Originally posted by ElephantHaley:
This teams biggest need is a MONSTER defensive end like a JJ Watt type player. Don't count on this "Tank'" person we keep hearing about. Our deline never gets breathers. I've been b***hing about this since last December when I 1st joined this forum. I just don't get it?? Why didn't Baalke sign a couple more bodies to go with the Dorsey signing?? And WTF did he draft this "Tank" person I keep hearing about draft him so dang high at #40 overall if he wasn't gonna contribute this season???? This team is built to win now.
This Tank guy was considered a top 20 talent. And was really a steal at 40. I dont know why we didn't sign anyone, but fact is we dont have the cap space to sign a big name, or impact veteran.
No one on this roster has a big base salary that would restructure. Vernon Davis, Carlos Rogers do, but aren't allowed to until November due to NFL and CBA rules.
Only really, Boldin, Brooks, and Gore could. Don't see them asking those 3 to take a cut in salary or restructure just yet.
Boldin is the most logical, but he already has made over $1.058M in base salary checks. So he has a little under 5M left in salary that can be restructured. We saw guys do it in offseason, Justin did it, Willis did it. Ray Mac did it last november. Guys at the minimum cant go lower. Only hopes of getting cap room is by having guys miss games, like Vernon(has $400K roster bonus tied to per gameday active 46 man roster), same for Willis($750K roster bonus, will lose a game check if he isnt active). A ton of guys have that in their deals. Crabtree does. He has $245K in that type, started sunday, gained $17,500, per game that he misses.
I know some wanted Rogers to take a pay cut, and the reports were the team did too, but before Culliver went down, now they have no leverage. His base is 100% guaranteed, and can't be cut to gain room.