Patriots Earn Extra Cap Space From Antonio Brown, Aaron Hernandez Grievances

Devon Clements

The New England Patriots have added some extra breathing room to their salary cap. 

New England has earned money from settlements in the Antonio Brown grievance ($4 million) and the Aaron Hernandez grievance ($2.55 million), according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss. 

With the additional cap space, the team now has $7.79 million in available cap space. 

Brown’s grievance was over the $10 million signing bonus that the Patriots did not pay him once he was released last September after spending 11 days with the team. 

Hernandez’s grievance filed by the NFLPA was an attempt by the NFLPA to salvage some of the guaranteed money the former tight end was supposed to receive after signing a five-year contract extension with the team in 2012. 

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I think Thuney is gone after this year. Love the idea of keeping him on the books for an year but he smells money out there. I’d like to see a Njoku trade but also like to see them lock up JC Jackson to a long term deal. He can play and will get serious money tossed his way of he makes it to

Sam Connon
Sam Connon

David Njoku's cap hit in Cleveland is just over $3 million in 2020 and a little over $6 million in 2021 – I wonder if he's a candidate to fill that newly opened cap space.

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