent Julius Thomas signed a $9.2M APY deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014.

When Gronk signed his deal the 2012 franchise tag for tight ends was $5.4 million. His new money APY was 9 million which was 75% more than the franchise tag. No tight end has come close to signing a deal that was 75% more than the current tag number for the tight end. The tight end franchise tag was $7.035 million in 2014, $8.347 million in 2015, and $9.118 million.

If we were to adjust Gronk’s contract for the increase in the cap that has occurred since 2012, his deal would be worth $11,587,313. That is, while Gronk is now the 5th highest tight end by the new money metric, it is mostly because of the large recent increases in the cap. This piece by Joel Corry shows that if one were to adjust deals for the cap only Jimmy Graham’s deal would be considered larger.

When a player signs an extension with two years left on his deal he is negotiating with only one team and is expected to give a discount to his current team since they are absorbing two years of his injury risk. Let’s not forget that since signing his extension in 2012 Gronkowski has missed a total of 16 regular season games (a season’s worth of games) – 5 in 2012, 9 in 2013, 1 in 2014, and 1 in 2015. In effect Gronk has gotten paid for 4 seasons while actually playing 3.

There are several articles on the Internet that talks about at what age when tight ends hit their prime and start to decline.
* http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1683775-when-does-age-catch-up-to-nfl-players
* http://socalledfantasyexperts.com/aging-curve-nfl-offensive-players-every-single-position
* http://fftoday.com/articles/bales/13_te_age.html

After reading all three and a subscriber-only article on ProFootball Focus it seems safe to state that Rob Gronkowski is playing at his peak and should be expected to decline after hitting the age of 31 which just happens to be when Gronkowski is currently scheduled to become a free agent.

So today when NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo tweeted that “Agents for Rob Gronkowski Drew, Jason Rosenhaus here at Pats today. Source says they’re working with team on new deal. Not imminent.” I have to say that I was surprised. Why surprised?
1.) What is in it for the Patriots? They took on two years of Gronkowski’s injury risk in 2012 to sign him through his prime years. The Patriots will have paid Rob Gronkowkski more cash from 2012 through 2016 than if he had played out his rookie deal, was tagged in 2014, and then signed Jimmy Graham’s deal in 2015.
2.) Consider extensions for Hightower, Collins, Butler, and Sheard higher priorities.
3.) The Patriots never extended Brady with more than two years left on his deal
4.) Very unlikely that a 2016 extension would create significant 2016 cap space for the Patriots
5.) Pats already have plenty of cap space in 2017, 2018 and in 2019..
6.) Any extension increases future dead money if Gronk declines sharply in the future, however unlikely that is.
7.) By showing up to training camp Gronkowski lost leverage in negotiations. If he leaves camp now, the Patriots can then send him a letter warning him that, in five days, the club has the right to place him on the reserve/left squad list. The standard “five-day letter” explains to the player that, if they do place him in that category, he can’t play again this season.
8.) Any 2016 extension is essentially an admission that Gronkowski and his agents made a mistake in agreeing to the 2012 extension. The mistake being not anticipating the increases in the salary cap since 2012.

Q:How much could a 2016 extension lower Gronkowski’s 2016 salary>
A:To $760,000

Q:How much could a 2016 extension lower Gronkowski’s 2017 salary?
A:To $900,000

Q: How does having the current option bonuses in his deal help Gronkowski in any negotiations?
A: If he were to retire, the Patriots can not ask for any remaining portion of his option (currently $8 million) back per the CBA

* If you know someone who works for Twitter, I could use your help. Had to replace my smartphone which has stored my Twitter password. Even though I have done everything mentioned on Twitter’s support page I have been unable to change my password since July 9th. My twitter handle is @patscap.

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Patscap – 4th of July weekend thoughts

Had some various thoughts that were not long enough to justify blogging on them so I decide to create this mish-mash.

* One small change to the injury settlement rules – A player used to wait 6 weeks to rejoin the team that they had reached the injury settlement with. It is now three weeks.

* The number of Patriots who ended season on IR
2015 – 18
2014 – 10
2013 – 11
2012 – 11
2011 – 13
2010 – 14
2009 – 6
2008 – 14
2007 – 7
2006 – 13
2005 – 11
2004 – 11
Average = 11.583

* Only twice in the past 11 years (2015 and 2012) have Pats not carry 3 tight ends on their Week 1 53-man roster

* 2008 was the last year the total of wideouts and tight ends on the Patriots Week 1 roster was not 9.

* Only once in the past 11 years (2009 with 10) have Pats not carry 8 or 9 offensive linemen on their Week 1 53-man roster

* E.J. Biggers, Ramon Humber + Frank Kearse do not want to hear from the Patriots before training camp. They all get bonuses merely for showing up to training camp. Nate Ebner’s $250,000 reporting bonus is fully guaranteed.

* Chris Long will earn a $250,000 roster bonus if he is on the Patriots 53-man roster anytime under current contract.

* Joe Cardona will earn a $37,500 roster bonus if he is on the Patriots 53-man roster anytime under current contract.

* Andrew Brandt’s tweet on Andrew Luck – “It says a lot about the oversized expectations on the Andrew Luck deal that some are underwhelmed by a deal that sets so many new standards” is an excellent summary.

* Doubt that those who commented that the Colts now can not win a Super Bowl because of Luck’s contract are that familiar with this salary cap history. In 2004 the Colts made Peyton Manning the highest paid quarterback. The Colts won the Super Bowl two seasons later. In 2009 the Giants made Eli Manning the highest paid quarterback. The Giants won the Super Bowl two season later. The Giants defeated the Patriots who made Tom Brady the highest paid quarterback in 2010. Big Ben won the Super Bowl months after being made the 2nd highest quarterback.

* Given that football is a collision sport it is lazy to opine that the NFL salary cap is divided by the 53 players on the active roster. The last two seasons the average NFL team placed between 11 and 12 players on IR.

* As of 7/5/2016 8AM I have the Patriots with $9,539,098 in cap space. In 2013 the Patriots entered training camp with about 10m in cap space; in 2014, around 6 million; and in 2015, around 8.9 million.

* If you wish to know what Patriots players are eligible to be placed on the practice squad, I highly recommend bookmarking this blog piece of mine.

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Salary Cap Impact of Jacoby Brissett signing with the New England Patriots

On June 16 the New England Patriots announced that their 3rd round pick Jacoby Brissett has signed with them. The Patriots will lose $170,151 (his signing bonus proration) in cap space after this signing. On September 8 his $450,000 salary will start to count against the cap as that is when the Top 51 rule expires. ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported on June 16 that “the total compensation of the pact is $3,410,832, while the total guarantee is $680,604 (which is his signing bonus). He receives workout bonuses of $25,000 in 2017, 2018 and 2019. His base salaries are $450,000 in 2016, $580,038 in 2017, $735,076 in 2018, and $890,114 in 2019.”

As an 3rd round pick Brissett is eligible to earn the Proven Performance Escalator that could raise his 2019 salary to the low RFA tender for that year. An eligible player will qualify for the Proven Performance Escalator if : (1) he participated in a minimum of 35% of his Club’s offensive or defensive plays in any two of his previous three regular seasons; or (2) he participated in a “cumulative average” of at least 35% of his Club’s offensive or defensive plays over his previous three regular seasons. The low RFA tender in 2016 was $1,671,000. It can increase each year by no less than 5% and no more than 10%. Therefore, in 2019 the low RFA tender could be as little as $1,935,000 or as much as $2,224,000.

Every third round pick made during the Bill Belichick era has made that year’s 53-man Week 1 roster if they were not placed on IR (Tyrone McKenzie and Brock Williams) or the Non-Football Injury List (Brandon Tate) making it a virtual certainty that Brissett will be on the Patriots roster when they play against the Arizona Cardinals on September 11th.

June 16th is the latest that a 3rd round pick has been signed by the Patriots since 2012. Part of the delay was that Jacoby was negotiating with an agent.

In a prior blog I had mentioned that under the new CBA there are typically 5 items that can be negotiated over since the deals are slotted.

1.) Salary Guarantee – How much of a player’s salary is fully guaranteed. As predicted Brissett does not have any of his salaries guaranteed. None of the players drafted around Brissett had any of their salaries guaranteed so this was to be expected. The initial report on Cody Kessler’s deal stated that he had received $1.1 million. Two sources have confirmed for me that the only guaranteed amount in Kessler’s deal was his signing bonus of $664,788.

2.) Guarantee Offset – Since Jacoby Brissett does not have any guaranteed salaries in his deal this was a moot point.

3.) Split Salary – As projected Jacoby Brissett does have the split-salary provision so if he is placed on Injured Reserve anytime during the 2016 season, his salary will decrease from $450,000 to $333,000. The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin tweeted that “28 of 29 third rounders, including Jacoby Brissett, have a full split. Only Kyler Fackrell has a preseason split.”

4.) Credited Season – Often lower-round draft picks, undrafted free agents (UDFAs) and players with an injury history often sign deals that will lower their salary if placed on Injury Reserve and that will lower their 2017 season from $540,000 to $465,000 (minimum salary for 2017 rookies). As projected Jacoby Brissett – like Cyrus Jones, Joe Thuney, and Vincent Valentine – does not have this credited season provision in his deal. Please note that Malcolm Mitchell, Kamu Grugier-Hill, Elandon Roberts, Ted Karras, and Devin Lucien all have this provision in their deals.

5.) Other Compensation – Rookies’ cash intake are allowed to increase by 25% of their first-year cap number. Example – Cyrus Jones’ 2016 cap number is $728,492. 25% of $728,492 equals $182,123. His 2017 salary is $450,000 + $182,123 = $632,123. Cyrus Jones’ 2018 salary is $632,123 plus $182,123 equals $814,246. Cyrus Jones’ 2019 salary is $814,246 plus $182,123 equals $996,369. First and second round picks usually have the 25% rule applied to their deals while lower-round picks (4th, 5th, 6th and 7th) for the Patriots do not have the opportunity to earn more cash than the minimum salaries. Joe Thuney has the opportunity to earn $100,000 in extra cash with offseason workout bonuses in 2017 ($35K), 2018 ($35K) and 2019 ($30K). Vincent Valentine has the opportunity to earn $45,000 in extra cash with offseason workout bonuses in 2017, 2018 and 2019 ($15K each year). Brissett’s 2016 cap number will be $620,151. 25% of $620,151 = $155,038. His 2017 cash intake will be $450,000 + $155,038 or $605,038 ($580,038 salary and $25,000 offseason workout bonus). His 2018 cash intake will be $605,038 + $155,038 or $760,076 ($735,076 salary and $25,000 offseason workout bonus). His 2019 cash intake will be $760,076 + $155,038 or $915,114 ($890,114 salary and $25,000 offseason workout bonus). If Brissett had the minimum salaries in 2017/2018/2019 the total value of his deal would have been $3,020,604. The total value of his deal after receiving 100% of the additional compensation ($390,228) is $3,410,832. 8 of 9 quarterbacks drafted in the 3rd round have now received the maximum amount of extra compensation under the new CBA. Because Brissett is scheduled to earn 100% of the additional compensation both Ben Volin and Mike Reiss pointed out that Brissett is now scheduled to earn money than 17 players drafted before him including his team Joe Thuney.

Here’s a graphical look at Brissett’s deal

The top deal is his deal
The bottom deal shows the deal without any additional compensation.

Jacoby Brissett's deal

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The salary cap impact of Michael Williams’ Injury

On June 10th the New England Patriots announced that they waived/injured Michael Williams. The deadline for a team to claim Williams was 4PM June 13th. No team did, so Michael Williams reverts to being on the Patriots injured reserve list. By being on IR Williams is no longer considered a member of the 90-man active roster. Therefore, the Patriots now have an open spot on their active roster.

Right now, the Patriots have these tight ends (Rob Gronkowski, Martellus Bennett, Clay Harbor, A.J. Derby, Stephen Scheu, and Bryce Williams) on their active 2016 roster. Rob Gronkowski, Clay Harbor, A.J. Derby, Stephen Scheu, and Bryce Williams are all signed for the 2017 season.

By being placed on IR, the split salary provision in Williams’ contract now takes effect lowering his salary from $525,000 to $348,000. The split salary provision lowers a player if he is placed on injured reserve during the year. Since his cap number is not currently among the 51 highest salary cap numbers on the Patriots, his $348,000 salary is not counting against the cap currently. It will start to count on the Patriots salary on 12AM Thursday, September 8th when all contracts start to count against the salary cap.

With 3 (2013/2015/2016) accrued seasons (an accrued season is a season with at least 6 games on the active roster or on IR) Michael Williams is scheduled to become a RFA after this season. The low RFA tender in 2015 was $1,542,000. It can increase each year by no less than 5% and no more than 10%. Therefore, in 2016 the low RFA tender could be as little as $1,619,000 or as much as $1,696,000. Can’t see the Patriots giving Michael Williams the low RFA tender. Can see them offering him an one-year deal at around $600,000 in value.

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Patscap end of mini-camp thoughts

Had some various thoughts that were not long enough to justify blogging on them so I decide to create this mish-mash.

* Doubt that the Hurns extension is a good comparable for Butler since it appears that Hurns wanted to become the highest paid #2 receiver by the new money APY metric. Butler is the Patriots #1 cornerback.

* With his torn ACL Michael Williams is likely to be placed on IR. His 2016 salary will be lowered from $525,000 to $348,000. Right now, his salary does not count against the Patriots cap since his cap number is not one of 51 highest cap numbers. Starting on September 7 his $348,000 salary will count against the cap. Williams is scheduled to be a RFA (Restricted Free Agent in 2017).

* Quoting Article 8 Section 1 from the CBA: “A player shall not receive an Accrued Season for any League Year in which the player is under contract to a Club and in which he failed to report to such Club at least thirty days prior to the first regular season game of that season, or in which the player thereafter failed to perform his contract services for the Club for a material period of time unless he demonstrates to the Impartial Arbitrator extreme personal hardship causing such failure to report or perform, such as severe illness or death in the family. The determination of the Impartial Arbitrator shall be made within thirty days of the application by the player, and shall be based upon all information relating to such hardship submitted by such date. The determination of the Impartial Arbitrator shall be final and binding upon all parties.”. This explains why Malcolm Butler will not hold out in 2016. He needs 2016 to be an accrued season in order to become a RFA in 2017. If he holds out, he will be an ERFA in 2017 and has to accept the Patriots tender for the minimum salary in order to play in 2017. A 1st round RFA tender in 2017 should be just shy of $4 million. An ERFA tender will be either $615,000 or $690,000.

* With Cody Kessler signed I now expect Jacoby Brissett to sign his rookie deal within a couple of days. He should receive a 4 year deal with a $680,604 signing bonus. His 2016 salary will be $450,000. His 2017 cash intake should be $605,038 (expect some to be an offseason workout bonus). His 2018 cash intake should be $760,076. His 2019 cash intake should be $915,114. I am presuming that Brissett will be getting 100% additional compensation like Kessler.

* As of 6/9/2016 10PM I have the Patriots with $9,709,249 in cap space. In 2013 the Patriots entered training camp with about 10m in cap space; in 2014, around 6 million; and in 2015, around 8.9 million.

* If you wish to know what Patriots players are eligible to be placed on the practice squad, I highly recommend bookmarking this blog piece of mine.

* Since Aaron Hernandez is back in the news, like to remind that I have blogged about his salary cap implications. Expect that one day that the Patriots will receive a $3.25 million credit on their cap because of Hernandez.

* I went back and look at the Week 1 rosters and discovered that since 2008 the Patriots had a player on Week 1 who was
1.) claimed on waivers
2.) traded for
3.) signed in free agency

so it is very likely that a current player on another team’s roster will be on the Patriots Week 1 roster.

* I still continue to believe that the Patriots will extend all of the Big Four (Hightower, Collins, Butler, Sheard) sometime between now and the end of the 2017 season. Do not expect all four to happen in 2016. Below are what I consider fair deals between the Patriots and the quartet. These deals are for before Week 1. Numbers would change if extension is made during 2016 and most likely increase if reached in 2017.

Hightower's Deal

Collins' Deal

Butler's Deal

Sheard's Deal

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Patscap thoughts – Memorial Day 2016

First off, I like to honor those who gave their lives in service to this great country. Thanks so much.

Had some various thoughts that were not long enough to justify blogging on them so I decide to create this mish-mash.

* Julian Edelman has four different ways to earn a $500,000 NLTBE incentive.
1.) He catches 80 passes AND the New England Patriots win 13 games
2.) He catches 80 passes AND the Patriots get to the Super Bowl
3.) He has 1,057 receiving yards
4.) He has 70 receptions plus seven TDs

Really like his chances to earn this incentive. For the record, if he does all four, he will still earn $500,000, not $2 million.

* I have been covering the cap since 2001. Have never seen an correlation between cash spending and winning games.

* I have been covering the cap since 2001. Have never seen an correlation between cap space and winning games.

* It is shameful how “the Patriots are cheap” crowd ignore how many Patriots became the highest player at their position during the Kraft era (Law, Milloy, Mankins, Mayo, Brady, Gronkowski, Vollmer, Paxton, Gostkowski, Vinatieri).

* A NFL team’s cash spending is cyclical. It goes up one or two years and then goes down for one or two years. “The Patriots are cheap” crowd chirp a lot when it is reported that the Patriots have not spent a great deal of cash in one year. See early 2015 when it was reported that the Patriots were under the 89% cash spending requirement. Same crowd is silent the years the Patriots do spend a great deal of cash. See early 2016 when it was reported that the Patriots were over the 89% cash spending requirement.

* I still continue to believe that the Patriots will extend all of the Big Three.

* Very doubtful that the Patriots will receive a 3rd round compensatory pick in 2017. The Patriots have signed 5 qualifying free agents (Washington, Kuhn, Harbor, McClellin, and Knighton) while losing two free agents (Hicks and Wilson)

* As of 5/30/2016 11AM I have the Patriots with $9,709,249 in cap space. In 2013 the Patriots entered training camp with about 10m in cap space; in 2014, around 6 million; and in 2015, around 8.9 million.

* If you wish to know what Patriots players are eligible to be placed on the practice squad, I highly recommend bookmarking this blog piece of mine.

* For any Patriot removed from the club’s roster or whose contract is assigned via waivers or trade on or after June 1, any unamortized signing bonus amounts for future years will be included fully in team salary at the start of the 2017 League Year. These Patriots are currently signed past the 2016 season and have future signing bonus prorations so they would be affected by the June 1 amortization rule (Tom Brady, Cyrus Jones, Rob Gronkowski, Ryan Allen, Stephen Gostkowski, Danny Amendola, Devin McCourty, Julian Edelman, Malcom Brown, Jordan Richards, Patrick Chung, Shea McClellin, Clay Harbor, KeShawn Martin, Nate Ebner, LaAdrian Waddle, Joe Cardona, David Andrews, Jimmy Garoppolo, Nate Solder, Duron Harmon, Bryan Stork, James White, Cameron Fleming, Dion Lewis, Josh Kline, Jordan Richards, Geneo Grissom, Trey Flowers, Tre’ Jackson, James White, Jacoby Brissett (when signed), Vincent Valentine, Malcolm Mitchell, Kamu Grugier-Hill, Elandon Roberts, Ted Karras, Devin Lucien, A.J. Derby, Darryl Roberts, CJ Johnson, Stephen Scheu, V’Angeleo Bentley, Jonathan Jones, Crevon LeBlanc, DJ Foster, Woodrow Hamilton, Bryce Williams, and Shaq Mason). Basically, if the listed players are cut/waived by the Patriots after 4PM June 1 there will be 2017 dead money for the Patriots.

* The Patriots have had an undrafted free agent (UDFA) make the Week 1 roster for 12 straight years. Will CJ Johnson, Stephen Scheu, V’Angeleo Bentley, Jonathan Jones, Crevon LeBlanc, DJ Foster, Woodrow Hamilton, or Bryce Williams keep the streak going?

* A player can be placed on Reserve-PUP during roster cutdowns ONLY IF he was on Active PUP the entire preseason. That is, taking part in one training camp practice makes the player ineligible for Reserve-PUP.

* I blogged about the salary cap ramifications of the Los Angeles Rams signing Dominique Easley.

* Proven Performance Escalator (PPE) – As part of the new CBA there is a proven performance escalator for draft picks chosen in Round 3 through 7. An eligible player will qualify for the Proven Performance Escalator in his fourth League Year if: (1) he participated in a minimum of 35% of his Club’s offensive or defensive plays in any two of his previous three regular seasons; or (2) he participated in a “cumulative average” of at least 35% of his Club’s offensive or defensive plays over his previous three regular seasons. Out of Jacoby Brissett, Vincent Valentine, Malcolm Mitchell, Kamu Grugier-Hill, Elandon Roberts, Ted Karras, and Devin Lucien I consider Valentine to have the best chance to earn the PPE which would increase his 2019 salary by over a million dollars.

* 4PM December 31 is a deadline for these two things
1.) Clubs must provide the Management Council with written notice, signed by the individual club’s owner, indicating the amount, if any, of the club’s 2016 league year salary cap room to be credited to the club’s 2017 team salary.
2.) Redo a player’s deal and have any signing bonus proration count against the 2016 salary cap

* CSNNE.com put up a video on May 28th talking about who is the priority to extend on the Patriots defense.
CSNNE video screenshot lists Butler as an UFA. He is going to be a RFA after the 2016 season. He will have 3 accrued seasons (2014/2015/2016). NFL players need 4 accrued seasons to become an UFA.

A call for a donation

A long-time family friend, my youngest sister’s best friend, is on the board of directors of a soup kitchen and food pantry in Malden, Massachusetts that serves over 400 low-income and homeless families per month. I am asking that if you have found my salary cap pages useful that if you are able to do so, please make a donation to the Bread of Life soup kitchen/food pantry. Their address is

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