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Breaking down LaFell's contract

3/18/2014

The following is the contract breakdown for receiver Brandon LaFell with the New England Patriots:

Term: 3 years

Signing bonus: $3 million

Total value: $9 million

2014

Base: $800,000

Roster bonus: $200,000 (12,500 per game on the 46-man roster)

Cap: $2 million

2015

Base: $1.8 million

Roster bonus: $400,000 (25,000 per game on the 46-man roster)

Cap: $3.2 million

2016

Base: $2.4 million

Roster bonus: $400,000 (25,000 per game on the 46-man roster)

Cap: $3.8 million

QUICK-HIT THOUGHTS: The sole guarantee in the deal is the $3 million signing bonus. This is a straight-forward deal that LaFell should be able to earn in full if he performs.