Originally posted by Gore_21:
I think we deserve a 3rd for Goldson and a 4th for Walker in a perfect world but obviously won't happen. Our guys got some big priced contracts and we lost a lot more than we gained although our FA's preformed a lot better than most thought they would.
And speculating on next year right now looks like Bethea will cancel out Whitner and Cook will cancel out Manningham. Leaves Dixon and Brown and I'd say we get 1-2 7s.
The way it works is that players cancel out identical or less contracts first.
So as long as we don't sign as many or more than we let go of, we'll get a comp pick for Whitner.
So far we've lost
Whitner 4.2M this year (7M avg)
Dixon 1M this year (1.1M avg)
Bethea 3M this year (5.2M avg)
Not sure if the salary works be contract average or by 1st year. I'll use average.
Bethea cancels out Brown.
Cook Cancels out Manningham (since we didnt lose anyone that makes less).
There's also a chance that Cook and/or Manningham don't qualify. I'm not sure if those are above the threshold.
As of right now, we get comp picks for Whitner and Dixon.
Dixon is a 7th. Whitner a 4th.
We sign anyone else for less than Whitner, and they would cancel out Dixon. We sign 2 more guys, and the first cancels out Dixon, the 2nd cancels out Whitner (regardless of him having a lower contract or not).
We need Goodwin or McCoy to sign with some other team for decent contracts (more than $1M) so we can squeeze another 7th rd comp pick. haha
Now if the salary that is computed is only 1st year salary (and not average). Then we'd get comp picks from losing Brown and Whitner and Bethea would cancel out Dixon. Brown is a 6th rd pick.
So we're likely looking at a 4th and a 7th. Maybe a 4th and a 6th. Lets not sign any other qualified FA and screw this up.
How well (or how much) a player plays also affects the pick, but no idea how much.