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Last updated on July 23, 2016 6:15 PM EDT

According to my figures the Patriots' 2016 cap commitment is for $150,108,353 with 90 signed or tendered players using the Top 51 rule.

I like to credit Brian McFarland @RavensSalaryCap for coming up with the idea of the below table.

2016 Rule of 51 New England Patriots Salary Cap Status (as of 7/21/2016)
2016 League Salary Cap$155,270,000
2015 Cap Space Carryover$1,347,882
Adjustments:$3,024,569
Patriots Adjusted Cap:$159,642,451
TOTAL Players Under Contract/PUP/IR (90)$150,108,353
RULE OF 51 - OVER/UNDER SALARY CAP:$9,534,098

This cap space number of $9,534,098 differs from the NFLPA's number
of $9,459,098 by $75,000 because it is not including one unknown player
(most likely Cyrus Jones) with a $450,000 salary in the Top 51 and is
including a player with a $525,000 salary (most likely Shaq Mason).

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DISCLAIMERS - My numbers are a snapshot in time. Things will change between the as of date and a future date.

The 25 most recent changes to this page

  1. On June 16 added Jacoby Brissett
  2. On May 5 added Cyrus Jones, Malcolm Mitchell, Joe Thuney, Devin Lucien, Ted Karras and Kamu Grugier-Hill.
  3. On April 17th removed Eric Martin, Chris Jones and Ishmaa'ily Kitchen. Moved Dominique Easley to the dead money section.
  4. On April 9 added Markus Kuhn
  5. On April 7 added Terrance Knighton.
  6. On April 5 added Clay Harbor.
  7. On March 29th added Nate Washington and E.J. Biggers
  8. On March 25th added Shea McClellin.
  9. On March 22nd added the cap numbers and documentation for Chris Long
  10. On March 19th added the cap numbers and documentation for Donald Brown
  11. On March 18th added the cap numbers and documentation for Nate Ebner
  12. On March 15th added the cap numbers and documentation for Chris Hogan and Jonathan Cooper
  13. On March 15th blogged about the Chandler Jones trade
  14. On March 15th blogged about Tom Brady's 2016 extension
  15. On March 10th added the cap numbers and documentation for Tom Brady.
  16. On March 8th added the cap numbers and documentation for LaAdrian Waddle.
  17. On March 6th added the cap numbers and documentation for Cameron Fleming.
  18. On March 2nd updated the cap numbers and documentation for Brandon Lafell and Scott Chandler
  19. On March 2nd blogged about Brian Tyms's tweet which suggested that he will not receive a RFA tender
  20. On February 16th updated the cap numbers and documentation for Jerod Mayo.
  21. On February 7th updated the cap numbers and documentation for Logan Ryan, Duron Harmon and Chris Jones
  22. On January 29th created an offseason plan for the New England Patriots.
  23. On January 17th updated the cap numbers and documentation for KeShawn Martin
  24. On January 4th customized the NFL calendar for the New England Patriots

Please note that by clicking on the player's name you will be brought to the supporting documentation for his cap figure.

How to Read This Table
First and foremost, please read the player's documentation if you have any questions. When I don't know the date when a roster bonus is due I presume it to have been due on March 9, 2016.
2016 Salary Cap Information
Name Salary - A Green Background means that salary is fully guaranteed Prorated Signing Bonus LTBE Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Total Cap Figure Remaining Guaranteed Money (includes 2016) 2016 Cap Hit if Cut or Traded after June 1, 2016 2016 Cap Savings if Cut or Traded after June 1, 2016 2017 Cap Hit if Cut or Traded after June 1, 2016 2016 Cash Spending
Tom Brady $1,000,000 $13,000,000 $14,000,000 $40,000,000 $13,000,000 $400,000 $27,000,000 $29,000,000
Nate Solder $6,000,000 $4,166,666 $125,000 $31,000 $10,322,666 $14,333,334 $4,197,666 (traded)
$10,197,666 (cut)
$5,400,000 (traded)
(-$475,000) (cut)
$4,166,668 $6,156,000
Devin McCourty $4,500,000 $3,000,000 $437,500 $7,937,500 $16,500,000 $12,000,000 (Traded)
$16,500,000 (Cut)
$4,400,000 (Traded) $9,000,000 $4,968,750
Dont'a Hightower $7,751,000 $7,751,000 $7,751,000 $7,751,000 (Cut)
$0 (Traded)
(-$600,000) (Cut)
$7,151,000 (Traded)
$7,751,000
Jabaal Sheard $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $812,500 $6,812,500 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 (Cut)
$2,000,000 (Traded)
$3,712,500 (Cut)
$4,212,500 (Traded)
$4,812,500
Rob Gronkowski $2,250,000 $3,650,000 $468,750 $250,000 $6,618,750 $9,650,000 $3,900,000 $2,500,000 $6,000,000 $2,968,750
Chris Hogan $1,000,000 $4,500,000 $5,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 -$2,000,000 $5,500,000
Sebastian Vollmer $2,250,000 $2,083,334 $875,000 $5,208,334 $2,083,334 $2,083,334 $2,525,000 $3,125,000
Martellus Bennett $5,085,000 $100,000 $5,185,000 $100,000 $4,585,000 $5,185,000
Marcus Cannon $3,400,000 $1,066,668 $100,000 $187,500 $4,754,168 $1,096,668 $1,166,668 $3,207,500 $3,687,500
Rob Ninkovich $1,500,000 $2,750,000 $400,000 $100,000 $4,750,000 $2,750,000 $2,850,000 $1,300,000 $2,000,000
Julian Edelman $2,500,000 $1,250,000 $421,875 $250,000 $4,421,875 $2,500,000 $1,500,000 $2,921,875 $1,250,000 $3,171,875
Stephen Gostkowski $2,300,000 $1,500,000 $200,000 $100,000 $4,100,000 $6,500,000 $3,600,000 (cut)
$1,600,000 (traded)
$0 (cut)
$1,900,000 (traded)
$3,000,000 $2,600,000
Patrick Chung $1,400,000 $1,600,000 $187,500 $3,187,500 $4,000,000 $1,600,000 $987,500 $2,400,000 $3,987,500
Danny Amendola $1,250,000 $1,416,666 $250,000 $2,916,666 $4,083,334 $2,666,666 $250,000 $1,416,668 $1,550,000
Alan Branch $1,200,000 $350,000 $400,000 $800,000 $2,750,000 $350,000 $1,150,000 $1,000,000 $2,400,000
Jonathan Cooper $675,000 $1,713,954 $2,388,954 $2,388,954 -$600,000 $2,388,954
Chris Long $1,250,000 $500,000 $625,000 $2,375,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $775,000 $2,375,000
Shea McClellin $1,000,000 $833,333 $300,000 $100,000 $2,233,333 $3,250,000 $1,933,000 -$300,000 $1,666,667 $3,900,000
Terrance Knighton $900,000 $250,000 $300,000 $468,750 $100,000 $2,018,750 $250,000 $650,000 $2,000,000 $768,750 $2,100,000
Josh Kline $950,000 $250,000 $800,000 $2,000,000 $500,000 $250,000 $1,562,500 $250,000 $1,750,000
Logan Ryan $1,661,000 $140,813 $10,000 $1,811,813 $140,813 $140,813 $1,071,000 $1,671,000
Duron Harmon $1,665,000 $133,400 $6,000 $1,804,400 $133,400 $133,400 $1,071,000 $1,696,000
Matthew Slater $1,000,000 $666,668 $100,000 $1,766,668 $666,668 $666,668 $141,668 $1,100,000
Jonathan Freeny $1,000,000 $250,000 $200,000 $262,500 $25,000 $1,737,500 $250,000 $250,000 $1,037,500 $1,487,500
Malcom Brown $781,056 $949,224 $1,730,280 $6,229,008 $4,330,560 -($3,200,280) $1,898,448 $781,056
Ryan Allen $1,000,000 $500,000 $200,000 $1,700,000 $2,500,000 $500,000 -($400,000) $1,000,000 $1,200,000
Clay Harbor $900,000 $200,000 $187,500 $1,287,500 $400,000 $200,000 $487,500 $200,000 $1,500,000
KeShawn Martin $850,000 $300,000 $125,000 $1,275,000 $600,000 $300,000 $650,000 $962,500 $1,575,000
Brandon Bolden $760,000 $150,000 $337,500 $25,000 $1,272,500 $150,000 $175,000 $527,500 $1,122,500
Jamie Collins $917,865 $278,818 $1,196,683 $278,818 $278,818 $917,865 $917,865
Nate Ebner $825,000 $250,000 $117,187 $1,192,187 $500,000 $250,000 $342,188 $250,000 $1,442,188
Aaron Dobson $872,505 $218,340 $1,090,845 $218,340 $218,340 $872,505 $872,505
Dion Lewis $800,000 $200,000 $87,500 $1,087,500 $400,000 $200,000 $687,500 $200,000 $887,500
LaAdrian Waddle $700,000 $125,000 $100,000 $137,500 $25,000 $1,087,500 $250,000 $150,000 $112,500 $125,000 $1,175,000
Marcus Kuhn $760,000 $140,000 $187,500 $1,087,500 $140,000 $140,000 $497,500 $1,087,500
LeGarrette Blount $760,000 $100,000 $50,000 $75,000 $40,000 $1,025,000 $100,000 $140,000 $285,000 $1,025,000
Jimmy Garoppolo $686,718 $213,436 $50,000 $950,154 $426,872 $213,436 $736,718 $213,436 $736,718
Jordan Richards $603,707 $239,827 $843,534 $919,481 $439,827 -($120,346) $479,654 $603,707
James Develin $675,000 $50,000 $25,000 $750,000 $50,000 $75,000 $75,000 $750,000
Cyrus Jones $450,000 $278,491 $728,491 $1,450,964 $615,491 -$337,000 $835,473 $1,563,964
Bryan Stork $600,000 $119,250 $719,250 $238,500 $119,250 $150,000 $119,250 $600,000
James White $600,000 $99,272 $699,272 $198,544 $99,272 $600,000 $99,272 $600,000
Geneo Grissom $525,000 $145,487 $10,000 $680,487 $436,461 $155,487 $290,974 $535,000
Donald Brown $885,000 $50,000 $30,000 $680,000 $300,000 $325,000 $985,000
Nate Washington $985,000 $60,000 $20,000 $680,000 $60,000 $80,000 $1,065,000
E.J. Biggers $760,000 $25,000 $25,000 $30,000 $680,000 $25,000 $25,000 $840,000
Ramon Humber $885,000 $25,000 $25,000 $26,250 $676,250 $25,000 $50,000 $26,250 $961,250
Frank Kearse $760,000 $30,000 $30,000 $5,000 $665,000 $30,000 $30,000 $35,000 $865,000
Trey Flowers $525,000 $139,733 $664,733 $419,199 $139,733 $279,466 $525,000
Tre' Jackson $525,000 $130,935 $655,935 $392,805 $130,935 $261,870 $525,000
Totals $95,478,851
Only Top 51 - $76,878,851
MSB adjusted - $75,603,851
$46,847,123 $2,130,000 $14,589,266 $1,297,000 $140,542,240 $154,822,401

Players whose cap hits are not among the 51 highest on the team. Therefore, their salaries will not count against the salary cap until September

Name Salary Prorated Signing Bonus LTBE Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Total Current Cap Hit Remaining Guaranteed Money (includes 2016) 2016 Cap Hit if Cut or Traded after June 1, 2016 2016 Cap Savings if Cut or Traded after June 1, 2016 2017 Cap Hit if Cut or Traded after June 1, 2016 2016 Cash Spending
Joe Thuney $450,000 $193,357 $193,357 $643,357 $193,357 $580,071 $1,223,428
Shaq Mason $525,000 $110,881 $110,881 $332,643 $110,881 $221,762 $525,000
Jacoby Brissett $450,000 $170,151 $170,151 $680,604 $170,151 $510,453 $1,130,604
Vincent Valentine $450,000 $161,355 $161,355 $611,355 $161,355 $484,065 $1,095,420
Malcolm Butler $600,000 $600,000
Brock Vereen $600,000 $600,000
Joe Vellano $600,000 $600,000
Cameron Fleming $600,000 $600,000
Malcolm Mitchell $450,000 $144,498 $144,498 $577,992 $144,498 $433,494 $1,027,992
Joe Cardona $525,000 $25,000 $37,500 $62,500 $75,000 $25,000 $50,000 $562,500
David Andrews $525,000 $5,000 $5,000 $10,000 $5,000 $5,000 $525,000
Chris Barker $525,000 $525,000
Justin Coleman $525,000 $525,000
Rufus Johnson $525,000 $525,000
Chris Harper $525,000 $525,000
Brandon King $525,000 $525,000
Keavon Milton $525,000 $525,000
Anthony Johnson $525,000 $525,000
A.J. Derby $450,000 $28,013 $28,013 $84,039 $28,013 $56,026 $450,000
Ted Karras $450,000 $25,089 $25,089 $100,356 $25,089 $75,267 $550,356
Elandon Roberts $450,000 $25,089 $25,089 $100,356 $25,089 $75,267 $550,356
Kamu Grugier-Hill $450,000 $25,089 $25,089 $100,356 $25,089 $75,267 $550,356
Devin Lucien $450,000 $21,353 $21,353 $85,412 $21,353 $64,059 $535,412
Darryl Roberts $450,000 $13,556 $13,556 $40,668 $13,556 $27,112 $450,000
Stephen Scheu $450,000 $5,000 $5,000 $25,000 $15,000 $10,000 $465,000
V'Angelo Bentley $450,000 $3,333 $3,333 $10,000 $3,333 $6,667 $460,000
Cre'von LeBlanc $450,000 $3,333 $3,333 $17,500 $10,833 $6,667 $460,000
Bryce Williams $450,000 $833 $833 $2,500 $833 $1,667 $452,500
Jonathan Jones $450,000 $3,333 $3,333 $35,000 $28,333 $6,667 $460,000
D.J. Foster $450,000 $1,666 $1,666 $30,000 $26,666 $3,334 $455,000
Woodrow Hamilton $450,000 $833 $833 $7,500 $5,833 $1,667 $452,500
Kevin Snyder $450,000 $450,000
Tyler Gaffney $450,000 $450,000
DeAndre Carter $450,000 $450,000
Cedric Thompson $450,000 $450,000
Joey Iosefa $450,000 $450,000
Michael Williams $348,000 $348,000

Dead money - Players with cap hits and whose prior contracts with the Patriots were terminated or were placed on IR or the non-football-injury reserve list before the 2016 regular season

$9,646,113 is being allocated on the above type players

Status Player Salary Signing Bonus Offseason Workout Bonus 2016 Cap Hit 2017 Cap Hit
Retired Jerod Mayo $4,400,000 $4,400,000
Waived Dominique Easley $1,083,959 $1,815,836 $2,899,795
Released Scott Chandler $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Released Brandon Lafell $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Waived Cameron Fleming $150,292 $150,292
Waived Matthew Wells $107,919 $107,919
Waived Zach Moore $51,100 $51,100
Waived Xzavier Dickson $39,588 $39,588
Released Travaris Cadet $32,500 $32,500
Waived Chris Harper $10,000 $10,000
Roster Bonus Grievance Settled Garrett Gilbert $9,000 $9,000
Waived C.J. Johnson $5,000 $5,000 $10,000
Waived Jimmy Jean $3,334 $3,334
Waived Brandon King $2,000 $2,000
Waived Vince Taylor $1,667 $1,667
Grievance Settled Jimmay Mundine ($71,082 credit) ($71,082 credit)

NFL Minimum Salary Levels for the 2016 season

Rookie $450,000
1 Credited Season $525,000
2 Credited Seasons $600,000
3 Credited Seasons $675,000
4 to 6 Credited Seasons $760,000 *
7 to 9 Credited Seasons $885,000 *
10+ Credited Seasons $985,000 *

*All salaries for players with four or more years of experience AND who sign contracts that qualify for veteran's exemption will only count $600,000 (the minimum salary of a player with two credited seasons) against teams' salary caps.

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