Darren Fells

Tight End

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $3,600,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 1.49%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $5,000,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 2.49%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.39
  • Total Contract Value: $12,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $4,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 5/39 at TE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $4,650,000
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 6' 7"
  • Weight: 281
  • College: UC Irvine
  • Accrued Seasons: 5
  • Entry: 2013 Undrafted Free Agent (Seahawks)
  • Year Signed: 2018
  • Contract Type: UFA
  • Free Agency: 2021 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Darren Fells signed a three year, $12 million contract with the Browns. $4.65 million is guaranteed at signing which includes a signing bonus worth $2.1 million. $1.5 million of Fells' 2019 salary is guaranteed for injury and will become fully guaranteed if on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2019 league year. There are annual $250,000 per game bonuses and $100,000 workout bonuses.

Current Contract

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2018 32 $1,150,000 $2,550,000 $700,000 $1,650,000 $100,000 $0 $3,600,000 2.0%
2019 33 $2,650,000 $700,000 $250,000 $100,000 $0 $3,700,000 1.9%
2020 34 $3,650,000 $700,000 $250,000 $100,000 $0 $4,700,000 2.4%
Total $7,450,000 $2,100,000 $2,150,000 $300,000 $0 $12,000,000
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Career Earnings: $7,530,000
Career APY: $1,506,000
Potential Earnings: $14,530,000
Total Guarantees: $4,750,000
Largest Cash Payment: $5,000,000 (2018)
Largest Cap Hit: $4,700,000 (2020)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Cardinals SFA 2014 2 $930,000 $465,000 $0 $930,000 100.0% $465,000
Cardinals ERFA Expired 2016 1 $600,000 $600,000 $0 $600,000 100.0% $600,000
Lions SFA Expired 2017 1 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $100,000 $1,000,000 100.0% $1,000,000
Browns UFA Active 2018 3 $12,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,650,000 $5,000,000 41.7% $5,000,000
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Cardinals 3 $1,530,000 $510,000 $1,530,000 0.0% $0 0.0%
Lions 1 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $975,000 0.0% $0 0.0%
Browns 1 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $3,600,000 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2014 Cardinals $420,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $420,000 0.3% $420,000
2015 Cardinals $510,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $510,000 0.4% $510,000
2016 Cardinals $600,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $600,000 0.4% $600,000
2017 Lions $700,000 $100,000 $200,000 $0 $0 $975,000 0.6% $1,000,000
2018 Browns $1,150,000 $2,550,000 $700,000 $1,650,000 $100,000 $0 $3,600,000 2.0% $5,000,000
2019 Browns $2,650,000 $700,000 $250,000 $100,000 $0 $3,700,000 1.9% $3,000,000
2020 Browns $3,650,000 $700,000 $250,000 $100,000 $0 $4,700,000 2.4% $4,000,000
Total $9,680,000 $2,200,000 $2,350,000 $300,000 $0 $14,505,000   $14,530,000

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Receiving Rushing Fumbles
Offense Special RecYardsAvgTD AttYardsAvgTD TotalLost
2014 10 21.3% 12.4%57114.20000.0000
2015 14 60.9% 19.9%2131114.83000.0000
2016 14 32.1% 4.6%1415411.01000.0000
2017 16 52.7% 33.2%1616510.33000.0000
2018 16 38.5% 40.0%1111710.63000.0000

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average