Brandon Gibson, Kevin Dorsey contract details with Patriots

Passing along a few contract notes for New England Patriots wide receivers Brandon Gibson and Kevin Dorsey, who were signed this week:

Gibson signed a one-year deal worth $825,000, and it included a $40,000 signing bonus. There is an additional $40,000 bonus as part of the deal. Gibson's salary-cap charge, as part of the minimum-salary benefit, is $665,000.

As for Dorsey, it's a one-year deal worth $510,000. With Dorsey having missed time in each of his first two NFL seasons with injuries, it's not a surprise that the contract includes a split salary of $333,000 in the event of injury. There is no signing bonus.

These are modest deals, as expected.

Both players are in a position where they will have to compete for roster spots, with Gibson the more proven player on offense (233 career receptions). Dorsey will likely have to break through on special teams to earn his place.

One thing we'll be watching for with Gibson, in particular, is how the Patriots' scheme -- and specifically Tom Brady throwing him the football -- potentially increases his production. The quarterbacks he has played with during his career include Sam Bradford, A.J. Feeley, Kellen Clemens, Marc Bulger, Kyle Boller, Keith Null and Ryan Tannehill.