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Last updated on December 24, 2015 11:50 AM EDT

As of December 24th the Patriots have a total of $103,015,440 in total cap commitments to 53 players. The Patriots have $19,296,471 in dead money. The Patriots have $20,367,977 on Reserve (17 IR, 1 NFI, 2 PUP and 4 injury settlements). $103,015,440 + $19,296,471+ $20,367,977= $143,043,788. The 2015 League cap is $143,280,000. The Patriots 2015 adjusted cap number is $144,578,084. $143,280,000 (League Cap) + $5,258,054 (2014 Ending Cap Space + $1,184,000 Aaron Hernandez salary grievance credit - $5,143,970 (LTBE/NLTBE adjustment) = $144,578,084. For more on the Aaron Hernandez credit please review this blog post. $144,578,084 - $143,043,778=$1,534,296 in cap space. My numbers do not match the NFLPA's of $1,464,805. The main reason for the difference is that the NFLPA have not processed all of this month's transactions.

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

2015 Rule of 51 New England Patriots Salary Cap Status (as of 12/24/2015)
2015 League Salary Cap$143,280,000
2014 Cap Space Carryover$5,258,054
Aaron Hernandez credit$1,184,000
Adjustments:-$5,143,970
Adjusted Cap:$144,578,084
TOTAL Players Under Contract/PUP/IR (75)$143,043,788
RULE OF 51 - OVER/UNDER SALARY CAP:$1,534,296

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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 November 10th updated the cap numbers and documentation for Josh Kline
  2. On November 9th updated the cap numbers and documentation for Dion Lewis
  3. On September 5th accounted for all of the roster cutdown transations.
  4. On July 29th added the cap numbers and documentation for Tarell Brown.
  5. On July 28th updated Ryan Allen
  6. Moved Brandon Spikes to the dead money section since he was released by the Patriots on June 8th.
  7. On June 8th created a blog post that lists the 2015 Patriots dead money
  8. On June 7th created a blog post that clarifies a misconception about Malcolm Butler' contract
  9. On May 31st added the cap numbers and documentation for Dane Fletcher and Zach D'Orazio
  10. On May 30th updated my blog post that looks at the Patriots offseason. It lists all offseason additions, subtractions, and salary cap allocations by age, position, and unit.
  11. On May 13th added the cap numbers and documentation for Fred Davis
  12. On May 6th created a blog post that looks at the possible salary cap ramifications of La'el Collins signing with the Patriots
  13. On May 3rd updated my a blog post that attempts to explain the rookie salary cap and its impact on the Patiots 2015 salary cap.
  14. On April 28th updated my blog post that customizes the NFL calendar for New England Patriots by adding to it the regular season games.
  15. On April 22nd created a blog post that details the salary cap ramifications of Jerod Mayo's restructure
  16. On March 22nd added the cap numbers and documentation for Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain.
  17. On March 21st updated the cap numbers and documentation for Rob Ninkovich after his restructure.
  18. On March 16th added Alan Branch I provide an in-depth breakdown of Alan Branch's contract in this blog post of mine
  19. On March 14th added Jabaal Sheard, Jonathan Freeny, Kevin Dorsey, Brandon Gibson, and Chimdi Chekwa. Updated Chris White, LeGarrette Blount, and Michael Hoomanawanui
  20. On March 11th created a a blog post that attempts to make sense of the Darrelle Revis departure.
  21. On March 9th updated the cap numbers and documentation for Darrelle Revis
  22. On March 9th added Devin McCourty.
  23. On March 4th updated my blog post that examines the impact of the 89% cash spending floor on the Patriots
  24. On February 21st started to include my total cap commitment number for the Patriots offseason workout bonus. Players earn $195 per day. 36 workouts times 80 players times $195 = $561,600.
  25. On February 3rd created a blog post that tracks the New England Patriots Incentives after the Super Bowl
  26. On January 23rd updated my blog post that reports that New England Patriots recently received a $1,184,000 salary cap credit for Aaron Hernandez.

Please note that by clicking on the player's name you will be brought to the supporting documentation for his cap figure.The cap savings column is a net savings after the rule of 51 is applied. When a player in the Top 51 is cut, his spot is taken up by another player. Example - player has a 2015 cap hit of $1,000,000 which is all salary. He is released. A player with a $510,000 salary takes his place. Net savings - $490,000. The Rule of 51 also works when a player is added to the roster. Example - Patriots sign a UFA who has a 2015 cap cap of $2,000,000. His net cap cost to the Patriots is $1,490,000 as he will displace a player with a $510,000 salary from the Top 51 list.

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 12, 2015.

2015 Salary Cap Information

Name Signed Through Salary Prorated Signing Bonus LTBE Roster Bonus Weight Bonus
Reporting Bonus
Workout Bonus Total Cap Figure Remaining Guaranteed Money (includes 2015) 2015 Cap Hit if Cut or Traded after June 1, 2015 2015 Cap Savings if Cut or Traded after June 1, 2015 2016 Cap Hit if Cut or Traded after June 1, 2015 2016 Cap Savings if Cut or Traded after June 1, 2015 2015 Cash Spending
Tom Brady 2017 $8,000,000 $6,000,000 $14,000,000 $18,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,415,000 $12,000,000 $2,475,000 $8,000,000
Rob Gronkowski 2019 $4,750,000 $3,650,000 $256,240 $8,656,240 $10,300,000 $15,000,000
Sebastian Vollmer 2016 $2,250,000 $2,083,333 $750,000 $1,937,500 $7,020,833 $4,166,667 $3,083,333 $3,352,500 $2,083,334 $5,000,000 $4,937,500
Jerod Mayo 2017 $1,500,000 $4,600,000 $6,100,000 $10,500,000 $6,100,000 -$585,000 $4,400,000 $6,475,000 $6,687,500
Devin McCourty 2019 $2,500,000 $3,000,000 $500,000 $6,000,000 $22,000,000 $10,000,000 -$4,585,000 $12,000,000 -$4,000,000 $18,000,000
Rob Ninkovich 2016 $1,500,000 $2,750,000 $400,000 $100,000 $4,750,000 $5,500,000 $2,850,000 $1,315,000 $2,750,000 $2,000,000 $5,000,000
Julian Edelman 2017 $2,250,000 $1,250,000 $500,000 $656,250 $4,656,250 $5,750,000 $3,250,000 if cut
$1,250,000 if traded
$5,712,500 if cut
$2,571,250 if traded
$2,500,000 $1,703,125 $3,406,250
Stephen Gostkowski 2018 $1,800,000 $1,500,000 $200,000 $100,000 $3,600,000 $10,100,000 $5,600,000 -$2,685,000 $4,500,000 -$825,000 $8,100,000
Jabaal Sheard 2016 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 $3,000,000 $415,000 $2,000,000 $5,000,000 $6,000,000
Brandon Lafell 2016 $1,800,000 $1,000,000 $300,000 $400,000 $3,500,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,915,000 $1,000,000 $3,100,000 $2,500,000
Danny Amendola 2017 $1,250,000 $1,366,666 $500,000 $3,116,666 $4,100,000 $1,366,666 $1,165,000 $2,733,334 $4,133,332 $1,750,000
Marcus Cannon 2016 $1,200,000 $1,066,666 $250,000 $100,000 $2,616,666 $2,133,334 $1,166,666 $865,000 $1,066,668 $3,750,000 $1,550,000
Chandler Jones 2015 $1,504,568 $1,096,091 $2,600,659 $1,848,375 $1,848,375 $167,284 $7,799,000 $1,504,568
Don'ta Hightower 2015 $1,443,273 $1,014,364 $2,457,637 $1,014,364 $1,014,364 $858,273 $7,751,000 $1,443,273
Ryan Wendell 2015 $1,000,000 $425,000 $800,000 $175,000 $2,400,000 $425,000 $425,000 $1,390,000 $1,975,000
Scott Chandler 2016 $1,200,000 $1,000,000 $50,000 $2,250,000 $2,000,000 $1,050,000 $615,000 $1,000,000 $1,525,000 $3,250,000
Alan Branch 2016 $1,200,000 $350,000 $1,560 $250,000 $400,000 $2,301,560 $2,526,560 $2,526,560 $350,000 $1,725,000 $2,651,560
Patrick Chung 2017 $1,000,000 $800,000 $200,000 $2,000,000 $3,400,000 $1,800,000 (Cut)
$800,000 (Traded)
$200,000 if cut
$1,200,000 (traded)
$1,600,000 $1,300,000 $3,600,000
Matthew Slater 2016 $1,000,000 $666,666 $100,000 $1,766,666 $2,333,334 $2,333,334 (Cut)
$1,333,334 (Traded)
-$1,076,668 if cut $1,666,666 (Cut)
$666,666 (Traded)
$666,668 $1,100,000
Malcom Brown 2018 $435,000 $949,224 $1,374,224 $6,229,008 -($4,337,672) $4,330,560 -($3,200,280) $1,898,448 $4,231,986
Tavon Wilson 2015 $965,166 $376,891 $1,342,057 $376,891 $376,891 $380,166 $965,166
Ryan Allen 2015 $585,000 $500,500 $1,085,500 $3,000,500 $1,500,500 -($1,000,000) (Cut) $1,500,000 -($1,825,000) $2,585,000
Brandon Bolden 2016 $660,000 $150,000 $200,000 $25,000 $1,035,000 $300,000 $175,000 $275,000 $150,000 $610,000 $1,185,000
Jamie Collins 2016 $746,910 $278,818 $1,025,728 $557,636 $278,818 $161,910 $278,818 $392,865 $746,910
Jonathan Freeny 2015 $850,000 $400,000 $1,250,000 $400,000 $400,000 $1,500,000
Jimmy Garoppolo 2017 $578,359 $213,436 $791,795 $890,308 $890,308 (Cut)
$640,308 (Traded)
-$121,564 (Cut)
-$6,641 (Traded)
$213,436 -$1,718 $578,359
Logan Ryan 2016 $585,000 $140,813 $20,000 $745,813 $281,626 $160,813 $140,813 $1,160,000 $605,000
Duron Harmon 2016 $585,000 $133,400 $6,000 $724,400 $266,800 $139,400 $133,400 $150,000 $591,000
Nate Ebner 2015 $660,000 $24,150 $684,150 $24,150 $24,150 $75,000 $660,000
Jordan Richards 2018 $435,000 $239,827 $674,827 $1,159,008 $439,527 -$349,700 $719,481 -$400,947 $1,394,308
Sealver Siliga 2015 $660,000 $660,000 $75,000 $660,000
James White 2017 $510,000 $99,272 $609,272 $297,816 $99,272 $198,544 -$24,272 $510,000
Dane Fletcher 2015 $524,294 $20,000 $60,000 $604,294 $20,000 $20,000 $825,000
Chris Jones 2016 $585,000 $585,000 $585,000
Josh Kline 2017 $585,000 $250,000 $585,000 $585,000
Geneo Grissom 2018 $435,000 $145,487 $580,487 $581,948 $145,487 $436,461 $244,026 $1,016,948
Bryan Stork 2017 $416,924 $119,250 $6,240 $541,784 $357,750 $119,250 $238,500 $30,750 $423,164
Tre' Jackson 2018 $435,000 $130,935 $560,935 $523,740 $130,935 $392,805 $263,130 $958,740
Shaq Mason 2018 $435,000 $110,881 $545,881 $443,524 $110,881 $332,643 $303,238 $878,524
Jon Bostic 2016 $546,209 $546,209 $546,209
Malcolm Butler 2016 $510,000 $510,000 $75,000 $600,000 $510,000
Joe Cardona 2015 $435,000 $25,000 $17,500 $477,500 $100,000 $25,000 $75,000 $512,500 $552,500
David Andrews 2017 $435,000 $5,000 $440,000 $15,000 $5,000 $10,000 $525,000 $450,000
Rufus Johnson 2015 $435,000 $435,000 $435,000
Justin Coleman 2015 $435,000 $435,000 $435,000
Michael Williams 2016 $435,000 $435,000 $435,000
Cameron Fleming 2015 $360,000 $360,000 $360,000
Brandon King 2015 $332,647 $332,647 $332,647
Darius Fleming 2016 $206,471 $206,471 $206,471
Leonard Johnson 2016 $155,294 $155,294 $155,294
Leonard Hankerson 2015 $131,741 $131,741 $131,741
Asante Cleveland 2016 $180,000 $180,000 $180,000
LaAdrian Waddle 2015 $103,235 $103,235 $103,235
Stephen Jackson 2015 $68,824 $68,824 $68,824
Totals $84,734,926
Only Top 51 - $65,969,926
$43,945,275 $3,800,000 $7,967,500 $500,000 $1,362,600 $123,585,301 $151,083,883
Players with cap hits but are no longer playing for the 2015 Patriots
$19,296,471 or 13.35% of the Patriots adjusted cap is being allocated on the above type players.
Status Player Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Offseason Workout Bonus 2015 Cap Hit 2016 Cap Hit
2015 Option Declined Darrelle Revis $5,000,000 $5,000,000
Traded Logan Mankins $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Released Kyle Arrington $3,250,000 $3,250,000
Released Bradley Fletcher $800,000 $300,000 $37,500 $106,240 $1,243,740
2015 Option Declined Vince Wilfork $866,667 $866,667
Traded Michael Hoomanawanui $141,176 $180,000 $312,500 $6,240 $639,916
Released Reggie Wayne $450,000 $450,000
Released Robert McClain $150,000 $150,000 $50,000 $6,240 $356,240
Waived Josh Boyce $238,500 $238,500
Released Travaris Cadet $116,471 $32,500 $50,000 $6,240 $205,211
Waived Jake Bequette $134,950 $134,950
Released Dekoda Watson $103,235 $3,510 $106,745
Waived Jon Halapio $92,325 $92,325
Waived Cameron Fleming $75,146 $75,146$150,292
Waived Jemea Thomas $69,384 $69,384
Waived Chimdi Chekwa $50,000 $50,000
Released Chris White $50,000 $6,240 $56,240
Released from practice squad Austin Hill $39,600 $39,600
Waived Jeremy Gallon $35,694 $35,694
Traded Matthew Wells $35,973 $35,973 $107,919
Waived Brandon King $34,000 $34,000
Released from practice squad Brandon Dixon $33,000 $33,000
Waived Kenbrell Thompkins $26,400 $834 $27,234
Waived Zach Moore $25,550 $25,550 $51,100
Waived Michael Buchanan $26,806 $26,806
Released from practice squad Ross Ventrone $26,400 $26,400
Released Brandon Spikes $25,000 $25,000
Waived Steve Beauharnais $23,796 $23,796
Released from practice squad Robert Thomas $19,800 $19,800
Waived Alfonzo Dennard $14,462 $14,462
Released from practice squad Nathan Palmer $13,200 $13,200
Released from practice squad Floyd Raven $13,200 $13,200
Released from practice squad Jimmy Staten $13,200 $13,200
Waived Xzavier Dickson $13,196 $13,196 $39,588
Waived Cameron Gordon $10,000 $10,000
Waived Garrett Gilbert $16,240 $16,240
Waived Jimmy Jean $5,000 $1,666 $6,666 $3,334
Traded Jordan Devey $6,240 $6,240
Waived Darius Fleming $6,240 $6,240
Waived Jonas Gray $6,240 $6,240
Waived Caylin Hauptmann $6,240 $6,240
Waived Joe Vellano $6,240 $6,240
Waived Derek Gardner $5,000 $5,000
Waived Stephen Houston $5,000 $5,000
Waived Roy Finch $3,334 $3,334
Waived Shamiel Gary $3,334 $3,334
Waived Travis Hawkins $3,334 $3,334
Waived Justin Jones $3,334 $3,334
Waived Asa Watson $2,000 $2,000
Waived Mark Harrison $1,000 $1,000
Waived Brandon King $1,000 $1,000 $2,000
Waived Vince Taylor $833 $833
Waived Derek Cox $780 $780
Players with cap hits that are on Injured Reserve, PUP, NFI or have reached injury settlements with the Patriots
$20,505,624 or 14.18% of the Patriots adjusted cap is being allocated on the above type players.
Status Player Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Offseason Workout Bonus LTBE Incentive 2015 Cap Hit 2016 Cap Hit
Injury Reserve Nate Solder $1,438,000 $4,166,000 $6,240 $5,610,906 $10,322,666
Injury Reserve Tarell Brown $1,000,000 $400,000 $100,000 $500,000 $2,000,000
Injury Reserve Dominique Easley $751,980 $907,918 $1,659,898 $1,991,877
Injury Reserve LeGarrette Blount $705,882 $200,000 $56,240 $962,122
Injury Reserve Aaron Dobson $716,670 $218,340 $6,240 $935,010 $1,090,845
Injury Reserve Dion Lewis $585,000 $200,000 $785,000
Injury Reserve Brandon Gibson $585,000 $40,000 $40,000 $6,240 $671,240
Injury Reserve James Develin $660,000 $6,240 $666,240
Injury Reserve Trey Flowers $435,000 $139,733 $535,909 $664,733
Injury Reserve Brian Tyms $348,000 $21,240 $369,240
Injury Reserve Josh Boyce $333,000 $21,240 $354,240
Injury Reserve A.J. Derby $318,000 $28,013 $346,013 $478,013
Injury Reserve Kevin Hughes $333,000 $333,000
Injury Reserve Darryl Roberts $318,000 $13,556 $331,556 $463,556
Injury Reserve Tyler Gaffney $318,000 $318,000 $600,000
Injury Settlement Jake Bequette $184,235 $6,240 $190,475
Injury Settlement Ryan Groy $156,706 $156,706
Injury Settlement Armon Armstead $143,222 $143,222
Injury Reserve Eric Martin $137,647 $137,647
Injury Settlement Jonathan Krause $74,824 $10,000 $6,240 $91,064


Practice Squad Players
Player Salary 2015 Cap Hit
Chris Barker $70,000 $70,000
Keavon Milton $52,800 $52,800
Torrian Wilson $52,800 $52,800
Brock Vereen $52,500 $52,500
Kevin Snyder $19,800 $19,800
Rashaan Melvin $26,400 $26,400
DeAndre Carter $19,800 $19,800
Kevin Snyder $19,800 $19,800
Joey Iosefa $6,600 $6,600

NFL Minimum Salary Levels for the 2015 season

Rookie - $435,000
1 Credited Season - $510,000
2 Credited Seasons - $585,000
3 Credited Seasons - $660,000
4 to 6 Credited Seasons - $745,000 *
7 to 9 Credited Seasons - $870,000 *
10+ Credited Seasons - $970,000 *

*All salaries for players with four or more years of experience AND who sign contracts that qualify for veteran's exemption will only count $555,000 (the minimum salary of a player with two credited seasons) against teams' salary caps.

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