Per ESPN’s Field Yates, the Patriots recently extended the contract of guard Josh Kline for two years at a max value of $5.1 million and base value of $3.5 million. While that isn’t exactly major news I thought it brings up a very interesting concept of buying out free agent years which some teams employ as a method of both cap management and contract mangement. The Patriots probably do this more than anyone in the NFL so I thought it might be worth exploring for those who really get into the nuts and bolts of the way some teams do business. Continue reading Buying Out Free Agency: Patriots Extend Josh Kline »
Jason is the founder of OTC and has been studying NFL contracts and the salary cap for over 15 years. Jason has co-authored two books about the NFL, Crunching Numbers and the Drafting Stage, which are widely circulated in the industry and hosts the OTC Podcast. Jason’s work has been featured in various publications including the Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, NFL Network and more. OTC is widely considered the leading authority on contract matters in the NFL.