James Develin's two-year Patriots deal includes $300K signing bonus

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Fullback James Develin's two-year contract with the New England Patriots includes a $300,000 signing bonus and a maximum value of $2.85 million.

Here are some of the finer details:

Signing bonus: $300,000


Base salary: $800,000 ($200,000 guaranteed)

Workout bonus: $25,000

Roster bonus: $200,000 ($12,500 per game)

NLTBE incentives: $200,000


Base salary: $800,000

Workout bonus: $25,000

Roster bonus-1: $200,000 ($12,500 per game)

Roster bonus-2: $100,000 (if on roster on third day of '18 league year)

NTLBE incentives: $200,000

Develin earned a base salary of $675,000 in 2016, so he gets a bump this year with the chance to nearly double that if he is active for every game (he was in 2016). This is a win-win situation as Develin wanted to return to the Patriots. Meanwhile, from the team's perspective, this is a straightforward deal that comes in slightly more than $1 million on the salary cap each year, which is a small slice of the overall pie for a player who projects to be active each week.