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The 50 most recent changes to this page

  1. On 12/14 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Junior Seau and Dan Connolly.
  2. On 12/6 added the cap figures and documentation for Angelo Craig and Junior Seau. Updated the cap figures and documentation for Rosevelt Colvin.
  3. On 11/28 Added two more questions to my Frequently Asked Questions Page.
  4. On 11/28 added Tom Malone to the practice squad.
  5. On 11/23 added the cap numbers and documentation for Mike Richardson and updated the cap numbers and documentation for Vince Redd, Jason Webster and Tyson Devree.
  6. On 11/22 updated the cap figures and documentation for Wesley Britt, Matt Cassel, Heath Evans, Matt Gutierrez, Larry Izzo, Lewis Sanders, Nick Kaczur, Ryan O'Callaghan, Jason Bender, James Sanders, David Thomas , Le Kevin Smith. and Raymond Ventrone.
  7. On 11/16 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Stephen Gostkowski, Jarvis Green, Vince WilforkMike Vrabel, Matt Light, and Lonie Paxton.
  8. On 11/13 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Tom Brady, Vince WilforkMike Vrabel, Matt Light, and Lonie Paxton.
  9. On 11/12 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Mike Wright and Pierre Woods.
  10. On 10/22 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Mark Dillard, Dan Connolly, and Antwain Spann.
  11. On 10/20 updated the cap numbers and documentation for BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Dan Connolly, Mike Richardson, and Maurice Price.
  12. On 10/3 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Kyle Eckel, Mike Dillard, Tyson Devree, and Ryan Wendell. Added Maurice Price,
  13. On 9/15 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Kyle Eckel, Tom Malone, Mike Dillard, C.J. Jones and Stephen Spach
  14. On 9/14 added Matt Gutierrez to the 53-man roster.
  15. On 9/10 added Matt Gutierrez and Tom Malone to the practice squad.
  16. On 9/5 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Deltha O'Neal
  17. On 9/5 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Mike Richardson
  18. On 9/5 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Antwain Spann
  19. On 9/5 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Titus Adams
  20. On 9/4 removed Tyson DeVree and Jason Pociask and re-added Stephen Spach. Added Reggie Hodges.
  21. On 9/3 stopped applying the Top 51 rule.
  22. On 9/1 added Deltha O'Neal. Removed Stephen Spach. Added Tyson DeVree and Jason Bender to the practice squad.
  23. On 8/31 moved Chad Jackson to the dead money section. Removed John Lynch. Added the practice squad players. Added Mark LeVoir and Jason Pociask.
  24. On 8/30 removed Mike Flynn, Stephen Sene, Tyson DeVree, Titus Adams and John Welbourn. Moved BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Matt Gutierrez, Victor Hobson, Vince Redd, Mike Richardson, Santonio Thomas, Bo Ruud, Kenny Smith, Fernando Bryant, Oliver Ross, and Antwain Spann to the dead money section.
  25. On 8/30 updated the cap figures and documentation for Kevin Faulk
  26. On 8/29 updated the cap figures and documentation for John Lynch
  27. On 8/29 Removed Jeff Shoate and Steve Fifita. Moved Jimmy Martin, Ryan O'Callaghan, Kyle Eckel, Ryan Wendell, Jason Webster and Jonathan Stupar to the dead money section.
  28. Added Mike Flynn and removed Ade Jimoh and Pete McMahon.
  29. On 8/19 readded Tyson Devree. Moved Marcus Pollard to the dead money section.
  30. On 8/16 added John Lynch and Stephen Sene. Removed Chris Dunlap. Moved Barry Stokes to the dead money section.
  31. On 8/10 added Barry Stokes, Jeff Shoate, and John Welbourn.
  32. On 8/7 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Shawn Crable
  33. On 8/7 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Jerod Mayo
  34. On 8/7 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Kevin O'Connell
  35. On 8/7 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Jonathan Wilhite
  36. On 8/7 added John Welbourn and moved Chris Norwell to the dead money section.
  37. On 7/29 added the cap numbers and documentation for Lamont Jordan
  38. On 7/27 removed Gene Mruczkowski and added Pete McMahon.
  39. On 7/26 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Terrence Wheatley and removed Lavdrim Bauta.
  40. On 7/23 added Lavdrim Bauta.
  41. On 7/22 added Chris Dunlap and Anthony Clement.
  42. On 7/21 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Bo Ruud
  43. On 6/29 added the cap figures for the UDFAs.
  44. On 6/8 added the cap figures and documentation for Oliver Ross and Gene Mruczkowski.
  45. Updated on the salary cap resources page the link to pages about the Texans
  46. On 4/27 added Shawn Crable, Kevin O'Connell, Matt Slater, Jonathan Wilhite, and Bo Ruud.
  47. On 4/26 added Jerod Mayo, Terrence Wheatley, Marcus Pollard, Kenny Smith, and Scott Player.
  48. On 4/10 updated the documentation for Ellis Hobbs
  49. On 4/10 updated the documentation for Ben Watson
  50. On 4/7 added the cap figures and documentation for Victor Hobson

Last updated on December 14, 2008 1:15 PM EDT

According to my figures the Patriots' 2008 cap figure is $118,266,993 with 65 (53 active and 14 IR) signed players and a 7-man practice squad. The 2008 salary cap is $116,769,000. The Patriots' 2008 adjusted cap is $121,125,078. So I have the Pats under their adjusted cap by about $2.85 million.
DISCLAIMERS - My numbers are a snapshot in time. Things will change between the as of date and a future date.

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 February 29, 2008. I presume that the Patriots will pick up the player's option bonus.
Please note that for some players not all of the listed numbers will add up to their reported cap number.
2008 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 2008) 2008 Cap Hit if Cut After 6/1/2008 2009 Cap Hit if Cut After 6/1/2008
Tom Brady (Injured Reserve) 2010 $5,000,000 $6,620,000 $3,000,000 $1,320 $14,621,320 $16,960,000 $9,620,000 $10,340,000
Richard Seymour 2009 $730,000 $6,000,000   $106,720 $6,836,720 $12,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
Randy Moss 2010 $1,900,000 $4,000,000   $106,720 $6,006,720 $12,000,000 $6,100,000 $6,000,000
Adalius Thomas (IR) 2011 $900,000 $4,400,000   $106,720 $5,406,720 $17,600,000 $4,400,000 $13,200,000
Matt Light 2010 $3,750,000 $1,252,167 $0
$200,000
$0
$4,200 $5,205,867 $2,504,334 $1,252,167 $1,252,167
Ty Warren 2013 $1,450,000 $2,908,332   $6,720 $4,365,052 $13,408,334 $2,908,332 $10,500,002
Mike Vrabel 2009 $1,800,000 $1,036,000 $1,000,000
$350,000
$0
$840 $4,186,840 $2,072,000 $2,036,000 $1,036,000
Jarvis Green 2009 $2,000,000 $600,000 $1,200,000 $5,640 $3,805,640 $1,200,000 $1,800,000 $600,000
Rodney Harrison (IR) 2008 $3,000,000 $731,769   $840 $3,732,609 $731,769 $731,769  
Wes Welker 2011 $1,400,000 $1,975,000 $250,000 $106,720 $3,731,720 $7,900,000 $1,975,000 $5,925,000
Kevin Faulk 2009 $2,258,824 $497,000 $500,000
$0
$0
$106,720 $3,362,544 $994,000 $497,000 $497,000
Stephen Neal 2009 $2,100,000 $800,000   $106,720 $3,006,720 $1,600,000 $800,000 $800,000
Dan Koppen 2011 $1,400,000 $1,500,000   $106,720 $3,006,720 $4,500,000 $1,500,000 $3,000,000
Sammy Morris 2010 $900,000 $375,000 $750,000 $106,720 $2,131,720 $1,125,000 $375,000 $750,000
Vince Wilfork 2009 $1,400,000 $633,334   $4,680 $2,038,014 $1,266,668 $633,334 $633,334
Jerod Mayo 2012 $295,000   $1,505,000   $1,800,000      
Tedy Bruschi 2009 $1,000,000 $600,000   $106,720 $1,706,720 $1,200,000 $600,000 $600,000
Laurence Maroney (IR) 2010 $475,000 $1,077,500   $81,720 $1,634,220 $3,232,500 $1,077,500 $2,115,000
Ellis Hobbs, III 2009 $1,460,000 $165,000   $5,160 $1,630,160 $330,000 $165,000 $165,000
Mike Wright 2008 $1,417,000     $5,640 $1,422,640      
Logan Mankins 2009 $600,000 $800,000   $5,640 $1,405,640 $1,600,000 $800,000 $800,000
Brandon Meriweather 2011 $370,000 $1,030,000   $4,200 $1,404,200 $4,120,000 $1,030,000 $3,090,000
Nick Kaczur 2009 $1,260,000 $132,000   $5,640 $1,397,640 $264,000 $132,000 $132,000
Ben Watson 2009 $785,000 $526,667   $6,600 $1,318,267 $1,053,334 $526,667 $526,667
Jabar Gaffney 2008 $700,000 $500,000   $81,720 $1,281,720   $581,720  
James Sanders 2008 $927,000 $95,000   $4,200 $1,026,200 $95,000 $95,000  
Deltha O'Neal 2008 $1,000,000       $1,000,000      
Russ Hochstein 2008 $730,000 $133,334   $26,720 $890,054 $133,334 $133,334  
Lonie Paxton 2008 $730,000 $150,000   $4,200 $884,200   $154,200  
Kelley Washington 2009 $605,000 $225,000   $51,720 $881,720 $450,000 $276,720 $225,000
Heath Evans 2008 $730,000 $125,000   $840 $855,840 $125,000 $125,000  
Lamont Jordan 2008 $850,000       $850,000      
Chris Hanson 2008 $730,000     $31,720 $761,720   $31,720  
Sam Aiken 2009 $605,000 $112,500   $44,220 $761,720 $225,000 $169,220 $112,500
Billy Yates 2009 $605,000 $108,333   $31,720 $745,053 $216,667 $108,333 $108,334
David Thomas 2009 $445,000 $160,187   $5,160 $610,347 $320,376 $160,187 $160,189
Stephen Gostkowski 2009 $445,000 $106,250   $5,640 $556,890 $212,500 $106,250 $106,250
Matt Cassel 2008 $520,000 $13,500   $5,640 $539,140 $13,500 $20,220  
Eric Alexander (IR) 2008 $520,000     $5,160 $525,160   $5,160  
Terrence Wheatley (IR) 2011 $295,000 $222,500     $517,500 $890,000 $222,500 $667,500
Larry Izzo 2008 $830,000 $40,000   $5,160 $490,160   $45,160  
Lewis Sanders 2008 $730,000 $40,000   $4,680 $489,680   $44,680  
Shawn Crable 2011 $295,000 $190,125     $485,125 $760,500 $190,125 $570,375
Le Kevin Smith 2009 $445,000 $17,750   $5,520 $468,270 $35,500 $17,750 $17,750
Kevin O'Connell 2011 $295,000 $157,000     $452,000 $628,000 $157,000 $471,000
Wesley Britt 2008 $445,000     $5,640 $450,640   $6,720  
Pierre Woods (IR) 2008 $445,000     $4,680 $449,680   $4,680  
Jonathan Wilhite 2011 $295,000 $101,375   $101,375 $396,375 $405,500 $101,375 $304,125
Raymond Ventrone 2008 $370,000     $6,000 $376,000   $6,000  
Mark Levoir 2008 $370,000       $370,000      
Matt Gutierrez 2009 $348,235       $348,235      
Matt Slater 2011 $295,000 $43,750   $43,750 $338,750 $175,000 $43,750 $131,250
Gary Guyton 2009 $295,000 $6,000   $6,000 $301,000 $12,000 $6,000 $6,000
Antwain Spann 2009 $370,000       $279,401      
Junior Seau 2008 $1,062,500       $250,000      
Mike Richardson 2008 $295,000       $243,824      
Dan Connolly 2009 $279,412     $6,720 $285,052   $6,720  
Vince Redd 2009 $295,000       $161,318      
Tyson Devree 2009 $295,000       $156,118      
Rosevelt Colvin 2008 $730,000       $104,706      
Jason Bender (Signed off the Practice Squad) 2008 $57,200       $57,200      
Stephen Spach (Waived) 2009 $52,353       $52,353      
Maurice Price (Waived) 2008 $52,059       $52,059      
C.J. Jones (Waived) 2008 $43,529     $6,720 $50,249   $6,720  
Kyle Eckel (Waived) 2008 $21,765       $21,765      
Reggie Hodges (Waived) 2008 $5,200       $5,200      


Practice Squad Players
Player Salary 2008 Cap Hit
Titus Adams $150,000 $150,000
Mark Dillard $62,400 $62,400
Maurice Price $57,200 $62,400
Darrell Robertson $88,400 $31,200
Ryan Wendell $88,400 $72,800
Dan Connolly $88,235 $88,235
Tom Malone $31,200 $31,200
Angelo Craig $20,800 $20,800

Players with cap hits but never played a 2008 regular season game for the Pats or were placed on IR or the non-football-injury reserve list before the 2008 regular season. In Kelley Washington's case when Kelley signed with the Pats in 2007, his contract included a team option for the 2008 season. The Pats did not pick up the option. But they did sign Kelley to a new contract after their option declination.
$12,080,228 or 9.97% of the adjusted cap is being allocated on the above type players.
Status Player Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Other 2008 Cap Hit 2009 Cap Hit
Waived Larry Anam   $2,000       $2,000  
Waived Willie Andrews   $11,625   $6,720   $18,345 $11,625
Waived Rashad Baker   $45,000       $45,000  
Waived Kyle Bissinger   $1,000       $1,000  
Waived Kyle Brady   $1,000,000       $1,000,000  
Waived Kareem Brown   $307,125       $307,125  
Released Fernando Bryant   $20,000   $26,720   $46,720  
Injured Reserve Anthony Clement $345,000         $345,000  
Released Rosevelt Colvin   $1,828,000       $1,828,000  
Waived Mark Dillard   $3,333       $3,333 $6,667
Released Corey Dillon   $3,845,000       $3,845,000  
Waived Kyle Eckel   $5,000   $6,720   $11,720  
Waived Mike Elgin   $21,750       $21,750  
Waived BenJarvus Green-Ellis   $4,166       $4,166 $8,334
Waived Matt Gutierrez   $5,000   $6,720   $11,720  
Waived Justise Hairston   $36,667       $36,667  
Waived Corey Hilliard   $33,367       $33,367  
Released Victor Hobson   $40,000   $6,720   $46,720  
Waived Chad Jackson   $549,166   $96,720   $645,886 $549,168
Waived Oscar Lua   $47,250       $47,250  
Waived Jimmy Martin       $6,720   $6,720  
Released Josh Miller   $200,000       $200,000  
Waived Garrett Mills   $231,250       $231,250  
Waived Jake Nordin   $3,334       $3,334  
Waived Chris Norwell   $1,833       $1,833 $3,667
Injured Reserve Ryan O'Callaghan $445,000 $47,625   $5,160   $497,785 $584,345
Waived Clint Oldenburg   $105,750       $105,750  
Released Marcus Pollard       $6,720   $6,720  
Waived Vince Redd   $1,250       $1,250 $1,250
Waived Mike Richardson   $21,500   $6,720   $28,220 $43,000
Waived Justin Rogers   $55,667       $55,667  
Non-Football Injury List Oliver Ross   $20,000   $6,720   $26,720  
Injured Reserve Bo Ruud $200,000 $21,225       $221,225 $338,505
Injured Reserve Kenny Smith $520,000     $4,080   $274,080  
Waived Quinton Smith   $2,000       $2,000  
Waived Stephen Spach       $6,720   $6,720  
Waived Antwain Spann       $6,720   $6,720  
2008 Option Not Picked Up Donte' Stallworth   $833,334       $833,334  
Injured Reserve Barry Stokes $320,000         $320,000  
Waived Jonathan Stupar   $3,333       $3,333 $6,667
Waived Santonio Thomas       $6,720   $6,720  
2008 Option Not Picked Up Kelley Washington   $240,000       $240,000  
Released Jason Webster $130,000     $76,720   $206,720  
Waived Ryan Wendell   $1,666       $1,666 $3,334
Waived Zach West   $5,334       $5,334  
Injured Reserve Tank Williams $295,000     $46,720   $341,720  
Totals $2,180,000 $9,565,988   $330,040   $12,080,228  

NFL Minimum Salary Levels for the 2008 season

Rookie - $295,000
1 Credited Season - $370,000
2 Credited Seasons - $445,000
3 Credited Seasons - $520,000
4 to 6 Credited Seasons - $605,000 *
7 to 9 Credited Seasons - $730,000 *
10+ Credited Seasons - $830,000 *

*All salaries for players with four or more years of experience AND who sign contracts that qualify for veteran's exemption will only count $445,000 (the minimum salary of a player with two credited seasons) against teams' salary caps.

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