Originally posted by VPofCarnage:
Keep in mind, the "other signings" don't include Asomugha. He doesn't count against the team in terms of compensatory picks because he was cut. Dorsey & Dahl do because they played out their contracts.
I think teams go largely based on total money given to free agents. So Goldson, Jean Francois, Ginn, Sopoaga & Walker should help a lot. Dorsey got 2 years & 6 million; Dahl signed for three-year, $5.25 million. The average annual salary for Jean-Francois alone compensates for both Dorsey & Dahl's combined average salaries. I don't know exactly what the first year of each contract pays though.
Yeah our guys signed much higher contracts than we paid out. All that plays in though... net loss or gain, how they play, contracts, how many games they play I think. The official formula was never released by the NFL. Yeah anyone you cut doesn't count as loss and anyone signed that was cut by previous team doesn't count as gain. I don't think guys on 1 year vet min or maybe under like 750-900k or whatever are included either. I was just saying I expect at least a 3rd for Goldson. Wouldn't be surprised if we get one more with Sopoaoga, RJF and Walker getting big pay days too but not counting on it. By the way the teams don't decide compensation, the NFL hands out the picks based on their formula which isn't public knowledge. None of the picks are taken from other teams, they are extras handed out at the end of each round. Still no matter how many we end up with next year's draft should be awesome. Even if we get a 3 for Goldson and say KC goes 8-8 thats 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7. If they go 7-9 or worse and we get 3 for Goldson 1, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7. So either 2 2's and 3 3's or 1 2 and 4 3's. Should be able to further stock up and build for future and be prepared for losses in FA. Could also move up in rounds 1 or 2 as well. Should be exciting.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Jun 24, 2013 at 9:47 PM ]