Darren Fells

Tight End

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $1,500,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 0.71%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $1,500,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 0.92%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.00
  • Total Contract Value: $1,500,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $1,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 45/159 at TE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $100,000
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 6' 7"
  • Weight: 281
  • College: UC Irvine
  • Accrued Seasons: 5
  • Entry: 2013 Undrafted Free Agent (Seahawks)
  • Year Signed: 2019
  • Contract Type: UFA
  • Free Agency: 2020 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Darren Fells signed a one year contract with the Houston Texans on March 17, 2019.  The contract is worth $1.5 million with $100,000 guaranteed.  Fells can earn up to $500,000 ($31,250 per game active) in roster bonus pay.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201933$900,000$100,000$500,000$1,500,0000.8%
Total$900,000$100,000$500,000$1,500,000
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Career Earnings: $7,630,000
Career APY: $1,526,000
Potential Earnings: $9,030,000
Total Guarantees: $4,850,000
Largest Cash Payment: $5,000,000 (2018)
Largest Cap Hit: $3,600,000 (2018)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
CardinalsERFAExpired20161$600,000$600,000$0$600,000100.0%$600,000
LionsSFAExpired20171$1,000,000$1,000,000$100,000$1,000,000100.0%$1,000,000
BrownsUFATerminated20183$12,000,000$4,000,000$4,650,000$5,000,00041.7%$5,000,000
TexansUFAActive20191$1,500,000$1,500,000$100,000$100,0006.7%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Cardinals3$1,530,000$510,000$1,530,0000.0%$00.0%
Lions1$1,000,000$1,000,000$975,0000.0%$00.0%
Browns1$5,000,000$5,000,000$3,600,0000.0%$1,400,0000.0%
Texans0$100,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2014Cardinals$420,000$0$0$0$0$0$420,0000.3%$420,000
2015Cardinals$510,000$0$0$0$0$0$510,0000.4%$510,000
2016Cardinals$600,000$0$0$0$0$0$600,0000.4%$600,000
2017Lions$700,000$100,000$0$200,000$0$0$975,0000.6%$1,000,000
2018Browns$1,150,000$700,000$1,400,000$250,000$100,000$2,550,000$3,600,0002.0%$5,000,000
2019Texans$900,000$100,000$0$500,000$0$0$1,500,0000.8%$1,500,000
Total$4,280,000$900,000$1,400,000$950,000$100,000$2,550,000$7,605,000$9,030,000
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Browns2019$1,400,000$0
Total$1,400,000$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnapsRushingTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2014100.0%12.4%000.001000000000000
2015140.0%19.9%000.000000000000000
2016140.0%4.6%000.000000000000000
2017160.0%33.2%000.001000000000000
2018160.0%40.0%000.000100000000000

Financial Reports

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