Here is a look at all the transactions made thus far by the New England Patriots; this post will be continuously updated as more moves are made throughout the year. For those wishing to take a trip down memory lane, check out
2013 New England Patriots Transaction Tracker
2012 New England Patriots Transaction Tracker

 

Jan 11-20: The following players were signed to future/reserve contracts:
WR Sam McGuffie
WR Greg Orton
WR Reggie Dunn
C Braxston Cave
OT Jordan Devey
OT R.J. Mattes
DE Marcus Forston
LB Taylor Reed

Jan 21: Linebacker coach Pepper Johnson announces he is leaving the staff; he accepts a position as the defensive line coach for the Buffalo Bills on Jan 31.

Jan 22: Offensive line coach and assistant head coach Dante Scarnecchia retired.

Jan 22: Dave DeGuglielmo named offensive line coach; had previously been OL coach for University of Maryland, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets.

Jan 22: Tight end coach George Godsey departs to accept a position as quarterbacks coach on Bill O’Briens staff with the Houston Texans

Jan 29: Brendan Daly is named new defensive assistant coach; had been the Minnesota Vikings defensive line coach the last two seasons.

 

Feb 20: Michael Lombardi hired as assistant to the coaching staff; had most recently been with the Cleveland Browns.

Feb 28: — S Steve Gregory released Move creates $2,849,500 in cap space, with $833,334 of dead money remaining on the cap.

 

Mar 7: Re-signed RFA LS Danny Aiken to a one-year contract
Base salary: $645,000
Signing bonus: $55,000
Workout bonus: $25,000
Cap figure: $725,000

Mar 10: Seven players were waived:
— WR Sam McGuffie

— OT Elvis Fisher (failed physical)

— OT Brice Schwab

— RB Quentin Hines (failed physical)

— LB Taylor Reed

— DT Cory Grissom

— WR T.J. Moe

Mar 11: Start of the new league year

Mar 11: With the start of a new league year, the following players from the 2013 roster become unrestricted free agents:
RB LeGarrette Blount
DE Andre Carter
WR Austin Collie
WR Julian Edelman
LB Dane Fletcher
TE Michael Hoomanawanui
TE Matthew Mulligan
ILB Brandon Spikes
T/G Will Svitek
CB Aqib Talib
C Ryan Wendell

Mar 11: At the start of the new league year, the following players are under contract; the year indicates the final year of their contract.
- 2015 UFA: Vince Wilfork, Stephen Gostkowski, Dan Connolly, Tommy Kelly, Nate Solder, Devin McCourty, Matt Slater, Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley, Ryan Mallett, Danny Aiken, D.J. Williams, Marcus Cannon, Chris White
- 2015 RFA: James Develin, Sealver Siliga, Brandon Bolden, Markus Zusevics
- 2016 UFA: Isaac Sopoaga, Chandler Jones, Donta Hightower, Adrian Wilson, Tavon Wilson, Jake Bequette, Nate Ebner, Alfonzo Dennard
- 2016 RFA: TJ Moe, Elvis Fisher, Cory Grissom, Mark Harrison, Kenbrell Thompkins, Ryan Allen, Quentin Hines, Brice Schwab, Josh Kline, Armon Armstead, Chris Barker, Joe Vellano – 2016 ERFA: Marcus Forston, Kanorris Davis, Justin Green, Ja’Gared Davis, Braxston Cave, Jonas Gray, Reggie Dunn, R.J. Mattes, Greg Orton, Jordan Devey
- 2017 UFA: Logan Mankins, Sebastian Vollmer, Kyle Arrington, Rob Ninkovich, Jamie Collins, Aaron Dobson, Logan Ryan, Duron Harmon, Josh Boyce, Chris Jones, Michael Buchanan, Steve Beauharnais
- 2018 UFA: Tom Brady, Jerod Mayo, Danny Amendola

Mar 11: Available cap space entering free agency and the new league year: $14,821,836.

Mar 11: Re-signed TE Michael Hoomanawanui
Two-year contract worth $2.4 million with a $360k signing bonus and $1.1 million guaranteed.

2014: $740k base salary with $140k guaranteed; $100k roster bonus ($6250 for each time on game day roster); $400k NLTBE incentives; cap number of $1,020,000
2015: $800k base salary; $300k roster bonus due on 5th day of league year; $100k roster bonus ($6250 for each game on game day roster); playing time bonus of $400k, NLTBE; cap number of $1,380,000

Mar 11: — CB Aqib Talib departs to sign with Denver Broncos

Mar 11: LB Dane Fletcher visits with the Bucs

Mar 11: UFA C Phil Costa (Cowboys) visits

Mar 12: UFA WR Jason Avant (Eagles) visits

Mar 12: UFA WR Brandon LaFell (Panthers) visits

Mar 12: UFA OLB/DE Matt Shaughnessy (Cardinals) visits

Mar 12: UFA OG Shelley Smith (Rams) visits

Mar 12: UFA LB Wesley Woodyard (Broncos) visits

Mar 12: — Released DT Isaac Sopoaga
Move creates $2,080,000 in cap space; he will count $1,000,000 in dead money against the cap.

Mar 12: — Released OT Markus Zusevics
Move creates $75,000 in cap space; he will count $4,334 in dead money against the cap.

Mar 12: CB Darrelle Revis (Bucs) signs
One year contract for $12,000,000 with a team option for 2015.
$10,000,000 signing bonus

2014: $1,500,000 base salary Roster bonus: $31,250 per game ($500,000 max total)

There is an option for 2015 that the Patriots would have to exercise by the end of the 2014 league year, locking in a $12 million roster bonus payable April 1, 2015, a base salary of $7.5 million and another $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses. If the Patriots decline the option it also would prevent them from using the franchise tag, meaning Revis would either get a new deal in New England or hit the open market as a free agent.

Mar 13: DT Tommy Kelly restructures contract
Move saves $800,000 in cap space by converting salary to bonuses
Old contract: Base: $1,950,000
Workout bonus: $50,000
Roster bonus: $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses ($31,250 per game)

New contract: Signing bonus: $1,000,000
Maximum value: $5,000,000
Guaranteed: $1,000,000

2013 Base salary: $950,000
Workout bonus: $50,000
Roster bonus: $31,250 per game on the 46-man active list (maximum value of $500,000)
Cap number: $2 million

2014 Base salary: $1,950,000
Workout bonus: $50,000
Roster bonus: $31,250 per game on the 46-man active list (maximum value of $500,000)
Cap number: $3,000,000

Mar 13: UFA CB Brandon Browner (Seahawks) visits

Mar 13: DT Vince Wilfork asks for his release

Mar 13: WR Julian Edelman visits with the 49ers; Browns, Ravens also reportedly interested

Mar 14: MLB Brandon Spikes visits with the Bills

Mar 14: DT Letroy Guion (Vikings) visits Pats

Mar 14: WR Lance Moore (Saints) visits Pats

Mar 14: DB Brandon Browner (Seahawks) signs
Three year, $12.35 million contract; max value of $16.8 million; zero signing bonus

2014: Base: $1,000,000
Workout bonus: $250,000
Roster bonus: $500,000
Roster bonus: $150,000 for each time on 46-man game day roster
Other: up to $1,250,000 in playing time incentives Cap number: $2,950,000

2015: Base: $1,900,000
Roster bonus: $2,000,000 due at start of league year
Roster bonus: $100,000 for each game on 46-man game-day roster
Other: up to $500,000 in playing time incentives
Cap number: $4,700,000

2016: same details as 2015

Mar 14: — ILB Brandon Spikes departs to sign with Buffalo
One-year deal with $900,000 guaranteed (signing bonus), a $1,250,000 base salary, and a $3,250,000 cap number.

Mar 15: WR Brandon LaFell (Panthers) signs
Three-year contract with a $3 million signing bonus; $9 million total value

2014: Base: $800,000
Roster bonus: $200,000 (12,500 per game on the 46-man roster)
Cap number: $2,000,000

2015: Base: $1,800,000
Roster bonus: $400,000 (25,000 per game on the 46-man roster)
Cap number: $3,200,000

2016: Base: $2,400,000
Roster bonus: $400,000 (25,000 per game on the 46-man roster)
Cap number: $3,800,000

Mar 16: UFA WR Kenny Britt (Titans) visits

Mar 16: — LB Dane Fletcher departs to sign with Tampa Bay One-year deal with $1,200,000 guaranteed; can exceed $2 million in total value with incentives.

Mar 17: WR Julian Edelman re-signs
Four year deal with a $5 million signing bonus; $19 million max value

2014: Base: $1 million (guaranteed)
Roster bonus: $500,000 ($31,250 per game on 46-man roster)
Incentives: Up to $500,000
Cap number: $2,750,000

2015: Base: $2,250,000 ($2 million guaranteed for injury only, converts to skill guarantee in 2015)
Roster bonus: $750,000 ($46,875 per game on 46-man roster)
Incentives: Up to $500,000
Cap number: $4,250,000

2016: Base: $2,500,000
Roster bonus: $750,000 ($46,875 per game on 46-man roster)
Off-season workout: $250,000
Incentives: Up to $500,000
Cap number: $4,750,000

2017: Base: $3,000,000
Roster bonus: $750,000 ($46,875 per game on 46-man roster)
Off-season workout: $250,000
Incentives: Up to $500,000
Cap number: $5,250,000

Mar 19: LS Charley Hughlett signs
Two year deal with no signing bonus or guarantee
Base salaries (and cap charges) of $420,000 in 2014 and $510,000 in 2015
UDFA from UCF was in Dallas training camp in 2012

Mar 21: RB LeGarrette Blount visits with Steelers

Mar 26: UFA TE Owen Daniels (Texans) visits

Mar 27: DT Vince Wilfork signs extension
3-year contract with $3,000,000 guaranteed and max value of $22.5 million

2014:$1.3 million to sign
Base: $1,300,000
Weight clause: $300,000
Workout bonus: $200,000
Roster bonus 1: $500,000 for first game on 53-man roster
Roster bonus 2: $87,500 for each game on 46-man game day roster
Playing Time bonus: $500,000 for 50% playtime; $1.25M for 60% PT; $2M for 70% PT, $2.5M for 70% plus a divisional playoff appearance
$500,000 for 70% playtime and Pats being Top 10 in scoring defense
Max Value in 2014: $8,000,000

2015: Roster bonus due first day of 2015 league year: $4,000,000
Base: $3,000,000
Roster bonus 2: $500,000 total ($31,250 per game)
Weight clause: $300,000
Workout bonus: $200,000
Max value in 2015: $8,000,000

2016 Base: $5,000,000
Roster bonus: $500,000 total ($31,250 per game)
Weight clause: $300,000
Workout bonus: $200,000
Max value in 2016: $6,000,000

Mar 28: — RB LaGarrette Blount departs to sign with Steelers
2-year contract worth $3,850,000 with a $950,000 signing bonus

Mar 28: C Ryan Wendell re-signs
2-year deal with a max value of $8,150,000 2014

Base: $1,000,000
Roster bonus: $1,800,000
Roster bonus 2: $12,500 per game ($200,000 total) on 46-man roster
Cap number: $3,425,000

2015 Base: $2,250,000
Roster bonus: $750,000
Roster bonus 2: $12,500 per game ($200,000 total) on 46-man roster Playing time incentives: up to $1,300,000
Cap number: $4,250,000

Mar 31: UFA RB Michael Bush (Bears, Raiders) visits

 

April 1: UFA DE Will Smith (Saints) visits

April 3: S Patrick Chung signs
One-year deal with a max value of $1,100,000
Base salary: $740,000
Signing bonus: $60,000
Workout bonus: $60,000
Roster bonus: $240,000 ($15,000 per game based on being on 46-man roster)
Salary-cap charge:$1,040,000

April 4: — Released S Adrian Wilson
Move creates $1,500,000 in cap space; he will count $333,334 in dead money against the cap.

April 7: TE Matt Mulligan visits with Bears

April 8: — TE Matt Mulligan departs to sign with Bears
One-year, $730,000 contract that qualifies for the minimum salary benefit of $570,000 on the cap.

April 10: — Dr. Thomas Gill resigns as team’s medical director.

April 10: Dr. Matt Provencher become new medical director for the Patriots.

April 10: WR Austin Collie visits with Washington

April 24: Patriots exercise fifth-year (2015) option on LT Nate Solder

April 24: ILB Josh Hull (Redskins, Rams) signs
One-year deal for $645,000; zero guaranteed; $373,000 injury split

April 30: UFA TE Dustin Keller (Dolphins, Jets) visits with Patriots

 

May 5: DE Will Smith (Saints) signs
One-year contract: $855,000 base salary, $15,000 workout bonus, $50,000 roster bonus; $570k salary cap charge (minimum salary benefit for cap purposes)

May 8: Patriots enter the 2014 NFL Draft with the eight picks:
- 1st round, 29th pick, 29th overall
- 2nd round, 30th pick, 62nd overall
- 3rd round, 29th pick, 93rd overall
- 4th round, 30th pick, 130th overall
- 4th round, 40th pick, 140th overall (compensatory pick)
- No 5th round pick (went to Philadelphia in Isaac Sopoaga trade)
- 6th round, 22nd pick, 198th overall (from Eagles in Sopoaga trade)
- 6th round, 30th pick, 206th overall
- 7th round, 29th pick, 244th overall

May 8: Patriots select Florida DT Dominique Easley with the 29th pick of the draft

May 9: Drafted Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppollo with the 30th pick of the 2nd round (62nd overall)

May 9: Patriots trade their 3rd round pick (3.93) to Jacksonville for a 4th (4.105) and a 6th (6.179); the Jaguars selected Miami G Brandon Linder with that pick.

May 10: Drafted Florida State center Bryan Stork with the 5th pick of the 4th round (105th overall)

May 10: Drafted Wisconsin RB James White with the 30th pick of the 4th round (130th overall)

May 10: Drafted Stanford OT Cameron Fleming with the 40th pick of the 4th round (140th overall)

May 10: Drafted Florida guard Jon Halapio with the 3rd pick of the 6th round (179th overall)

May 10: Drafted Concordia DE Zach Moore with the 22nd pick of the 6th round (198th overall)

May 10: Drafted Georgia Tech safety Jemea Taylor with the 30th pick of the 6th round (206th overall)

May 10: Drafted Michigan WR Jeremy Gallon with the 29th pick of the 7th round (244th overall)

May 10: Signed rookie undrafted free agent TE Tyler Beck, Bowling Green
$1,500 guaranteed ($1,500 signing bonus)
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016

May 10: Signed rookie undrafted free agent RB Roy Finch, Oklahoma
$10,000 guaranteed ($5,000 signing bonus, $5,000 base salary)
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016

May 10: Signed rookie undrafted free agent S Shamiel Gary, Oklahoma State
$10,000 guaranteed ($5,000 signing bonus, $5,000 base salary)
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016

May 10: Signed rookie undrafted free agent OLB Cameron Gordon, Michigan
$35,000 guaranteed ($15,000 signing bonus, $20,000 base salary)
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016

May 10: Signed rookie undrafted free agent CB Travis Hawkins, Delaware
$10,000 guaranteed ($5,000 signing bonus, $5,000 base salary)
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016

May 10: Signed rookie undrafted free agent RB Stephen Houston, Indiana
$22,500 guaranteed ($7,500 signing bonus, $15,000 base salary)
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016

May 10: Signed rookie undrafted free agent TE Justin Jones, East Carolina
$15,000 guaranteed ($5,000 signing bonus, $10,000 base salary)
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016

May 10: Signed rookie undrafted free agent LB Deontae Skinner, Mississippi State
$5,000 guaranteed ($5,000 base salary)
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016

May 10: Signed rookie undrafted free agent TE Asa Watson, North Carolina State
$20,000 guaranteed ($3,000 signing bonus, $17,000 base salary)
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016

May 11: Signed rookie undrafted free agent LB James Morris, Iowa
$20,000 guaranteed ($10,000 signing bonus, $10,000 base salary)
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016

May 11: Signed rookie undrafted free agent long snapper Tyler Ott, Harvard
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016
No guarantees or signing bonus

May 11: Signed rookie undrafted free agent safety Jeremy Deering, Rutgers
$420,000 in 2014, with $5,000 guaranteed
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016

May 11: Ole Miss WR Ja-Mes Logan invited to mini-camp

May 11: UCLA DT Seali’i Epenesa invited to mini-camp

May 11: North Carolina State DT Deylan Buntyn invited to mini-camp

May 11: Signed rookie undrafted free agent CB Malcolm Butler, West Alabama
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016
No guarantees or signing bonus

May 11: Colorado State NT Calvin Tonga invited to mini-camp

May 11: Towson CB Jordan Love invited to mini-camp

May 12: Arizona NT Tevin Hood invited to mini-camp

May 15: — LS Charley Hughlett waived

May 15: — TE Tyler Beck waived

May 15: Pikeville WR Nu’Keese Richardson invited to mini-camp

May 15: Sixth round pick DE Zach Moore signs contract
Four years, $2,322,200; $102,200 guaranteed
Signing bonus: $102,200
2014 base salary: $420,000
2015 base salary: $510,000
2016 base salary: $600,000
2017 base salary: $690,000

May 16: Fourth round pick OT Cameron Fleming signs contract
Four years, $2,520,584; $300,584 guaranteed
Signing bonus: $300,584
2014 base salary: $420,000
2015 base salary: $510,000
2016 base salary: $600,000
2017 base salary: $690,000

May 16: Seventh round pick WR Jeremy Gallon signs contract
Four years, $2,267,592; $47,592 guaranteed
Signing bonus: $47,592
2014 base salary: $420,000
2015 base salary: $510,000
2016 base salary: $600,000
2017 base salary: $690,000

May 16: Fourth round pick RB James White signs contract
Four years, $2,617,088; $397,088 guaranteed
Signing bonus: $397,088
2014 base salary: $420,000
2015 base salary: $510,000
2016 base salary: $600,000
2017 base salary: $690,000

May 16: Signed free agent DE/OLB Darius Fleming; was 5th round draft pick by 49ers in 2012
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016
No guarantees or signing bonus

May 17: UFA LB James Anderson (Panthers, Bears) visits for a tryout

May 17: UFA LB Marvin Mitchell (Saints, Vikings) visits for a tryout

May 17: UFA LB Stevenson Sylvester (Steelers) visits for a tryout

May 18: Signed rookie undrafted free agent WR Derrick Johnson, Maine
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016
No guarantees or signing bonus

May 19: Signed rookie undrafted free agent LB Taylor McCuller, West Texas A&M
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016
No guarantees or signing bonus

May 19: 6th round pick CB Jemea Thomas signs contract
Four years, $2,312,512; $92,512 guaranteed
Signing bonus: $92,512
2014 base salary: $420,000
2015 base salary: $510,000
2016 base salary: $600,000
2017 base salary: $690,000

May 19: 4th round pick C Bryan Stork signs contract
Four years, $2,697,000; $477,000 guaranteed
Signing bonus: $477,000
2014 base salary: $420,000
2015 base salary: $510,000
2016 base salary: $600,000
2017 base salary: $690,000

May 19: 6th round pick G Jon Halapio signs contract
Four years, $2,343,100; $123,100 guaranteed
Signing bonus: $123,100
2014 base salary: $420,000
2015 base salary: $510,000
2016 base salary: $600,000
2017 base salary: $690,000

May 19: Club announces Ty Law to be inducted to Patriots Hall of Fame

May 20: — LB James Morris released, failed physical

May 21: UFA RB Ronnie Brown (Dolphins, Chargers, Eagles) visits for a tryout

May 21: UFA RB Brian Leonard (Rams, Bengals, Bucs) visits for a tryout

May 21: UFA TE Nate Byham (Bucs) visits for a tryout

May 21: UFA TE Ben Hartsock (Colts, Titans, Jets, Falcons, Panthers) visits for a tryout

May 22: — S Jeremy Deering released

May 22: — WR Greg Orton released

May 22: Signed free agent CB Daxton Swanson; originally signed by Colts as an UDFA and was on 49ers Practice Squad in 2013
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016
No guarantees or signing bonus

May 22: Signed free agent DT L.T. Tuipulotu; undrafted rookie from Utah had been in Packers rookie mini-camp
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016
No guarantees or signing bonus

May 27: Signed rookie undrafted free agent WR Wilson Van Hooser, Troy State and Tulane
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016
No guarantees or signing bonus

May 27: Signed rookie undrafted free agent WR Reese Wiggins, East Carolina
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016
No guarantees or signing bonus

— Roster now at 90 players, leaving zero openings —

May 30: UFA TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) visits with Patriots

 

June 2: 2nd round pick QB Jimmy Garoppolo signs contract
Four years, max value of $3,483,898; $1,103,744 guaranteed
Signing bonus: $853,744
2014: $420,000 base salary; $633,436 cap number
2015: $578,359 base ($250,000 fully guaranteed); $791,795 cap number
2016: $686,718 base; $50,000 workout bonus; $950,154 cap number
2017: $820,077 base; $75,000 workout bonus; $1,098,513 cap number

June 4: — WR Mark Harrison released

June 4: May 22: Signed free agent LB James Anderson; Panthers 2006-12, Bears 2013
One year contract
Max value of $920,000
$15,000 guaranteed
Base salary: $855,000
Signing bonus: $15,000
Roster bonus: $50,000 if on the week one 53-man roster
Cap number: $635,000 (minimum salary benefit)

June 5: UFA DT Kevin Williams (Vikings) visits for a tryout

June 9: — WR Derrick Johnson released

June 9: Signed free agent TE Kyle Auffray; undrafted from UNH; spent 2013 off-season and training camp with the Arizona Cardinals
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016
No guarantees or signing bonus

June 11: UFA OLB Quentin Groves (released by Browns earlier in week) visits for a tryout

June 11: — OL R.J. Mattes released

June 12: Signed undrafted free agent WR Jeremy Johnson, of SMU
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016
No guarantees or signing bonus

June 16: — TE Kyle Auffray released

June 17: Signed undrafted free agent DT Seali’i Epenesa, from UCLA
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016
No guarantees or signing bonus

June 19: — WR Reggie Dunn released

June 23: Signed undrafted rookie free agent OT Chris Martin of Central Florida; originally signed by Houston Texans
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016
No guarantees or signing bonus

June 23: 1st round pick DE Dominique Easley signs contract
Four years, max value of $7,303,550, with fifth-year team option
$5,887,611 guaranteed; $3,631,672 signing bonus
2014: $420,000 base salary (guaranteed); $ $1,327,918 cap number
2015: $751,980 base (guaranteed); $1,659,898 cap number
2016: $1,083,959 base (guaranteed); $1,991,877 cap number
2017: $1 million base; $415,939 roster bonus; $2,323,857 cap number

 

July 16: — DL Armond Armstead announces his retirement

July 17: — WR Jeremy Johnson released

July 17: — WR Reese Wiggins released

July 18: WR Derrick Johnson re-signed; UDFA from Maine was originally signed by Pats on May 18 and released June 9
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016
No guarantees or signing bonus

July 18: WR Tyler McDonald signed; UDFA from South Carolina State had been invited to Pats rookie camp in May
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016
No guarantees or signing bonus

July 20: TE Nate Byham signed; veteran FA was 6th round draft pick by SF in 2010, spent 2010-11 with 49ers and 2012-13 with Bucs
One year contract
Base salary: $645,000
Split salary: $373,000 (in the event of injury)
Salary-cap hit: $645,000

July 21: — DL Seali’i Epenesa released

July 21: DE Eathyn Manumaleuna signed; UDFA from BYU was originally signed by Giants May 10
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016
No guarantees or signing bonus

July 21: DL Dominique Easley, RB Roy Finch, LB Deontae Skinner and T Chris Martin placed on the Non-Football Injury (NFI) list

July 21: CB Alfonzo Dennard, WR Aaron Dobson, WR Jeremy Gallon, DT Tommy Kelly and ST/WR Matt Slater placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list

July 23: — WR Tyler McDonald released

July 23: WR Greg Orton re-signed; originally signed by Bengals as an UDFA in 2009, has been with Broncos and Pats practice squad, as well as Arena and United Football Leagues
$420,000 in 2014
$510,000 in 2015
$600,000 in 2016
No guarantees or signing bonus

July 24: RB Roy Finch activated off the NFI list

July 25: — TE Nate Byham released

July 26: DT Tommy Kelly removed from PUP list

July 27: — WR Greg Orton released

July 27: WR Brian Tyms signed

July 27: WR Cole Stanford signed

July 28: — LB Josh Hull released

July 28: RB Tyler Gaffney claimed off waivers from Carolina

July 29: CB Alfonzo Dennard removed from PUP list

July 31: ST/WR Matthew Slater removed from PUP list

 

Aug 2: — WR Cole Stanford released

Aug 3: LB James Morris re-signed

Aug 10: — TE Asa Watson released

Aug 10: — TE Justin Jones released

Aug 10: — RB Stephen Houston released

Aug 10: TE Ben Hartsock signed

Aug 10: TE Steve Maneri signed

Aug 10: TE Terrence Miller signed

Aug 11: WR Aaron Dobson removed from PUP list, practices for first time

Aug 11: DL Dominique Easley removed from NFI list, practices for first time

Two players still remain inactive that have yet to practice:
OL Chris Martin (NFI), WR Jeremy Gallon (PUP)

Aug 12: DT Ben Bass acquired in trade with Dallas Cowboys in exchange for CB Justin Green

Aug 12: DE Jerel Worthy acquired in trade with Green Bay Packers in exchange for a conditional future draft pick

Aug 13: — TE Terrence Miller waived/injured, opening roster spot for Worthy

Aug 14: — TE Ben Hartsock released

Aug 15: TE Terrence Miller placed on Injured Reserve after clearing waivers

Aug 17: — LS Tyler Ott released

Aug 17: TE Justin Jones re-signed

Aug 18: WR Jeremy Gallon passes physical, activated off PUP

Aug 18: DE Jerel Worthy passes physical, activated off NFI

Aug 21: — DT Marcus Forston released

Aug 21: — TE D.J. Williams released

Aug 24: — DT Tommy Kelly released

Aug 24: — DE Will Smith released

Aug 24: — OLB James Anderson released

Roster now at 84 players; needs to be at 75 on August 26

Aug 24: — TE Justin Jones waived

Aug 26: — LB Deontae Skinner waived

Aug 26: — WR Wilson Van Hooser waived

Aug 26: — WR Derrick Johnson waived

Aug 26: — CB Travis Hawkins waived

Aug 26: LG Logan Mankins traded to Tampa Bay in exchange for TE Tim Wright and a 2015 4th round draft pick

Aug 26: — CB Jemea Thomas waived

Aug 26: — DE Ben Bass waived

Aug 26: RB Tyler Gaffney placed on Injured Reserve

Aug 26: LB Cameron Gordon placed on Injured Reserve

Roster now at 75 players; needs to be at 53 on August 30

Aug 30: — OG Jon Halapio waived

Aug 30: — SS Shamiel Gary waived

Aug 30: — WR Josh Boyce waived

Aug 30: — DB Dax Swanson waived

Aug 30: — RB Jonas Gray waived

Aug 30: — DE Jake Bequette waived

Aug 30: — LB Steve Beauharnais waived/injured

Aug 30: — DT Jerel Worthy waived

Aug 30: — WR Jeremy Gallon waived

Aug 30: — DT L.T. Tuipulotu waived

Aug 30: — FB/LB Taylor McCuller waived

Aug 30: — C Braxston Cave waived

Aug 30: — DT Eathyn Manumaleuna waived

Aug 30: — RB Roy Finch waived

Aug 30: — SS Kanorris Davis waived

Aug 30: LB James Morris placed on IR

Aug 30: — LS Danny Aiken waived

Aug 30: — TE Steve Maneri waived

Aug 30: — OL Chris Martin waived

Aug 30: — LB Ja’Gared Davis waived

Roster now at 53 players

OFFENSE: 26

Quarterback (3): Tom Brady, Ryan Mallett, Jimmy Garoppolo
Offensive Line (10): Nate Solder, Marcus Cannon, Josh Kline, Dan Connolly, Ryan Wendell, Bryan Stork, Chris Barker, Sebastian Vollmer, Jordan Devey, Cameron Fleming
Tight End (3): Rob Gronkowski, Michael Hoomanawanui, Tim Wright
Running Back (5): Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, James White, Brandon Bolden, James Develin
Wide Receiver (5): Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Aaron Dobson, Brandon LaFell, Kenbrell Thompkins

DEFENSE: 24

Defensive Line (9): Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich, Vince Wilfork, Dominique Easley, Michael Buchanan, Joe Vellano, Sealver Siliga, Chris Jones, Zach Moore
Linebacker (5): Jerod Mayo, Jamie Collins, Dont’€™€™a Hightower, Darius Fleming, Chris White
Cornerback (5): Darrelle Revis, Alfonzo Dennard, Kyle Arrington, Logan Ryan, Malcolm Butler
Safety (5): Devin McCourty, Duron Harmon, Patrick Chung, Tavon Wilson, Nate Ebner

SPECIAL TEAMS: 3

Kicker: Stephen Gostkowski
Punter: Ryan Allen
ST Ace: Matthew Slater

RESERVE/SUSPENDED: 2

WR Brian Tyms and CB Brandon Browner begin the season on the reserve/suspended list, and do not count toward the final 53-man roster for the four weeks that they are suspended.

Aug 30: Patriots try out/work out twelve free agents:
WR Armon Binns (Bengals 2011-12, Dolphins 2013)
S Omar Brown (Ravens 2012-13)
CB Deveron Carr (Bucs 2013)
DT Jermelle Cudjo (Rams 2010-13)
DT Hebron Fangupo (Seahawks 2012, Steelers 2013)
DE Cam Henderson (UCF, Browns)
CB Aaron Hester (UCLA, Lions)
WR Rashad Lawrence (Northwestern, ‘Skins)
QB Jeff Mathews (Cornell, Falcons)
LB Kevin Reddick (Saints 2013)
RB Jerome Smith (Syracuse, Falcons)
QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson (Vikings 2012-13, 49ers 2013)

Aug 31: LB Ja’Gared Davis signed to Practice Squad

Aug 31: RB Jonas Gray signed to Practice Squad

Aug 31: — QB Ryan Mallett traded to Houston Texans in exchange for a conditional sixth or seventh-round draft pick in 2016

Aug 31: Claimed DT Kelcy Quarles off waivers from Giants; undrafted rookie from South Carolina

Aug 31: — LB/ST Chris White waived

Aug 31: Claimed DT Bruce Gaston off waivers from Cardinals; undrafted rookie from Purdue

Aug 31: QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson signed to Practice Squad

 

Sept 1: Patriots try out/work out LS Kevin McDermott (49ers)

Sept 1: DB Dax Swanson signed to Practice Squad

Sept 1: WR/KR Josh Boyce signed to Practice Squad

Sept 1: DE Jake Bequette signed to Practice Squad

Sept 1: LB Deontae Skinner signed to Practice Squad

Sept 1: OL Chris Martin signed to Practice Squad

Sept 1: S/ST Kanorris Davis signed to Practice Squad

Sept 1: LS Charley Hughlett signed to Practice Squad

Sept 1: — OG Chris Barker waived

Sept 1: Claimed SS Don Jones off waivers from Dolphins; 7th round draft pick by Miami in 2013 out of Arkansas State

Sept 2: Patriots try out/work out nine free agents:
FB Maurice Hagens (rookie, U of Miami; Falcons)
LB Derrell Johnson (rookie, East Carolina; Cardinals)
LB Josh Kaddu (3rd year, Oregon; Dolphins, Eagles)
TE Allen Reisner (4th year, Iowa; Vikings 2011-12, Jaguars 2012-12, Vikings 2014)
FB Evan Rodriguez (3rd year, Temple; Bears 2012, Bills 2013-14)
TE Weslye Saunders (4th year, South Carolina; Steelers 2011, Colts 2012-14)
LB Colton Underwood (rookie, Illinois State; Chargers)
LB Kion Wilson (4th year, South Florida; Chargers 2011, Panthers 2012, Steelers 2013, 49ers 2014)
DE Martez Wilson (4th year, Illinois; Saints 2011-13, Raiders 2013, Cowboys 2013-14)

Sept 3: Patriots name their 2014 captains:
Tom Brady
Dan Connolly
Vince Wilfork
Jerod Mayo
Devin McCourty
Matthew Slater

Sept 3: — QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson released from Practice Squad

Sept 3: — S Kanorris Davis released from Practice Squad

Sept 3: — DB Daxton Swanson released from Practice Squad

Sept 3: OG Chris Barker signed to Practice Squad

Sept 3: TE Allen Reisner signed to Practice Squad

Sept 3: RB Marcus Thigpen signed to Practice Squad

Sept 3: — DT Kelcy Quarles waived

Sept 3: — DT Bruce Gaston waived

Sept 3: — LS Charley Hughlett released from Practice Squad

Sept 4: LS Danny Aiken re-signed

Sept 4: LB Chris White re-signed

Sept 4: QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson re-signed to Practice Squad

Sept 6: — TE Allen Reisner released from Practice Squad

Sept 6: DT Kelcy Quarles signed to Practice Squad

Sept 7: first regular season game, at Miami Dolphins
Inactives:
DL Chris Jones (out ankle)
DE Michael Buchanan (out, ankle)
LB Darius Fleming
C Bryan Stork
G Josh Kline
WR Aaron Dobson (not listed, foot)
RB James White

Sept 8: Patriots try out/work out four free agents:
RB Daniel Thomas (Dolphins 2011-13)
QB Brock Jensen (rookie UDFA from North Dakota State; with Dolphins until 8/11)
TE Evan Wilson (rookie UDFA from Illinois; was with Cowboys and Dolphins)
TE Brian Wozniak (rookie UDFA from Wisconsin; was with Falcons this summer)

Sept 9: — QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson released from Practice Squad

Sept 9: DE Cameron Henderson signed to Practice Squad; rookie UDFA from UCF spent off-season with Browns

Sept 9: Current Practice Squad:
RB Jonas Gray
LB Ja’Gared Davis
LB Deontae Skinner
RB Marcus Thigpen
OL Chris Barker
OL Chris Martin
WR Josh Boyce
DL Kelcy Quarles
DE Jake Bequette
DE Cameron Henderson

Sept 9: Patriots try out/work out seven free agents:
LB Moise Fokou (Maryland; Eagles 2009-11, Colts 2012, Titans 2013)
DT Sione Fua (Stanford; Panthers 2011-13, Broncos 2013)
DE Brian Sanford (Temple; Browns 2011-13, Raiders 2013)
LB Yawin Smallwood (UConn; 7th round pick for Falcons)
LB Adrian Tracy (William & Mary; Giants 2012, Cardinals 2014)
DE George Uko (USC rookie UDFA; Saints)
LB Chris Young (Arizona State rookie UDFA; Texans)

Sept 13: — OLB Darius Fleming waived

Sept 13: ILB Deontae Skinner promoted from Practice Squad to 53-man roster

Sept 14: week two regular season game, at Minnesota Vikings
Inactives:
DE Michael Buchanan (out, ankle)
LB Jamie Collins (out, thigh)
C Ryan Wendell (out, knee)
CB Alfonzo Dennard (not listed, shoulder)
DE Zach Moore
WR Kenbrell Thompkins
RB James White

Sept 16: — DE Cameron Henderson released from Practice Squad

Sept 16: — RB Marcus Thigpen released from Practice Squad

Sept 16: OLB Darius Fleming re-signed to Practice Squad

Sept 16: OT Caylin Hauptmann signed to Practice Squad; 2013 UDFA from FIU was with Browns (2013 off season, practice squad) and Seahawks (2013)

Sept 16: DT Kona Schwenke signed to Practice Squad; 2014 UDFA from Notre Dame was with Chiefs in off season

Sept 16: — OLB Darius Fleming signed by Colts to their 53-man roster off Patriots’ practice squad

Sept 17: DB Daxton Swanson re-signed to Practice Squad

Sept 19: Patriots try out/work out four free agents:
WR Kevin Cone (Georgia Tech; 29 games w/Falcons 2011-13; Dolphins, Cardinals 2014)
DE Steven Means (Buffalo; 10 games w/Bucs 2013)
RB Rajion Neal (rookie UDFA from Tennessee; Packers)
LB D.J. Smith (Appalachian St; 22 games w/Packers 2011-12; Texans, Panthers)

Sept 21: week three regular season game, vs Oakland Raiders
Inactives:
CB Alfonzo Dennard (questionable, shoulder)
S/LB/ST Don Jones (questionable, hamstring)
C Ryan Wendell (questionable, knee)
WR Aaron Dobson (not listed, foot)
DE Zach Moore
OL Josh Kline
RB James White

Sept 24: Patriots try out/work five defensive backs and a tight end:
TE Konrad Reuland (Stanford, Jets; 3 starts, 26 games in 3 seasons
CB Justin Green (UDFA from Illinois was on Pats PS in ’13, and played in 2 regular season games; also on roster for two playoff games. Traded earlier in off season to Dallas)
CB Keon Lyn (rookie UDFA from Syracuse; Colts)
SS Kimario McFadden (rookie UDFA from South Carolina State; Falcons, Bucs)
S Bacarri Rambo (Georgia, 2013 6th round pick by Washington; 13 NFL games; waived 9/16/2014)
CB Trevin Wade (Arizona, 2012 7th round pick by Browns; 13 games w/Browns in 2012 and 2 w/Saints in 2013)

Sept 26: — OL Chris Martin released from Practice Squad

Sept 26: DT Ben Bass re-signed to Practice Squad

Sept 27: DT Sealver Siliga placed on Injured Reserve with Designation to return

Sept 27: DT Casey Walker signed off the Carolina Panthers practice squad

Sept 29: week four regular season game, at Kansas City Chiefs
Inactives:
WR Kenbrell Thompkins
WR Aaron Dobson
OL Josh Kline
OL Jordan Devey
DT Casey Walker
DE Zach Moore
CB Alfonzo Dennard (probable, shoulder)

 

Oct 3: Patriots try out/work out four free agents:
OLB Lawrence Sidbury (2009 4th round pick from Richmond; 48 NFL games with Falcons)
DE Gerald Rivers (2nd-year UDFA from Ole Miss; 2 NFL games with Rams, Jaguars and Dolphins)
QB Brad Sorensen (2013 7th round pick from S Utah; 0 NFL games with Chargers and Titans)
OLB Jamaal Westerman (2009 UDFA from Rutgers; six-year veteran with 62 NFL games with Jets, Colts, Cardinals, Steelers and Bills)

Oct 4: — WR Kenbrell Thompkins waived

Oct 4: LB Ja’Gared Davis promoted from Practice Squad to 53-man roster

Oct 5: week five regular season game, vs Cincinnati Bengals
Inactives:
DE Zach Moore
LB Dont’a Hightower (questionable, knee)
CB Malcolm Butler
SS Nate Ebner (out, finger)
OG Josh Kline
OL Cameron Fleming (out, finger)
RB James White

Oct 6: — WR Kenbrell Thompkins claimed by Raiders off waivers

Oct 6: DE Michael Buchanan placed on Injured Reserve

Oct 6: — DT Joe Vellano waived

Oct 6: CB Brandon Browner activated off suspended list

Oct 6: WR Brian Tyms activated off suspended list

Oct 7: DT Joe Vellano re-signed to Practice Squad

Oct 8: — OT Caylin Hauptmann released from Practice Squad

Oct 8: OT Chris Martin re-signed to Practice Squad

Oct 12: week six regular season game, at Buffalo Bills
Inactives:
43 – S Nate Ebner (Out – Finger – DNP)
66 – C Bryan Stork (Questionable – Head – DNP)
39 – CB Brandon Browner (Questionable – Ankle – DNP)
71 – OT Cam Fleming (Out – Finger – DNP)
74 – DL Dominique Easley (Questionable – Shoulder/Knee – DNP)
54 – LB Dont’a Hightower (Questionable – Knee – LP)
28 – RB James White (Healthy Scratch)

Oct 13: — OT Chris Martin released from Practice Squad

Oct 13: OT Caylin Hauptmann re-signed to Practice Squad

Oct 13: Patriots try out/work five linebackers:
LB Justin Anderson (rookie UDFA from Louisiana-LaFayette; was with Giants in off-season)
LB Kaelin Burnett (2012 UDFA from Nevada; 22 games in two seasons with Raiders)
LB Tim Dobbins (2006 5th round draft pick by San Diego; 110 NFL games in eight seasons)
LB/FB Mario Harvey (2011 UDFA from Marshall; 28 NFL games with Colts 2012-14)
LB Paul Hazel (2013 UDFA from W Michigan; 13 NFL games with Browns in 2013)
Trivia: on the same day the Browns released WR Davone Bess, they also waived Hazel and future Patriots WR Brian Tyms

Oct 16: LB Jerod Mayo placed on Injured Reserve

Oct 16: RB Stevan Ridley placed on Injured Reserve

Oct 16: OL Chris Barker promoted from Practice Squad to 53-man roster

Oct 16: RB Jonas Gray promoted from Practice Squad to 53-man roster

Oct 16: week seven regular season game, vs New York Jets
Inactives:
66 – C Bryan Stork (Questionable – Concussion – DNP)
43 – S Nate Ebner (Out – Finger – DNP)
63 – C/G Dan Connolly (Questionable – Concussion – DNP)
71 – OT Cam Fleming (Out – Finger – DNP)
28 – RB James White (Healthy Scratch)
17 – WR Aaron Dobson (Healthy Scratch)
21 – CB Malcolm Butler (Healthy Scratch)

Oct 22: — LB Ja’Gared Davis waived

Oct 22: OLB Akeem Ayers and a 7th round draft pick acquired in trade with Tennessee Titans for New England’s 2015 6th round draft pick

Oct 23: Patriots try out/work out two players:
RB David Fluellen (rookie UDFA from Toledo was originally signed by Philadelphia, and was traded to Indy for kicker Cody Parkey)
DE/OLB Scott Solomon (2012 7th round pick from Rice by Tennessee; 20 NFL games with Titans, Jets and Bucs)
Pats Trivia: Solomon was the player released by the Jets in 2013 to make room on the roster for former Patriot TE Zach Sudfeld

Oct 24: LB Ja’Gared Davis re-signed to Practice Squad

Oct 26: week eight regular season game, vs Chicago Bears
Inactives:
65 – OT Jordan Devey – (healthy scratch)
37 – CB Alfonzo Dennard – (healthy scratch)
71 – OT Cameron Fleming (Questionable – Finger – LP
17 – WR Aaron Dobson – (healthy scratch)
64 – OL Chris Barker – (healthy scratch)
95 – DE Chandler Jones (Out – Hip – DNP)
43 – S Nate Ebner (Questionable – Finger – LP)

Oct 28: — OT Chris Barker waived

Oct 28: LB Jonathan Casillas and a 6th round draft pick acquired in trade with Tampa Bay Buccaneers for New England’s 2015 5th round draft pick

Oct 29: — LB Deontae Skinner waived

Oct 29: DL Alan Branch signs one-year contract; 33rd overall pick of 2007 draft has 170 tackles over seven seasons with Cardinals, Seahawks and Bills

 

 

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