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Last updated on April 5, 2016 7:00 PM EDT

Clay Harbor

Year Salary Prorated
Signing Bonus
Amortization
Roster Bonus Offseason Workout Bonus Total Cap Figure Cash Received Remaining Guaranteed Money Cap Hit if Cut Cap Savings if Cut or Traded Comments
2016 $900,000 $200,000 $37,500 $6,240 $1,143,740 $1,343,740 $400,000 $1,343,740 $150,000 Earned 3 $12,500 46-man active roster bonuses before being released on October 3rd.
2017 $200,000 $200,000

The Patriots signed Clay Harbor to their roster on April 4.

On April 5 ESPN's Mike Reiss reported that "Taking a closer look at the two-year contract signed by tight end Clay Harbor with the New England Patriots, while analyzing what it means for the player and team:
Terms: 2 years, maximum value of $4 million
Signing bonus: $400,000

2016
Base salary: $900,000
Roster bonus: $200,000 ($12,500 per game on 46-man game-day roster)
Incentives (playing time): $500,000
Salary cap charge: $1.2875 million

2017
Base salary: $1.1 million
Roster bonus-1: $200,000 ($12,500 per game on 46-man game-day roster)
Roster/option bonus-2: $200,000 (due first day of 2017 league year if on the 90-man roster)
Incentives (playing time): $500,000

Analysis: This deal comes in higher than I anticipated. To me, it reflects how the Patriots had strong interest in Harbor and believe he can help them as a Swiss-army type option on offense ("move" tight end, fullback etc.). Another way to look at it is that the Patriots are only on the hook for the $400,000 signing bonus, which is just $50,000 less than what receiver Reggie Wayne received last year (he was released before the end of the preseason), so it doesn't necessarily make Harbor a lock for a roster spot. While the pact is for two years, a key marker comes in the form of a $200,000 bonus that is due on the first day of the 2017 league year if Harbor is on the 90-man roster."

October 3, 2016 update The Patriots released Clay Harbor.

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