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: 2.48%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.39
  • Total Contract Value: $12,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $4,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 6/77 at TE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $4,650,000
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 6' 7"
  • Weight: 281
  • College: UC Irvine
  • Accrued Seasons: 4
  • 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

YearAgeBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
201832$1,150,000 $2,550,000$700,000$1,650,000$100,000$0$3,600,0002.0%
201933$2,650,000$700,000$250,000$100,000$0$3,700,0001.9%
202034$3,650,000$700,000$250,000$100,000$0$4,700,0002.4%
Total$7,450,000$2,100,000$2,150,000$300,000$0$12,000,000
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Career Earnings: $4,630,000
Career APY: $1,157,500
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

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
CardinalsSFA20142$930,000$465,000$930,000100.0%$465,000
CardinalsERFAExpired20161$600,000$600,000$600,000100.0%$600,000
LionsSFAExpired20171$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000100.0%$1,000,000
BrownsUFAActive20183$12,000,000$4,000,000$2,100,00017.5%$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%
Browns0$2,100,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %Cash Due
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2014Cardinals$420,000$0$0$0$0$420,0000.3%$420,000
2015Cardinals$510,000$0$0$0$0$510,0000.4%$510,000
2016Cardinals$600,000$0$0$0$0$600,0000.4%$600,000
2017Lions$700,000$100,000$200,000$0$0$975,0000.6%$1,000,000
2018Browns$1,150,000 $2,550,000$700,000$1,650,000$100,000$0$3,600,0002.0%$5,000,000
2019Browns$2,650,000$700,000$250,000$100,000$0$3,700,0001.9%$3,000,000
2020Browns$3,650,000$700,000$250,000$100,000$0$4,700,0002.4%$4,000,000
Total$9,680,000$2,200,000$2,350,000$300,000$0$14,505,000 $14,530,000

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnapsReceivingRushingFumbles
OffenseSpecialRecYardsAvgTDAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
20141021.3%12.4%57114.20000.0000
20151460.9%19.9%2131114.83000.0000
20161432.1%4.6%1415411.01000.0000
20171652.7%33.2%1616510.33000.0000
20181038.4%50.8%69015.01000.0000

Financial Reports

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