Daniel Ekuale

New England Patriots, Defensive Tackle
Age: 30-166d (Jan 13, 1994)
Exp: 6 Years
Country: US
College: Washington State
Drafted: Undrafted, CLE, 2018
2024 Cap Hit

$1,680,000

2024 Cash

$1,800,000

Career Earnings

$4,947,112

2023-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Daniel Ekuale signed a 2 year , $3,400,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including $600,000 signing bonus, $1,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,700,000. In 2024, Ekuale will earn a base salary of $1,240,000 and a workout bonus of $50,000, while carrying a cap hit of $1,680,000 and a dead cap value of $300,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $3,400,000
Average Salary:
$1,700,000
Signing Bonus:
$600,000
GTD at Sign:
$1,000,000
Total GTD:
$1,000,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2023 29 $1,850,000 0.82% $2,200,000 $2,200,000 $1,775,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2024, 1 YR, $2,200,000; $300,000 DEAD CAP
2024 30 $1,680,000 0.66% $1,800,000 $4,000,000 $300,000
2025 31
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2023 29 $1,125,000 $300,000 $375,000 $50,000 $1,850,000 0.82% $1,775,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2024, 1 YR, $2,200,000; $300,000 DEAD CAP
2024 30 $1,240,000 $300,000 $90,000 $50,000 $1,680,000 0.66% $300,000
2025 31
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2023 29 $1,125,000 $600,000 $50,000 $2,200,000 $2,200,000 $2,200,000 $2,000,000
2024 30 $1,240,000 - $50,000 $1,800,000 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,800,000
Contract Notes
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $30,000 ($510,000)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2022-2022

Daniel Ekuale signed a 1 year , $1,110,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including $75,000 signing bonus, $75,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,110,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,110,000
Average Salary:
$1,110,000
Signing Bonus:
$75,000
GTD at Sign:
$75,000
Total GTD:
$75,000
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2021-2021

Daniel Ekuale signed a 1 year , $850,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including an average annual salary of $850,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $850,000
Average Salary:
$850,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
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2020-2021

Daniel Ekuale signed a 1 year , $675,000 contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, including an average annual salary of $675,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $675,000
Average Salary:
$675,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2022 / RFA
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2019-2020

Daniel Ekuale signed a 2 year , $1,080,000 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including an average annual salary of $540,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $1,080,000
Average Salary:
$540,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2021 / ERFA
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2018-2020 Rookie

Daniel Ekuale signed a 3 year , $1,710,000 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including an average annual salary of $570,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $1,710,000
Average Salary:
$570,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2021 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$4,947,112

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

3 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2018 24
Retained
$98,800
$98,800
2019 25
Injured
$488,848
$587,648
2020 26
Active
Retained
$756,155
$25,200
$1,343,803
$1,369,003
2021 27
Retained
Active
$328,110
$47,222
$1,697,113
$1,744,335
2022 28
Active
$1,002,777
$2,747,112
2023 29
Injured
$2,200,000
$4,947,112
Total      
$4,947,112
$4,947,112
2024 30
Active
$1,800,000
Total
$6,747,112
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2018
24
$98,800
$98,800
$98,800
2019
25
$433,059
$55,789
$488,848
$587,648
2020
26
$595,588
$25,200
$160,567
$756,155
$25,200
$1,343,803
$1,369,003
2021
27
$328,110
$47,222
$328,110
$47,222
$1,697,113
$1,744,335
2022
28
$857,778
$75,000
$45,000
$25,000
$1,002,777
$2,747,112
2023
29
$1,125,000
$600,000
$50,000
$2,200,000
$4,947,112
Total
$3,510,757
$675,000
$45,000
$75,000
$216,356
$4,947,112
$4,947,112
2024
30
$1,240,000
$50,000
$1,800,000
Total
$4,750,757
$675,000
$45,000
$125,000
$216,356
$6,747,112

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
2 $531,859 - - - - $55,789 $587,648
1 $620,788 - - - - $160,567 $781,355
3 $2,358,110 $675,000 $45,000 - $75,000 - $3,578,109

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2019 CLE 9 - 17 Calf
2023 NE 4 - 18 Biceps
  • Mar 17, 2023 Signed a 2 year $3.4 million contract with New England (NE)
  • Jun 13, 2022 Suspended 2 games with New England (NE)
  • Jan 25, 2022 Signed a reserve/future contract with New England (NE)
  • Sep 05, 2021 Signed to the practice squad by New England (NE)
  • Sep 01, 2021 Waived by Jacksonville (JAC)
  • Sep 28, 2020 Signed to the active roster by Jacksonville (JAC)
  • Sep 08, 2020 Signed to the practice squad by Jacksonville (JAC)
  • Sep 05, 2020 Waived by Cleveland (CLE)
  • Jan 01, 2019 Signed a reserve/future contract with Cleveland (CLE)
  • Dec 05, 2018 Suspended 4 games for violating the league's PED policy, forfeiting $30,400 in 2018 salary with Cleveland (CLE)
  • Sep 03, 2018 Signed to the practice squad by Cleveland (CLE)
  • Sep 02, 2018 Waived by Cleveland (CLE)
  • May 04, 2018 Signed a contract with Cleveland (CLE)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 NE 3 50 26.00 3 2 1 1
2022 NE 15 364 36.00 2 14 10 4
2021 NE 7 99 23.20 2 5 4 1
2020 JAX 9 5 290 31.40 1 13 6 7
2019 CLE 4 69 7.70 4 3 1
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