Brandon LaFell's Contract Only $9 Million

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Terms of newly signed wide receiver Brandon LaFell have surfaced and it's cheaper than we had expected.

ESPN's Mike Reiss has posted on newly signed wide receiver Brandon LaFell's new contract. While initial reports were for 3 year, $11 million, it turns out that the contract is only for $9 million.

LaFell has received a $3 million signing bonus, which almost assuredly locks him into a roster spot for this upcoming season. The structure of his deal implies that LaFell is expected to have a growing role in the offense.

Year 1 (2014): $800k base, $12.5k per active game (up to $200k), cap hit is $2 million with his pro-rated signing bonus.

Year 2 (2015): $1.8 million base, $25k per active game (up to $400k), cap hit is $3.2 million.

Year 3 (2016): $2.4 million base, $25k per active game (up to $400k), cap hit is $3.8 million

That final season represents a huge potential hit on the cap, so either LaFell earns his keep or he's an easy option to be cut from the roster.

Just like the Brandon Browner contract details, LaFell's contract is better than previously expected. While $3 million in guaranteed is a lot, it's clear that the Patriots believe he has a future with the team.

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