Originally posted by glorydayz:
I thought we were pretty healthy in regards to the cap?
Maybe we re-up some guys and back load contracts since I heard we front loaded a lot of contracts like PWillis', is this true?
No, as as of now in 2013 we will have about $3 million in cap room. There is only so much backloading you can do with a contract, espicially since players are usually not too fond of backloaded contracts.
That is very very little. Additionally we have a truck load of guys becoming FAs. Almost all of our FA's will be gone, and we will most likely have to cut players.
The major hits are:
Alex Smith - $9.75 million
Justin Smith - $8.5 million
Vernon Davis - $8.44 million
Carlos Rogers - $7.1 million
Ahmad Brooks - $6.65 million
Frank Gore - $6.45 million
Crabtree - $5.86 million
Goodwin - $5.01 million
Manningham - $4.95 million
Whitner - $4.83 million
IMO, we will most likely be cutting Goodwin. Thats a big salary and he is in his last year of contract. Other potential cuts: Manningham, Whitner, Akers (scheduled to make $3.36 next year).
An example of rookies salary hits:
AJ Jenkins $1.26 million
LaMichael James: 600k
So you probably about $3million for just signing our incoming rookie class. We only have that much money if every FA walks. I think a plausible scenario is we cut Goodwin, use that money to re-sign our top priority FA, let the rest walk, and sign rookies to fill up the roster.