Darren Fells

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Buccaneers, TE Age: 35-287d Exp: 7 Years
Undrafted: 2013, Seahawks College: California-Irvine Agent(s): Ron Slavin (SportStars)

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  • Current Contract

    Darren Fells signed a 1 year, $1,075,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including an average annual salary of $1,075,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,075,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,075,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 0 /
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 35 $59,722 $59,722 - $59,722($59,722)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $59,722 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $59,722 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $59,722 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $59,722
    Free Agent Year 36  
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2021 Player contract details by year $98,000 - - $98,000 $98,000($98,000)
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2021 Player contract details by year $1,075,000 - - $850,000 $1,075,000($1,075,000)
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2021 Player contract details by year - $500,000 - $500,000 -($0)
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2021 Player contract details by year $325,000 $137,500 - $462,500 $462,500($462,500)
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2021 Player contract details by year $59,722 - - $59,722 $59,722($59,722)

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2021

    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

    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 Awards 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 - - - $110,916 $4,110,916
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,075,000 - - - - - - $1,075,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $325,000 $137,500 - - - - - $462,500
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $98,000 - - - - - - $98,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $59,722 - - - - - - $59,722
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $59,722 - - - - - - $59,722
    8 seasons $8,647,444 $3,437,500 $2,600,000 $100,000 - - $336,909 $15,121,853
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,530,000 - - - - - $225,993 $1,755,993
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,100,000 $237,500 $200,000 - - - - $2,537,500
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,150,000 $2,100,000 $1,650,000 $100,000 - - - $5,000,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,650,000 $1,100,000 $750,000 - - - $110,916 $5,610,916
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $217,444 - - - - - - $217,444
  • Transactions

    Nov 10 2021Signed to the practice squad by Tampa Bay (TB)
    Nov 8 2021Released by Detroit (DET)
    Sep 2 2021Signed a contract with Detroit (DET)
    Sep 1 2021Released by Detroit (DET)
    May 5 2021Signed a 1 year $1.2 million contract with Detroit (DET)
    Mar 18 2021Released by Houston (HOU), clearing $2.3M of cap
    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)
  • 2022 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
    2021 TB 9 9 5 164 13.9 5 4 43 10.8 0 0 4.3
    2020 HOU 16 16 14 538 54.9 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 111 111 81 3,698 - 177 127 1,526 12.0 21 0 278.60