Last updated on March 25, 2016 8:00 AM EDT

Shea McClellin

Year Salary Workout Bonus Roster Bonus Signing Bonus Proration Total Cap Figure Cash Received Remaining Guaranteed Money Cap Hit if Cut Cap Savings if Cut or Traded Comments
2016 $1,000,000 $100,000 $300,000 $833,333 $2,233,333 $3,900,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 -$1,866,667 Salary is fully guaranteed. $25,000 46-man active roster bonus.
2017 $1,900,000 $200,000 $400,000 $833,333 $3,333,333 $2,500,000 $1,666,667 $1,666,667 $1,666,666 $25,000 46-man active roster bonus.
2018 $2,150,000 $200,000 $400,000 $833,334 $3,583,334 $2,750,000 $833,334 $833,334 $2,750,000 $25,000 46-man active roster bonus.

On March 18th Adam Caplan tweeted that "New #Patriots LB Shea McClellin signed a 3-year, $12m deal with $3.5m gtd, source said."

On March 22nd ESPNBoston.Com's Mike Reiss reported that "a closer look at the contracts signed by linebacker Shea McClellin and defensive end Chris Long with the New England Patriots, with analysis from the team and player side:

LB Shea McClellin
Terms: 3 years, $8.95 million
Signing bonus: $2.5 million
Total guarantee: $3.5 million

2016
Base salary: $1 million (fully guaranteed)
Roster bonus: $300,000
Workout bonus: $100,000
Salary cap charge: $2.23 million

2017
Base salary: $1.9 million
Roster bonus: $300,000
Workout bonus: $200,000
Salary cap charge: $3.2 million

2018
Base salary: $2.15 million
Roster bonus: $300,000
Workout bonus: $200,000
Salary cap charge: $3.4 million

This deal reflects how the Patriots view McClellin, a 2012 first-round draft pick who never found a consistent role in Chicago, as a significant part of their team-building plans. He projects as the No. 3 linebacker behind Jamie Collins and Dont'a Hightower, and also provides a layer of depth in future years as both Collins and Hightower enter the final year of their contracts in 2016. Based on film study, McClellin looks like a player who would be an off-the-line linebacker in the base 4-3 defense, with the potential to move to a stand-up on-the-line role in certain packages, somewhat similar to Akeem Ayers' role in 2014.

On March 24th the Boston Globe's Ben Volin tweeted that "One note on Shea McClellin's contract: He can make up to $2.75m in incentives over the three years based on playing time and Pro Bowl" and that Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson tweeted that "Shea McClellin deal 9.05M, 3.5M gtd, 2.5M signing bonus, salaries 1M (gtd), 1.9M, 2.15M, annual 25K per game active roster bonus" and Shea McClellin 750K playtime, Pro Bowl incentive 2016; 1M. Pro Bowl, playtime incentive 2017, 2018

My notes: The original 12 million consists of

On April 5th the Boston Globe's Ben Volin tweeted that Shea McClellin's 2016 incentives are:

Ben also tweeted that McClellin's 2017 incentives are:

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