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Patscap’s Breakdown: The cap impact of Antonio Brown, Demaryius Thomas

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As soon as I heard Antonio Brown signed with the Patriots, I immediately thought of the time when Darrelle Revis signed with the Patriots in 2014. Revis' deal was originally reported as a one-year deal. Days later we learned it was actually a two-year deal that contained an option for the 2015 season.

Why did I think of the Revis signing? Over the years I have learned that the initial reports of a deal are often fluffed up. Plus, none of the players eligible for the termination pay benefit were released on Saturday decreasing any cap savings that would come from releasing the player. For example,