Closer look at Bradley Fletcher's contract

A closer look at cornerback Bradley Fletcher's contract with the New England Patriots:

Term: 1 year

Cash value: $1.5 million

Maximum value: $2.5 million

Signing bonus: $300,000

2015 base salary: $800,000 ($250,000 guaranteed)

Roster bonus: $300,000 ($18,750 per game)

Workout bonus: $100,000

NLTBE incentives: $1 million (based on playing time)

Fletcher's total guarantee of $550,000 shows that he commanded a bit more than fellow cornerback Robert McClain ($300,000 guaranteed), which probably ties to him having a bit more starting experience. Given Fletcher's struggles in Philadelphia at the end of last season, he was in a position where he'd be looking at more of a prove-it type of deal. With the Patriots looking for cornerback help, it was a match. Fletcher has upside built into the deal if he emerges as a starter in the form of roster bonuses and playing-time incentives.