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The 50 most recent changes to this page

  1. On 2/3/2008 updated the cap figures and documentation for Kelly Washington
  2. On 2/3/2008 updated the cap figures and documentation for Donte Stalloworth
  3. On 2/3/2008 updated the documentation for Santonio Thomas. Please note that since he was signed to the 53-man roster AFTER the regular season was over. His postseason pay is considered a benefit and does not count against the Patriots' 2007 adjusted cap.
  4. On 1/27 updated the cap figures and documentation for Sammy Morris
  5. On 1/26 added Kyle Bissinger and Gemara Williams. Please note that since they were signed to the practice squad AFTER the regular season was over. Their pay is considered a benefit and does not count against the Patriots' 2007 adjusted cap.
  6. On 1/8 updated the cap figures and documentation for Antwain Spann
  7. On 1/8 updated the cap figures and documentation for Kyle Eckel
  8. On 12/30 added Rashad Moore
  9. On 12/30 updated the cap figures and documentation for Vince Wilfork
  10. On 12/30 updated the cap figures and documentation for Matt Cassel
  11. On 12/29 updated the cap figures and documentation for Chad Brown
  12. On 12/29 updated the cap figures and documentation for Raymond Ventrone
  13. On 12/20 updated the cap figures and documentation for Rashad Baker
  14. On 12/20 updated the cap figures and documentation for Eddie Jackson
  15. On 12/17 added Stephen Spach.
  16. On 12/1 updated the cap figures and documentation for Willie Andrews
  17. On 12/1 updated the cap figures and documentation for Wesley Britt
  18. On 12/1 updated the cap figures and documentation for Ryan O'Callaghan
  19. On 12/1 updated the cap figures and documentation for Mike Wright
  20. On 12/1 updated the cap figures and documentation for Nick Kaczur
  21. On 12/1 updated the cap figures and documentation for Ellis Hobbs
  22. On 12/1 updated the cap figures and documentation for Heath Evans
  23. On 12/1 updated the cap figures and documentation for Jabar Gaffney
  24. On 12/1 updated the cap figures and documentation for Eugene Wilson
  25. On 12/1 updated the cap figures and documentation for Rodney Harrison
  26. On 12/1 updated the cap figures and documentation for Ty Warren
  27. On 12/1 updated the cap figures and documentation for Randall Gay
  28. On 12/1 updated the cap figures and documentation for Rosevelt Colvin
  29. On 12/1 updated the cap figures and documentation for Mike Vrabel
  30. On 12/1 updated the cap figures and documentation for Junior Seau
  31. On 12/1 updated the cap figures and documentation for Logan Mankins
  32. On 12/1 updated the cap figures and documentation for Jarvis Green
  33. On 12/1 updated the cap figures and documentation for Randy Moss
  34. On 12/1 updated the cap figures and documentation for Junior Seau
  35. On 11/7 updated the cap figures and documentation for Marcellus Rivers
  36. On 11/3 updated the cap figures and documentation for Tom Brady
  37. On 10/27 added Tim Mixon and Pat Ross to the practice squad.
  38. On 10/27 updated the cap figures and documentation for Zake West
  39. On 10/7 updated the cap figures and documentation for Jason Rader
  40. On 10/7 updated the cap figures and documentation for Corey Mays
  41. Added onto the salary cap resources page links to pages about the Cowboys and the Ravens
  42. On 9/16 updated the cap figures and documentation for Bam Childress
  43. On 9/16 updated the cap figures and documentation for Justise Hairston
  44. On 9/14 updated the cap figures and documentation for David Herron
  45. On 9/8 removed Tory James and Marcellus Rivers since they were released on that date. Moved Corey Mays and Santonio Thomas from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.
  46. On 9/7 added the cap figures and documentation for Chris Hanson
  47. No longer using the Top 51 rule.
  48. On 9/3 added Oscar Lua, Zake West, Chad Brown, Larry Anam, Mike Elgin, Corey Hilliard, Garrett Mills, Clint Oldenburg, Justin Rogers, Quinton Smith to the dead money list. Added David Herron to the 53-man roster. Removed Vinny Testaverde, Rashad Moore, Dante Wesley, Brandon "Bam" Childress, Chris Dunlap, Brian Jones, C.J. Jones, Kelvin Kight, Corey Mays, Gene Mruczkowski, Clint Oldenburg, Justin Rogers, Quinton Smith, and Santonio Thomas from the active roster. Added Kyle Eckel, Santonio Thomas, Jason Rader, Brandon "Bam" Childress, C.J. Jones, Corey Mays and Clint Oldenburg to the practice squad.
  49. Removed Chris Patrick on 8/28 since he was waived on that day.
  50. On 8/14 updated the cap figures and documentation for Brandon Meriweather

Last updated on February 3, 2008 9:05 AM EDT

According to my figures the Patriots' 2007 cap figure is $111,940,644 with 61 signed players (53 active and 8 on IR) and a 7-man practice squad. The salary cap is $109,134,000. The Patriots' adjusted cap is $113,005,580. Mike Reiss reported on January 8th that the Patriots ended the 2007 cap season $536 under its adjusted cap. Therefore, my calcuations are off by $1,064,400 - an error of less than 1 percent of the Patriots' adjusted cap. Why are my numbers are so off??I believe that a Patriot player has an unreported LTBE incentive.

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 1, 2007. I presume that the Patriots will pick up the player's option bonus.
To figure out what would be the cap hit if the Patriots were to trade a player, add the remaining signing bonus amount to the amount of his roster bonus, if already earned, the amount of his reporting bonus, if already earned, and the amount of his offseason workout bonus money, if already, and to the amount of any money that is guaranteed past this season.
Please note that for some players not all of the listed numbers will add up to their reported cap number.
2007 Salary Cap Information
Name Signed Thru Salary Prorated
Signing Bonus
Amortization
Roster Bonus/
LTBE/
Reporting Bonus
Workout Bonus Total Cap Figure Remaining Signing Bonus (includes 2007) 2007 Cap Hit if Cut After 6/1/2007 2008 Cap Hit if Cut After 6/1/2007
Asante Samuel 2007 $7,790,000       $7,790,000      
Tom Brady 2010 $720,000 $6,620,000   $5,160 $7,345,160 $23,580,000 $6,726,720 $16,960,000
Richard Seymour 2009 $600,000 $6,000,000   $106,720 $6,706,720 $18,000,000 $6,106,720 $12,000,000
Rosevelt Colvin (IR) 2008 $4,600,000 $1,828,000   $5,160 $6,433,160 $5,484,000 $3,662,720 $1,828,000
Kyle Eckel 2008 $234,706   $5,602,500   $5,856,752      
Matt Light 2010 $3,500,000 $1,252,167   $5,160 $4,758,887 $3,756,501 $1,252,167 $2,504,334
Mike Vrabel 2009 $2,050,000 $1,533,500 $500,000
$0
$0
$840 $4,084,340 $3,605,500 $1,539,660 $2,072,000
Adalius Thomas 2011 $900,000 $2,400,000   $106,720 $3,406,720 $12,000,000 $2,506,720 $17,600,000
Kevin Faulk 2009 $1,900,000 $497,000 $500,000
$0
$0
$106,720 $3,003,720 $1,491,000 $1,003,720 $994,000
Randy Moss 2007 $2,500,000   $500,000 $1,560 $3,001,560      
Ty Warren 2013 $1,075,000 $1,741,666   $6,720 $2,823,386 $8,150,000 $1,748,386 $6,408,334
Donte' Stallworth 2012 $700,000 $166,666 $1,600,000 $306,720 $2,773,386 $1,000,000 $2,073,386 $833,334
Stephen Neal 2009 $1,700,000 $800,000   $106,720 $2,606,720 $2,400,000 $906,720 $1,600,000
Jarvis Green 2009 $1,500,000 $600,000 $500,000 $5,640 $2,605,640 $1,800,000 $2,005,640 $1,200,000
Tedy Bruschi 2007 $1,700,000 $875,000   $6,120 $2,581,120 $875,000 $881,720  
Dan Koppen 2011 $900,000 $1,500,000   $106,720 $2,506,720 $6,000,000 $1,606,720 $4,500,000
Eugene Wilson 2007 $2,070,000 $367,500   $6,720 $2,444,220 $367,500 $374,220  
Kyle Brady 2008 $1,200,000 $1,000,000 $100,000 $6,720 $2,306,720 $2,000,000 $1,106,720 $1,000,000
Rodney Harrison 2008 $1,529,412 $731,763   $840 $2,262,015 $1,463,526 $731,763 $731,763
Sammy Morris (IR) 2010 $900,000 $375,000 $450,000 $106,720 $1,831,720 $1,500,000 $481,720 $1,125,000
Wes Welker 2011 $550,000 $1,100,000   $56,720 $1,706,720 $5,500,000 $1,156,720 $7,400,000
Laurence Maroney 2010 $360,000 $1,077,500   $6,240 $1,443,740 $4,310,000 $1,077,500 $3,232,500
Logan Mankins 2009 $500,000 $800,000   $5,640 $1,305,640 $2,400,000 $805,640 $1,600,000
Randall Gay 2007 $1,300,000     $5,160 $1,305,160   $6,720  
Vince Wilfork 2009 $600,000 $633,334   $5,160 $1,238,494 $1,900,000 $633,333 $1,266,667
Brandon Meriweather 2011 $285,000 $100,000 $755,000   $1,140,000 $500,000 $855,000 $400,000
Junior Seau 2007 $1,000,000   $0
$100,000
$0
$840 $1,100,840      
Ben Watson 2009 $560,000 $526,667   $6,120 $1,092,787 $1,580,000 $526,666 $1,053,334
Chad Jackson 2009 $360,200 $549,166   $6,720 $916,086 $1,640,000 $549,166 $1,093,334
Mel Mitchell (IR) 2007 $700,000 $125,000   $31,720 $856,720 $125,000 $131,720  
Lonie Paxton 2007 $720,000 $61,000   $5,640 $786,640 $61,000 $67,720  
Russ Hochstein 2008 $600,000 $133,333 $20,000 $6,720 $760,053 $266,667 $140,161 $133,334
Heath Evans 2008 $590,000 $125,000   $840 $720,840 $250,000 $231,720 $250,000
Kelley Washington 2011 $600,000 $860,000   $6,720 $666,720 $4,300,000 $866,720 $3,440,000
Ellis Hobbs, III 2009 $435,000 $165,000   $6,720 $606,720 $495,000 $171,720 $330,000
Billy Yates 2009 $510,000 $108,333   $31,720 $650,053 $325,000 $108,333 $216,667
Jabar Gaffney 2007 $595,000     $31,720 $626,720   $6,720  
Rashad Baker (Waived) 2008 $450,000 $45,000 $50,000 $5,160 $550,160 $90,000 $100,160 $45,000
Chris Hanson 2008 $595,000       $595,000      
Nick Kaczur 2009 $435,000 $132,000   $5,160 $572,160 $396,000 $138,720 $264,000
James Sanders 2008 $435,000 $95,000   $6,720 $536,720 $190,000 $101,720 $95,000
David Thomas (IR) 2009 $360,000 $160,187   $6,720 $526,907 $480,563 $166,907 $320,376
Eddie Jackson (Waived) 2008 $361,765     $6,720 $368,485      
Larry Izzo 2007 $820,000 $40,000   $6,720 $481,720 $40,000 $46,720  
Troy Brown 2007 $820,000 $40,000     $475,000 $40,000 $475,000  
Stephen Gostkowski 2009 $360,000 $106,250   $5,640 $471,890 $318,750 $112,970 $212,500
Matt Cassel 2008 $435,000 $13,500   $6,720 $455,220 $27,000 $20,220 $13,500
Eric Alexander 2007 $435,000     $6,720 $441,720   $6,720  
Mike Wright (IR) 2007 $435,000     $6,720 $441,720   $6,720  
Ryan O'Callaghan 2009 $360,000 $47,625   $6,720 $407,625 $142,875 $54,345 $95,250
Le Kevin Smith 2009 $360,000 $17,750   $6,720 $384,470 $53,250 $24,470 $35,500
Willie Andrews 2009 $360,000 $11,625   $5,160 $376,785 $34,875 $18,345 $23,250
Pierre Woods 2007 $360,000 $3,750   $6,120 $369,870   $6,720  
Wesley Britt 2007 $360,000     $5,640 $365,640   $6,720  
Kareem Brown (Waived) 2007 $201,628 $102,375     $303,543 $409,500 $102,375 $307,125
Matt Gutierrez 2008 $285,000 $5,000     $290,000 $10,000 $5,000 $5,000
Santonio Thomas 2008 $285,000     $285,000      
Chad Brown (Released) 2007 $255,880       $255,880      
Marcellus Rivers (Released) 2008 $210,000       $210,000      
Raymond Ventrone 2007 $33,528       $126,942      
Corey Mays (Waived) 2007 $84,706     $6,720 $91,426   $91,426  
Antwain Spann 2008 $21,176       $82,276      
Stephen Spach 2008 $63,528       $63,528      
Rashad Moore 2007 $60,000       $60,000      
Jason Rader (Released from PS/IR) 2007 $28,200       $28,200      
David Greene (Released from PS) 2007 $42,300       $42,300      
David Herron (Waived) 2007 $16,764       $16,764      
Pat Ross (Released from PS) 2007 $14,100       $14,100      
Gemara Williams (Waived) 2007 $4,700     $6,720 $11,420      
Zake West (Released from PS) 2007 $9,400       $9,400      


Practice Squad Players
Player Salary Workout Bonus 2007 Cap Hit
Brandon "Bam" Childress $150,000 $6,720 $156,720
Dan Connolly $75,200   $75,200
C.J. Jones $79,900   $79,900
Jason Rader $28,200   $28,200
Tim Mixon $56,400   $56,400
Kyle Bissinger      
Gemara Williams      

Players with cap hits but never played a 2007 regular season game for the Pats or were placed on IR or the non-football-injury reserve list before the 2007 regular season
$6,007,159 or 5.32% of the Patriots' adjusted cap figure of $113,005,580 is being allocated on the above type players.
Status Player Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Other 2007 Cap Hit 2008 Cap Hit
Waived Larry Anam   $2,000       $2,000 $2,000
Waived Kyle Bissinger   $500       $500 $1,000
Released Chad Brown $60,000 $40,000       $100,000  
Released Reche Caldwell     $80,000 $21,720   $101,720  
Waived Ryan Claridge   $71,000       $71,000  
Released Corey Dillon   $1,922,500       $1,922,500 $3,845,000
Waived Mike Elgin   $7,250       $7,250 $21,750
Traded Brandon Gorin   $133,334       $133,334  
Waived from the Injured Reserve List Justise Hairston $11,176 $18,333       $29,509 $36,667
Waived Atrell Hawkins   $75,000   $6,720   $81,720  
Passed Away Marquise Hill   $460,000   $6,720   $466,720  
Waived Corey Hilliard   $16,683       $16,683 $33,367
Traded Bethel Johnson   $350,000       $350,000  
Released Tebucky Jones   $150,000       $150,000  
Injured Reserve Oscar Lua $190,000 $15,750       $205,750  
Released Josh Miller   $200,000 $100,000 $6,720   $306,720 $200,000
Waived Garrett Mills   $115,625   $6,720   $122,345 $231,250
Waived Jeremy Mincey   $45,667       $45,667  
Waived Gene Mruczkowski   $25,000   $6,720   $31,720  
Waived Jake Nordin   $1,666       $1,666 $3,334
Waived Clint Oldenburg   $35,250       $35,250 $105,750
Injured Reserve Mike Richardson $190,000 $21,500       $211,500  
Waived Freddie Roach   $7,500       $7,500  
Waived Justin Rogers   $27,833       $27,833 $55,667
Injured Reserve Chad Scott $1,220,000 $100,000   $16,720   $1,336,720  
Waived Quinton Smith   $1,000       $1,000 $2,000
Released Dan Stevenson   $54,000       $54,000  
Waived Justin Warren   $5,000       $5,000  
Waived Zach West   $2,666       $2,666 $5,334
Totals $1,850,000 $4,113,559 $180,000 $72,040   $6,007,159 $4,570,140

NFL Minimum Salary Levels for the 2007 season

Rookie - $285,000
1 Credited Season - $360,000
2 Credited Seasons - $435,000
3 Credited Seasons - $510,000
4 to 6 Credited Seasons - $595,000 *
7 to 9 Credited Seasons - $720,000 *
10+ Credited Seasons - $820,000 *

*All salaries for players with four or more years of experience AND who sign contracts that qualify for veteran's exemption will only count $435,000 (the minimum salary of a player with two credited seasons) against teams' salary caps.

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