Updated Salary Cap and Rookie Pool Figures

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    Updated Salary Cap and Rookie Pool Figures

    Updating Patriots' salary cap and rookie pool figures 

     

    Jeff Howe  (Boston Herald) 5/4

     It's time to update some numbers as they've rolled in this morning.

    Salary cap: The Patriots have $8,680,435 of salary cap space when counting the top 51 contracts. They're comfortable, but they've still got to factor in the rookie pool, roster bonuses, players who go to injured reserve and things of the like that they'll encounter this season.

    Rookie pool: The Patriots have a maximum of $3,750,922 against the salary cap to sign their seven draft picks. That money only figures into the first year of their deal. Their minimum to sign the seven picks is $3,620,927.

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    Re: Updated Salary Cap and Rookie Pool Figures

    TJ Moe, Elvis Fisher got Pats' most lucrative undrafted free agent contracts  

     Saturday, May 4, 2013  Jeff Howe  Boston Herald 

    The Patriots signed 19 undrafted free agents yesterday, and the numbers have been filed. Per the CBA, undrafted rookies get three year deals worth a minimum of $1.44 million, including $405,000 in 2013, $408,000 in 2014 and $555,000 in 2015.

    The bonuses tell the story, and seven of the 19 got something, which speaks to a relative level of competition to sign them. Based on the figures, TJ Moe and Elvis Fisher are two undrafted players to watch throughout camp.

    Wide receiver TJ Moe: $8,000 signing bonus, $22,500 fully guaranteed in 2013 base salary

    Offensive lineman Elvis Fisher: $7,500 signing bonus, $7,500 fully guaranteed 2013 base salary

    Safety Kanorris Davis: $5,000 signing bonus

    Cornerback Brandon Jones: $3,500 signing bonus

    Wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins: $2,500 signing bonus

    Defensive lineman Dewayne Cherrington: $2,000 signing bonus

    Long snapper Mike Zupancic: $2,000 signing bonus

     
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    Re: Updated Salary Cap and Rookie Pool Figures

    Maybe we can also put to bed the notion that teams can sign UDFAs to any contract they see fit? "Per the CBA, undrafted rookies get three year deals worth a minimum of $1.44 million, including $405,000 in 2013, $408,000 in 2014 and $555,000 in 2015."

    That's the same contract for all UDFAs. There is no negotiation, no wiggle room EXCEPT for the signing bonus and teams are capped as to the total amount they can pay UDFAs in signing bonuses. Last year it was $75K per team, this year I'm not sure but judging by these figures it's not that much more. That's a per team cap, not a per player cap.

     
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    Re: Updated Salary Cap and Rookie Pool Figures

    In response to Muzwell's comment:

     

    Maybe we can also put to bed the notion that teams can sign UDFAs to any contract they see fit? "Per the CBA, undrafted rookies get three year deals worth a minimum of $1.44 million, including $405,000 in 2013, $408,000 in 2014 and $555,000 in 2015."

    That's the same contract for all UDFAs. There is no negotiation, no wiggle room EXCEPT for the signing bonus and teams are capped as to the total amount they can pay UDFAs in signing bonuses. Last year it was $75K per team, this year I'm not sure but judging by these figures it's not that much more. That's a per team cap, not a per player cap.

     



    While in practice, undrafted rookies are mostly going to get minimum deals, the CBA does not prevent teams from negotiating something different. Here are the relevant paragraphs from the CBA:

     

    "Rookie Salary" for an Undrafted Rookie means the highest amount of

    earnable compensation for which such player and Club have contracted in each year of

    his Rookie Contract that exceeds the then-applicable Minimum Active/Inactive Salary

    for each League Year of the contract regardless of whether any or all amounts are earned

    or considered "likely · to be earned" as set forth in Article 1 3 , excluding only (A) minimum

    offseason workout per diem, and (B) compensation for community

    relations/sponsor appearances (subject to the maximum amounts permitted in S ection

    3 (b)(iv) below).

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    Undrafted Rookie Reservation. For the 201 1 League Year, a maximum

    of $75,000 per Club may be paid to Undrafted Rookies as signing bonus or amounts

    treated as signing bonus. This amount (the "Undrafted Rookie Reservation") shall increase

    each sub sequent League Year by the percentage increase of the Total Rookie

    Compensation Pool.

    _______________

    (ii) Subject to Subsection (iv) below, Undrafted Rookies may contract for

    only the following types of compensation: (1) Rookie Salary, (2) minimum offseason

    workout per diem commencing in the contract's second season, and (3) the applicable

    Minimum Salary for players on the Club's Active/Inactive List Salary and/or the applicable

    Minimum Salary for players not on the Club's Active/Inactive List.

    (iii) Rookie Salary shall include only: (1) traditional signing bonus, defined as

    signing bonus committed to the player by the Club upon execution of the contract (subj

    ect to the player reporting to the Club and passing the physical examination), subject to

    any forfeiture provisions to which the player and Club may agree to the extent permitted

    in Article 4; (2) offseason workout bonus; (3) Paragraph 5 Salary (including any agreedupon

    provisions adjusting the player'S Paragraph 5 Salary based upon his roster status

    and/ or his number of Credited Seasons ("split contract provisions") or deferring payment

    of his earned Paragraph 5 Salary or advancing payment of non-guaranteed year-one

    Paragraph 5 Salary); (4) Paragraph 5 Salary guarantees (subject to the rules set forth in

    Subsection (h) below); (5) the permitted performance incentives set forth in Section 6

    below; (6) roster bonus; and (7) reporting bonus.

    (iv) Aside from the terms outlined in Subsections (i) through (iii), above, no

    cash or non-cash financial or economic consideration of any kind (e.g., suites, automobiles,

    loans, etc.) may be paid or promised to the player for any reason whatsoever

    including, but not limited to, the player's performance of nonfootball-related services

    with the exception of an agreement that the player will make up to, but no more than,

    five community relations/sponsor appearances or promotional activities per year on the

    Club's behalf in exchange for cash compensation at prevailing commercial rates not to

    exceed $5,000 per appearance. Clubs may not contract for, or require the player to make

    more than five community relations/ sponsor appearances or promotional activities per

    year.

    (c)

     
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    Re: Updated Salary Cap and Rookie Pool Figures

    I had already posted the numbers on the Abraham thread. They are;
    2013 cap-$123
    2012 rollover-$5.6
    Tot cap space-$129
    Top 51 players-$112.2
    Dead money-$6.6
    Tot-$119
    Rookie slot-$3.6
    Pats have approx $6.5M still available, thinking they like to roll $5M every year. They will have approx $1.5M available with out any further resturcture or cut.

     

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