Measuring some of the moves the Patriots made in the last day or so and their impact on the salary cap:
1.ESPN's Field Yates reported Tuesday that wide receiver Phillip Dorsett had his roster bonus -- which was due on the fifth day of training camp -- reduced from $450,000 to $150,000. Per Yates, he can now also can earn $100,000 in per-game roster bonuses, and $150,000 in reception incentives. I expect Dorsett's receptions incentives to be considered NLTBE (Not Likely to Be Earned), since he had only 12 receptions in 2017.
Before this restructure Dorsett's cap number was $1,544,373, which consisted of: