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|Roster Bonus||Workout Bonus||LTBE Incentive||Total Cap Figure||Cash Received||Remaining Guaranteed Money||Cap Hit if Cut||Cap Savings if Cut or Traded||Comments|
|2014||$257,647||$257,647||$257,647||$257,647 is $730,000 divided by seventeen times six|
|2015||$750,000||$200,000||$50,000||$1,000,000||$1,000,000||$100,000||$1,000,000||Blount has a $6,250 46-man active roster. He played in 16 games in 2014. $6,250 times 16 games = $100,000.|
|2016||$760,000||$100,000||$75,000||$40,000||$50,000||$1,025,000||$1,025,000||$100,000||$1,025,000||Blount has a $6,250 46-man active roster. He played in 12 games in 2014. $6,250 times 12 games = $75,000.|
May 9, 2013 update On May 4, 2013 Yahoo's Brian McIntyre reported that "according to a source with knowledge of the situation, Blount has agreed to a restructured contract that has reduced his base salary and cap hit by $1.07 million for the 2013 season. Blount, who was eligible for restricted free agency this offseason, signed a one-year extension with the Buccaneers on on March 7 that called for a $150,000 workout bonus, a $350,000 bonus for reporting to training camp and a $1.25 million non-guaranteed base salary to give him a $1.75 million cap figure for the 2013 season. The Patriots acquired that deal, but have made some major modifications. For starters, Blount's $150,000 workout bonus has been reduced to $50,000 and his $350,000 reporting bonus has been eliminated. In addition to that $450,000 in savings, Blount's base salary has been reduced by nearly 50 percent, going from $1.25 million to $630,000, none of which is guaranteed. Blount's 2013 cap hit has gone from $1.75 million to $680,000, which is fourth behind Leon Washington ($1.5 million), Shane Vereen ($950,250) and Stevan Ridley ($805,500) among the Patriots running backs. Blount's renegotiated deal also included a "split" salary that would reduce Blount's pay rate (to $383,000) if he were placed on a reserve list."
January 19, 2014 update On January 19, 2014 ESPNBoston.Com's Mike Reiss blogged that "One additional note on Blount: By eclipsing the 20 percent mark for snaps played in 2013, he earned an additional $100,000.
November 24, 2014 update With 6 weeks left in the regular season the Patriots signed LeGarrette Blount to a two-year contract.
March 14, 2015 update LeGarrette Blount received a $100,000 roster bonus by being on the Patriots roster the fifth day of the 2015 League Year.
April 10, 2015 update On March 10 Joel Corry tweeted that "LeGarrette Blount is scheduled to make $1M in 2015 (with another $600,000 in incentives).
April 17, 2016 update On April 14 ESPN's Mike Reiss reported that "Taking a closer look at the contract signed by running back Pro while examining what it means for the player and team:
Term/cash value:1 year, $1 million
Signing bonus: $100,000
Base salary: $760,000
Incentives-1: $50,000 (based on rushing yards)
Incentives-2: $950,000 (based on rushing yards and Pro Bowl)
Roster bonus: $100,000 ($6,250 per game on 46-man game-day roster)
Salary cap charge:$1.025 million This deal reflects how Blount isn't necessarily a roster lock, but has financial upside ($1 million in incentives and $100,000 in roster bonuses) should he make the roster, stay healthy and duplicate his efforts from last season. The lone guarantee is the $100,000 signing bonus, so if Blount doesn't make the club, he is still ensured to receive that total. If he commits to be present at the offseason program, which is likely, he'll get another $40,000. So the maximum value for Blount is $2 million and the floor is $140,000. Another wrinkle of note: Blount landed on season-ending injured reserve Dec. 13 with a hip injury and the Patriots protected themselves should he sustain a season-ending injury in the preseason by including a split salary ($428,000) that he would be paid in that scenario.
April 17, 2016 update On April 14 the Boston Globe's Ben Volin tweeted "Couple more housekeeping notes on Blount's contract: $250k incentives for Pro Bowl, $750k incentives for rushing yards and his $428k injury split salary voids if he's on the #Patriots roster at the end of the 8th week."
May 1, 2016 update On May 1 the Boston Globe's Ben Volin tweeted that Blount's incentives were as follows:
700 rushing yards: $50,000
750 rushing yards: $50,000
800 rushing yards: $50,000
850 rushing yards: $100,000
900 rushing yards: $100,000
950 rushing yards: $100,000
1,000 rushing yards: $100,000
1,050 rushing yards: $100,000
1,100 rushing yards: $100,000
Ben also tweeted that "Blount's contract also contains an injury waiver for a pre-existing left hip condition. Blount assumes all liability for the injury"
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