Although Brady will earn only $1 million in base salary next season and in 2017, the bonuses will increase his cap hit to $14 million in each of those seasons. His base salary for 2018 and 2019 would be $14 million, with cap hits of $22 million each, although Brady, 38, is likely to redo those deals, too, if he is still playing.
Brady, who says he wants to play well into his 40s, has reworked his contract several times during his career, in which New England has won four Super Bowls and he has two
The main reason to reduce Brady's salaries is to decrease how much he will cost New England against the salary cap. But Brady also could face a reinstatement of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs saga from the 2014 AFC title game. If that happens, he would lose less than $250,000 in salary.
With the extension, Brady now ranks 14th among quarterbacks in guaranteed money.
Two people familiar with the decisions told the Associated Press that the New York Jets agreed in principle to sign free-agent running backs Matt Forte and Khiry Robinson, and re-sign running back Bilal Powell.
The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the Jets had not announced the signings.
The team did announce that it re-signed backup tight end Zach Sudfeld.
After spending his first eight NFL seasons in Chicago, Forte comes to the Jets on a three-year deal and will probably replace the departed
The Atlanta Falcons reached terms with former Cincinnati receiver Mohamed Sanu on a five-year contract. Sanu will compete with Justin Hardy for the No. 2 receiver role behind All-Pro Julio Jones.
A day after making former Cleveland center
After long being an afterthought in free agency, the Oakland Raiders have become a prime destination.
The Raiders used their ample salary cap room and core of promising young players to attract three coveted free agents in the opening days of the new league year.
Oakland signed cornerback Sean Smith to a four-year, $40-million contract Thursday, adding him to a free-agent group that already included top offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele and linebacker
Marvin Jones signs with Detroit
Marvin Jones finalized a $40-million, five-year contract with the