Term: One year
Signing bonus: $20,000
Base salary: $745,000
Split salary: $413,000 (in the event of injury)
Roster bonus: $60,000 ($6,000 per game if active, up to a total of 10 games)
Salary-cap charge: $665,000
Fletcher's total guarantee is the $20,000 signing bonus, but he can earn up to $825,000 if he makes the roster and is active for up to 10 games. Because the deal qualifies for the minimum salary benefit, Fletcher's cap charge is only $665,000. This deal is reflective of a solid special-teams player. It looks like a win-win from this perspective: The Patriots add important linebacker depth and a proven player in the kicking game, while Fletcher gets some financial upside and an opportunity to return to a franchise he's expressed an affinity for in the past.