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Future Cap HitsMy guesstimate on the cap hits for the year 2010 and beyond
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The 50 most recent changes to this page

  1. On March 4th updated the cap numbers and documentation for Chris Baker,
  2. On January 1st updated the cap numbers and documentation for Chris Taylor, Ryan Wendell and for Titus Adams. Updated the cap numbers for Junior Seau
  3. On December 28th added Shun White and Eric Kettani.
  4. On 12/27 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Mike Wright
  5. On December 26th updated the cap numbers and documentation for Dan Connolly.
  6. On December 21st added Tyree Barnes. Updated the cap numbers and documentation for George Bussey, Brian Hoyer, Patrick Chung, Kevin Faulk and Jarvis Green
  7. On December 13th added Jeff Rowe and Darrell Jenkins . Updated the cap numbers and documentation for Titus Adams and Rob Ninkovich.
  8. On November 23rd updated the cap numbers and documentation for Eric Alexander and Terrence Nunn .
  9. On November 19th updated the cap numbers and documentation for Adrian Grady, Isaiah Stanback and Kyle Arrington.
  10. On November 15th updated the cap numbers and documentation for Tully Banta-Cain, Isaiah Stanback and Kendall Simmons. Added Thomas Williams.
  11. On November 8th updated the cap numbers and documentation for Kyle Arrington and Kendall Simmons.
  12. On November 2nd added the cap numbers and documentation for Prescott Burgess.
  13. On October 31st updated the cap numbers and documentation for Ryan Wendell. Added the documentation for Bret Lockett and Kendall Simmons.
  14. On October 25th added the cap numbers and documentation for Robbie Agnone, Kyle Arrington, and DeAngelo Willingham.
  15. On October 24th added the cap numbers and documentation for Derrick Burgess, Bruce Davis, Terdell Sands and Michael Matthews. Updated the cap numbers and documentation for Eric Alexander. Updated the cap numbers for Titus Adams.
  16. On October 22nd added the cap numbers and documentation for Junior Seau. Updated the cap numbers and documentation for Adrian Grady.
  17. On October 21st updated the cap numbers and documentation for Tully Banta-Cain, Titus Adams, Ryan Wendell, Sam Aiken,
  18. On September 6th updated the cap numbers and documentation for Darryl Richard, Richard Seymour, Wesley Britt, Paris Lenon, and Ryan O'Callaghan.
  19. On September 4th removed Andrew Walter,Roderick Rogers, Steve Williams, Robert Ortiz, Billy Yates, and Vinny Ciurciu.
  20. On August 31st updated the cap numbers and documentation for Tedy Bruschi.
  21. On August 30th updated the cap numbers and documentation for Kevin O'Connell.
  22. On August 26th finally added Roderick Rogers.
  23. On August 25 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Mark Levoir and Tyrone McKenzie
  24. On August 24 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Eric Alexander and Nick Kaczur
  25. On August 8 added my estimated cap numbers and documentation for George Bussey and Jake Ingram.
  26. On July 28 added the cap numbers and documentation for Herana-Daze Jones and updated the cap numbers and documentation for Sebastian Vollmer.
  27. On July 18 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Ron Brace.
  28. On July 16 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Brandon Tate, Myron Pryor, Darryl Richard and Julian Edelman.
  29. On July 11 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Darius Butler.
  30. On June 14 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Rich Ohrnberger.
  31. On May 30 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Paris Lenon.
  32. On May 26 removed Damane Duckett and Brad Listori. Updated the cap numbers and documentation for Brian Hoyer.
  33. On May 17 updated the Patriots' adjusted cap number.
  34. On May 15 added the cap numbers and documentation for Terrence Nunn and Brandon McGowan.
  35. On May 2 added the cap numbers and documentation for Alex Smith.
  36. On 4/29 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Bo Ruud.
  37. On 4/26 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Ellis Hobbs.
  38. On 4/23 added the cap numbers and documentation for Kenny Smith.
  39. On 4/10 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Tank Williams.
  40. On 4/5 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Mike Wright and James Sanders
  41. On 4/3 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Shawn Springs
  42. On 4/1 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Joey Galloway
  43. On 3/25 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Dan Connolly
  44. On 3/18 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Jerod Mayo
  45. On 3/17 updated the cap numbers and documentation for David Thomas, Le Kevin Smith, Wesley Britt, and Mike Wright.
  46. On 3/11 added Nathan Hodel and Leigh Bodden.
  47. On 3/6 added Greg Lewis and Chris Hanson.
  48. On 3/3 updated the cap numbers and documentation for Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Tom Brady, Ellis Hobbs, Vince Wilfork, Fred Taylor, Ben Watson, Logan Mankins, and Nick Kaczur.

Last updated on January 1, 2010 12:05 PM EDT

According to my figures the Patriots' 2009 cap figure is $127,809,087 for 59 signed players (53 active, 6 IR) and a 7-man practice squad. The 2009 salary cap is $127,997,000. The Patriots' 2009 adjusted cap is $129,831,466. I like to thank Adamjt13 for providing the information about the Patriots' adjusted cap number. So I have the Pats under their adjusted cap by about $2 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 27, 2009. 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.
2009 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 2009) 2009 Cap Hit if Cut 2009 Cap Savings if Cut or Traded
Tom Brady 2010 $5,000,000 $6,620,000 $3,000,000 - Paid on 2/27 $7,280 $14,627,280 $9,620,000 $12,620,000 $1,547,280
Randy Moss 2010 $4,900,000 $4,750,000   $107,280 $9,757,280 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 ($310,000)
Adalius Thomas 2011 $1,900,000 $4,400,000   $107,280 $6,407,280 $13,200,000 $13,200,000 ($7,260,000)
Matt Light 2010 $4,250,000 $1,251,670   $7,280 $5,508,390 $1,251,670 $1,251,670 $3,790,000
Kevin Faulk 2009 $2,900,000 $497,000 $500,000
due 1st regular season game
$250,000
$0
$107,280 $4,254,280 $497,000 $497,000 $2,939,440
Jarvis Green 2009 $2,500,000 $600,000 $1,000,000 $7,280 $4,107,280 $600,000 $2,900,000 $2,040,000
Dan Koppen 2011 $2,400,000 $1,500,000   $107,280 $4,007,280 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $540,000
Wes Welker (IR) 2011 $1,650,000 $1,975,000 $250,000 - paid on March 3rd $107,280 $3,982,280 $5,925,000 $5,925,000 ($2,760,000)
Ty Warren 2013 $1,225,000 $2,333,332   $7,280 $3,815,612 $10,500,002 $10,500,002 ($7,151,670)
Stephen Neal 2009 $2,500,000 $800,000   $107,280 $3,407,280 $800,000 $800,000 $2,039,440
Nick Kaczur 2012 $2,000,000 $1,007,000   $7,280 $3,014,280 $3,632,000 $3,632,000 ($78,000)
Vince Wilfork 2009 $2,200,000 $633,332   $7,280 $2,840,612 $633,332 $633,332  
Jerod Mayo 2012 $500,000 $2,275,000   $7,280 $2,782,280 $9,100,000 $9,100,000 ($6,777,720)
Shawn Springs 2011 $1,750,000 $900,000   $107,280 $2,757,280 $2,700,000 $2,700,000 ($210,000)
James Sanders 2011 $620,000 $600,000 $1,200,000 - paid in mid-March $87,280 $2,507,280 $1,800,000 $3,082,280 ($1,040,000)
Fred Taylor 2010 $1,550,000 $725,000   $7,280 $2,282,280 $1,450,000 $1,450,000 $365,000
Leigh Bodden 2009 $2,250.000     $7,280 $2,257,280   $1,000,000 $790,000
Logan Mankins 2009 $1,400,000 $800,000   $6,500 $2,206,500 $800,000 $800,000 $939,440
Chris Baker 2013 $1,600,000 $1,500,000   $107,280 $3,207,280      
Derrick Burgess 2009 $2,000,000       $2,000,000      
Laurence Maroney 2010 $600,000 $1,077,500   $97,280 $1,774,780 $2,115,000 $2,115,000 ($897,500)
Mike Wright 2012 $620,000 $450,000 $600,000 - paid in mid-March $87,280 $1,757,280 $1,800,000 $2,482,280 ($1,190,000
Joey Galloway (Released) 2009 $1,150,000 $600,000   $7,280 $1,757,280 $600,000 $1,757,280  
Brandon Meriweather 2011 $460,000 $1,030,000   $155,720 $1,645,720 $3,090,000 $3,090,000 ($2,060,000)
Pierre Woods 2009 $1,545,000     $7,280 $1,552,780      
Ben Watson 2009 $910,000 $526,666   $7,280 $1,443,946 $526,666 $526,666  
Tully Banta-Cain 2011 $582,931   $25,000 $31,380 $639,311 $25,000    
Sammy Morris 2010 $900,000 $375,000   $107,280 $1,382,280 $750,000 $750,000 $65,000
Sam Aiken 2011 $1,162,083 $112,500   $44,780 $1,136,853 $112,500 $112,500  
Stephen Gostkowski 2009 $1,010,000 $106,250   $7,280 $1,123,530 $106,250 $106,250 $549,440
Kendall Simmons (Released) 2011 $620,000 $280,000     $900,000 $280,000 $900,000  
Patrick Chung 2012 $310,000 $500,000 $75,000   $855,000 $2,000,000 $2,075,000  
Eric Alexander 2010 $953,571 $62,500   $57,280 $809,855   $809,855  
Junior Seau 2009 $1,145,000       $808,235      
Ron Brace 2012 $310,000   $454,000   $764,000      
Darius Butler 2012 $310,000   $440,000   $750,000      
Brandon McGowan 2010 $550,000 $125,000   $53,640 $728,640 $250,000 $250,000  
Rob Ninkovich 2011 $535,000 $116,666     $651,666 $350,000    
Mark Levoir 2011 $460,000 $133,333 $25,000 $7,280 $625,613 $400,000 $400,000 ($241,667)
Dan Connolly 2011 $510,000 $108,333   $6,890 $625,223 $325,000 $842,280  
Terrence Wheatley 2011 $385,000 $222,500   $7,280 $614,780 $667,500 $667,500 ($520,000)
Sebastian Vollmer 2012 $310,000   $250,000   $560,000      
Chris Hanson 2009 $745,000 $50,000   $32,280 $517,280     $50,000
Brandon Tate (Injured Reserve) 2012 $310,000 $188,750     $498,750 $755,000 $755,000  
Jonathan Wilhite 2011 $385,000 $101,375   $6,240 $492,615 $304,125 $311,405  
Matt Slater 2011 $385,000 $43,750   $6,890 $435,640 $131,250 $138,530  
Rich Ohrnberger 2012 $310,000 $112,750     $422,750 $451,000 $451,000  
Gary Guyton 2009 $385,000 $6,000   $6,760 $397,760 $6,000 $13,280  
BenJarvus Green-Ellis 2010 $385,000     $6,890 $391,890   $6,890  
Jake Ingram 2012 $310,000 $17,500     $327,500 $70,000 $70,000  
Myron Pryor 2012 $310,000 $19,750     $329,750 $79,000 $79,000  
Julian Edelman 2012 $310,000 $12,175     $322,175 $48,700 $48,700  
Brian Hoyer 2011 $310,000 $4,166     $314,166 $12,500 $12,500  
Isaiah Stanback 2010 $460,000 $25,000     $310,122 $50,000 $50,000  
Bret Lockett (Injured Reserve) 2009 $310,000       $310,000      
Ryan Wendell 2010 $310,000     $7,280 $259,633   $7,280  
Kyle Arrington 2010 $310,000       $205,715      
Titus Adams (Waived) 2010 $385,000       $205,293      
Michael Matthews (Released) 2009 $460,000       $162,348      
Terdell Sands (Released) 2010 $850,000       $150,000      
Terrence Nunn (Signed from the PS by the Bucs) 2009 $57,200       $57,200      
Prescott Burgess (Waived) 2009 $27,058       $27,058      
Patrick Brown (Released from PS) 2009 $15,600       $15,600      
DeAngelo Willingham (Released from PS) 2009 $15,600       $15,600      
Prescott Burgess (Signed from PS by the Ravens) 2009 $5,200       $5,200      


Practice Squad Players
Player Salary 2009 Cap Hit
Thomas Williams $41,600 $41,600
Darryl Richard $310,000 $124,941
Ryan Wendell $310,000 $197,647
Bruce Davis $150,000 $114,705
Robbie Agnone (Injured Reserve) $88,400 $88,400
Rob Myers $150,000 $79,411
Adrian Grady $57,200 $57,200
Jeff Rowe $20,800 $20,800
Darnell Jenkins (Injured Reserve) $20,800 $20,800

Players with cap hits but never played a 2009 regular season game for the Pats or were placed on IR or the non-football-injury reserve list before the 2009 regular season.
$11,859,758 or 9.13% of the Patriots' adjusted cap of $128,884,466 is being allocated on the above type players.
Status Player Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Offseason Workout Bonus Other 2009 Cap Hit
Waived Willie Andrews   $11,625       $11,625
Waived Wesley Britt       $7,280   $7,280
Retired Tedy Bruschi   $600,000   $107,280   $707,280
Injured Reserve George Bussey $310,000 $37,958       $347,958
Injured Reserve Shawn Crable $385,000 $190,125   $7,280   $582,405
Waived Mark Dillard   $6,667       $6,667
Waived BenJarvus Green-Ellis   $8,334       $8,334
Waived Ellis Hobbs   $165,000       $165,000
Waived Russ Hochstein   $25,000   $32,280   $57,280
Waived Chad Jackson   $549,168       $549,168
Contract Tolled Eric Kettani   $2,000       $2,000
Released Paris Lenon   $50,000       $50,000
Injured Reserve Tyrone McKenzie $240,000 $157,750       $397,750
Waived Chris Norwell   $3,667       $3,667
Waived Ryan O'Callaghan   $47,625   $7,280   $54,905
Waived Kevin O'Connell   $471,000   $7,280   $478,280
Waived Vince Redd   $1,250       $1,250
Waived Darryl Richard   $48,000       $48,000
Waived Mike Richardson   $43,000       $43,000
Waived Bo Ruud   $63,675       $63,675
Traded Richard Seymour   $6,000,000   $107,280   $6,107,280
Waived Henry Smith   $4,000       $4,000
Traded Le Kevin Smith   $17,750   $7,280   $25,030
Waived Jonathan Stupar   $6,667       $6,667
Injured Reserve Chris Taylor $460,000         $460,000
Traded David Thomas   $160,189   $7,280   $167,469
Waived Raymond Ventrone       $7,280   $7,280
Traded Mike Vrabel   $1,036,000       $1,036,000
Released Kelley Washington   $225,000       $225,000
Waived in 2008 Ryan Wendell   $3,334       $3,334
Contract Tolled Shun White   $2,000       $2,000
Released Billy Yates   $108,334       $108,334
Totals $840,000 $11,248,000   $297,800   $11,545,800

NFL Minimum Salary Levels for the 2009 season

Rookie - $310,000
1 Credited Season - $385,000
2 Credited Seasons - $460,000
3 Credited Seasons - $535,000
4 to 6 Credited Seasons - $620,000 *
7 to 9 Credited Seasons - $745,000 *
10+ Credited Seasons - $845,000 *

*All salaries for players with four or more years of experience AND who sign contracts that qualify for veteran's exemption will only count $460,000 (the minimum salary of a player with two credited seasons) against teams' salary caps.

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