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Darren Fells

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Texans, TE Age: 34-269d Exp: 7 Years
Undrafted: 2013, Seahawks College: California-Irvine Agent(s): BTI Sports Advisors

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  • Current Contract

    Darren Fells signed a 2 year, $6,300,000 contract with the Houston Texans, including a $1,000,000 signing bonus, $2,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,150,000. In 2021, Fells will earn a base salary of $1,500,000 and a roster bonus of $800,000, while carrying a cap hit of $2,800,000 and a dead cap value of $500,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $6,300,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $3,150,000
    Total Guarantees $2,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $2,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 34 $2,750,000 $500,000 $250,000 $3,500,000 $3,750,000 $4,000,000($4,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $3,750,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-250,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $2,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $3,250,000 2021 Dead Cap: $500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $500,000 2021 Dead Cap: $500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $3,000,000
    2021 Contract details by year 35 $1,500,000 $500,000 $800,000 $2,800,000 $500,000 $2,300,000($6,300,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $2,300,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $500,000 2021 Cap Savings: $2,300,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $500,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $2,300,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $500,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $2,300,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 36 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $2M guaranteed (signing bonus + $1M of 2020 salary)
    • 2020 Per Game Active Bonus: $15,625 ($250,000)
    • 2021 Per Game Active Bonus: $50,000
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,500,000
    Signing Bonus $100,000
    Average Salary $1,500,000
    Total Guarantees $100,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $100,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2018-2020

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $12,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,100,000
    Average Salary $4,000,000
    Total Guarantees $6,150,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $4,650,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2017-2017

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,000,000
    Signing Bonus $100,000
    Average Salary $1,000,000
    Total Guarantees $100,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $100,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $600,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $600,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA

    2014-2015

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $930,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $465,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2016 / RFA

    2013-2015

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $1,485,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $495,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2016 / RFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 - - - - - - $420,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $510,000 - - - - - $225,993 $735,993
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $600,000 - - - - - - $600,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $700,000 $100,000 $200,000 - - - - $1,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,150,000 $2,100,000 $1,650,000 $100,000 - - - $5,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $900,000 $100,000 $500,000 - - - - $1,500,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,750,000 $1,000,000 $250,000 - - - - $4,000,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 - $800,000 - - - - $2,300,000
    8 seasons $8,530,000 $3,300,000 $3,400,000 $100,000 - - $225,993 $15,555,993
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,530,000 - - - - - - $1,755,993
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $700,000 $100,000 $200,000 - - - - $1,000,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,150,000 $2,100,000 $1,650,000 $100,000 - - - $5,000,000
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,150,000 $1,100,000 $1,550,000 - - - - $7,800,000
  • Transactions

    Mar 10 2020Signed a 2 year $6.3 million contract extension with Houston (HOU)
    Mar 18 2019Signed a 1 year $1.5 million contract with Houston (HOU)
    Mar 10 2019Released by Cleveland (CLE), clearing $2.3M of cap
    Mar 14 2018Signed a 3 year $12 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Mar 11 2017Signed a 1 year $1 million contract with Detroit (DET)
    Feb 1 2016Signed a reserve/future contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Jan 1 2014Signed a reserve/future contract with Arizona (ARI)
    May 8 2013Waived by Seattle (SEA)
    Mar 5 2013Signed a 3 year $1.485 million contract with Seattle (SEA)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Darren Fells ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2020 HOU 16 16 14 538 59.1 28 21 312 14.9 4 0 55.2
    2019 HOU 16 16 14 759 69.3 48 34 341 10 7 0 76.1
    2018 CLE 16 16 11 419 38.4 12 11 117 10.6 3 0 29.7
    2017 DET 16 16 13 550 52.7 26 17 177 10.4 3 0 35.7
    2016 ARI 14 14 7 370 32.1 18 14 154 11 1 0 21.4
    2015 ARI 14 14 12 673 61.0 28 21 311 14.8 3 0 49.1
    2014 ARI 10 10 5 225 21.2 12 5 71 14.2 0 0 7.1
    Totals 102 102 76 3,534 - 172 123 1,483 12.1 21 0 274.30