Re: Isaac Sopoaga is now a Patriots
posted at 10/30/2013 5:08 PM EDT
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Yesterday spotrac says if he was cut there is no dead money after this season. Today it says 1 million, but doesn't explain how. All of the guaranteed money listed was from this year (the roster bonus at the beginning of the year and his salary this year). Makes no sense.
actually I had not checked the site yesterday, only saw the $$$'s this morning, which as you can see shows $1M in dead money. has to be in his contract that if he is cut, there is some money owed, what else can it be?
pretty good site though, correct? updates every day
He has $1 million of his 2014 salary guaranteed. This is different from his signing bonus (which has already been paid by the Eagles and will become dead money for them). The guaranteed portion of his 2014 base salary will be paid to him next year regardless of whether or not he is cut. If he is cut, it will be dead money for the Pats in 2014.
That's still really cheap for NE. A starting nose tackle for ~$1 million per is great depth, and a solidfying presense this year, while they are missing Wilfork.
Because of the job the new kid is doing in Philly everyone benefits. NE gets a good NT for low cost, and by moving down a roun; Philly moves up a round and clears money off their books for other players.
win <-> win
I agree. Plus I think the Pats keep likely him next year if he plays well. They need some more depth at DT. I think his full salary next year is 3.75 million (1 million guaranteed), but they might offer him a restrucured deal that converts some base to bonus to help spread the cap hit.