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When I don't know the date when a roster bonus is due I presume it to have been due on March 12, 2013. I presume that the Patriots will pick up the player's 2013 option bonus so I include the option bonus proration in the total cap amount but until March 12 I do not include the option bonus in the Remaining Signing Bonus amount.
Please note that for some players not all of the listed numbers will add up to their reported cap number.
Salary Cap Information - Aaron Hernandez
Year Salary Prorated
Signing Bonus
Amortization
Roster Bonus/
LTBE
Weight Clause
Reporting Bonus
Workout Bonus Total Cap Figure Cash Received Remaining Signing Bonus Comments
2010 $320,000 $50,000 $76,000 $436,000 $620,000 $200,000 $200,000 signing bonus.
$24,000 playing-time incentive that was reached.
$76,000 roster bonus.
2011 $450,000 $50,000 $90,000 $110,000 $700,000 $650,000 $150,000 $110,000 roster bonus
$110,000 offseason workout bonus
2012 $540,000 $2,550,000 $104,000 $96,000 $3,290,000 $12,740,000 $12,600,000 $12.5 million signing bonus. 540,000 salary fully guaranted.
104,000 roster bonus. 96,000 offseason workout bonus
2013 $984,000 $2,550,000 $200,000 $3,734,000 $7,500,000 Aaron Hernandez has filed two grievances - one for regarding his $82,000 offseason workout bonus money and another regarding his 2013 guaranteed salary of $1,323,000, 2014 guaranteed salary of $1,137,000, and his 2014 guaranteed $500,000 offseason workout bonus money.

The 232,800 offseason workout amount is 40 percent of the offseason workout grievance amount.

The 984,800 salary amount is 40 percent of the salary that is being contested in the second grievance.

From the CBA - "When a player salary grievance is filed against a Club, 40% of the amount claimed (or, for a player whose contract qualifies under Article 27, 40% of the player'S Salary Cap count, prorated to reflect the number of weeks remaining in the regular season) will be counted in Team Salary until the grievance is resolved or until the end of the League Year, whichever comes first.

If Aaron wins his grievances before the end of this year, another 1,825,200 will hit the Patriots 2013 cap.

2014 $7,500,000 $7,500,000

Aaron Hernandez - Unsigned 2010 draft picks are automatically tendered the rookie salary of $320,000.
June 10, 2010 update The Boston Globe's Albert Breer blogged that "Hernandez received a $200,000 signing bonus, well short of the $508,000 bonus that Chicago's Corey Wootten, taken four picks ahead of Hernandez, reaped in his four-year deal.Hernandez makes up the money in a series of roster bonuses -- $76,000 in 2010, $90,000 in 2011, $104,000 in 2012 and $118,000 in 2013 -- which are each tied to Hernandez making the 53-man roster, meaning he has to get through each offseason clean to collect. There's also a $24,000 minimum play-time bonus due after this season, and if Hernandez hits that one (and only if he hits that one), he's eligible for workout bonuses of $110,000 (2011), $96,000 (2012) and $82,000 (2013).He has the standard base salary numbers: $320,000 (2010), $405,000 (2011), $490,000 (2012), $575,000 (2013). If you add up the workout and roster bonuses, then toss in the signing bonus, the total money comes to $700,000. So Hernandez can wind up making more than Wootten did, but he has to play out the deal."
July 23, 2011 update Hernandez's salary was at the minimum. Therefore, it was increased to $450,000 as part of the new CBA.
July 23, 2013 update On August 27, 2012 ESPNBoston.Com's Field Yates reported that "On Monday, the Patriots agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with tight end Aaron Hernandez that could keep him in New England through the 2018 season. The following are the contract details broken down by season, provided by a league source. The extension includes a $12.5 million signing bonus, $16 million in guaranteed money, and a maximum value of $40 million in additional money. (One additional note on the bonus: it will be paid out over three installments. Hernandez will receive $6 million up front, $3.25 million in March of 2013, and $3.25 million more in March of 2014)."

2012 season
Base salary: $540,000 (guaranteed)
Roster bonus: $104,000
Signing bonus: $12.5 million (prorated)

2013 season
Base salary: $1.323 million (guaranteed for injury only. This will become fully guaranteed if Hernandez is on the roster in March of 2013)
Roster bonus: $118,000
Offseason workout bonus: $82,000 (non-guaranteed)

2014 season
Base salary: $1.2 million ($1.137 million of which is guaranteed for injury only. This will become fully guaranteed if Hernandez is on the roster in March of 2013)
Offseason workout bonus: $500,000 (guaranteed if Hernandez is on the roster in March of 2013)
Additional bonus: $500,000 if named to the Pro Bowl

2015 season
Base salary: $2.3 million (non-guaranteed)
Offseason workout bonus: $500,000 (non-guaranteed)
Roster bonus: $31,250 for each game he is on the 46-man game-day roster. (Up to $500,000 for a full 16-game season).
Additional bonus: $500,000 (if named to the Pro Bowl)

2016 season
Base salary: $5 million (non-guaranteed)
Offseason workout bonus: $500,000 (non-guaranteed)
Roster bonus: $31,250 for each game he is on the 46-man game-day roster. (Up to $500,000 for a full 16-game season).
Additional bonus: $500,000 if named to the Pro Bowl

2017 season
Base salary: $6 million (non-guaranteed)
Offseason workout bonus: $500,000 (non-guaranteed)
Roster bonus: $31,250 for each game he is on the 46-man game-day roster. (Up to $500,000 for a full 16-game season).
Additional bonus: $500,000 if named to the Pro Bowl

2018 season
Base salary: $6 million (non-guaranteed)
Offseason workout bonus: $500,000 (non-guaranteed)
Roster bonus: $31,250 for each game he is on the 46-man game-day roster. (Up to $500,000 for a full 16-game season).
Additional bonus: $500,000 if named to the Pro Bowl Guaranteed Contract for Skill, Injury, and Cap

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