May 12, 2015

THE BIG QUESTION IS WHETHER HE CAN WIN HIS JOB BACK:

Patriots will pay $1 million, but save money from Brady suspension (JIMMY GOLEN, 5/12/15, AP)

$880,000

That's how much the Patriots will save -- that's right, save -- as a result of the punishment handed down by the NFL on Monday. Sure, owner Robert Kraft will have to pay a $1 million fine. But the team would also save four of Brady's game checks, which are $470,588.23 for each week of the 17-week season -- about $1.88 million.

Even better: The Patriots get a salary cap credit for the money they don't have to pay Brady, according to the players' union. Some of that will have to go to the player who replaces the three-time Super Bowl MVP on the roster. But the team could spend the rest of it elsewhere, perhaps on a cornerback to bolster its secondary for the entire season.



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