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Is Seattle going to have cap casualties?

Just curious if anyone knows if Seattle is going to lose players due to cap constraints going into next year? This would benefit the Niners on the field drastically.
This year Golden Tate, Mike Bennett and possibly Baldwin will get better deals from other teams. If Earl Thomas and Dick Sherman have any sense they will hold out for better deals, which will result in some cap casualties for sure. Also their kicker Hauscka (SPELLING) was only making 600k, and was one of the best kickers in the league, I'm sure he will ask for at least 3mill seeing as how the Seahawks would not be in the super bowl without him. He was the reason they went for that 4th and mile because he told Pete that he would not make a 53 at that side of the field. Turned out to be the right call.
Yes, yes they will.
Yes, Tavaris Jackson will end up being their starting qb in a couple years
they have a smart FO i think. Probably will lose a few good players but won't get mauled.
Seattle will have cap casualties just like we will this year.
Apparently Seattle GM Schneider is going to get a very lucrative offer from Green Bay.

Schneider would scout the players and create a "menu" for Carrol and Carrol would make the final choice.

This could be huge if he leaves
http://www.ninersnation.com/2014/1/27/5348676/seahawks-salary-cap-super-bowl-participant-has-2014-questions-at-wide
According to overthecap.com, they do not look like they have any big problems right now. For one thing, they will have roughly $8MILLION in dead money coming off the books next season.

Of their starters or those with frequent minutes, the most significant are:

Golden Tate - if he asks for too much they can let him walk. They have Sidney Rice coming back from injury and there is great depth in the draft upcoming.

Doug Baldwin - Worth more than Tate but not a lot more. (Wouldn't he be nice in a 49er uniform. He has hurt us in three games. Too bad Harbaugh didn't like.)

Steven Hauschka - one of the better kickers but a cap friendly deal should be possible.

Michael Bennett - part of the NASCAR DL rotation. They will do their best to re-sign him. He did a great job bringing edge pressure.

Tony McDaniel - another NASCAR member but not irreplaceable.

Clinton McDonald - see just above

Breno Giacomini - ordinary OT

Paul McQuiston - another ordinary OT

Michael Robinson - nice ST and FB that should not hurt the cap too much.

I am not looking for salary cap problems to bring them down.
Originally posted by dj43:
According to overthecap.com, they do not look like they have any big problems right now. For one thing, they will have roughly $8MILLION in dead money coming off the books next season.

Of their starters or those with frequent minutes, the most significant are:

Golden Tate - if he asks for too much they can let him walk. They have Sidney Rice coming back from injury and there is great depth in the draft upcoming.

Doug Baldwin - Worth more than Tate but not a lot more. (Wouldn't he be nice in a 49er uniform. He has hurt us in three games. Too bad Harbaugh didn't like.)

Steven Hauschka - one of the better kickers but a cap friendly deal should be possible.

Michael Bennett - part of the NASCAR DL rotation. They will do their best to re-sign him. He did a great job bringing edge pressure.

Tony McDaniel - another NASCAR member but not irreplaceable.

Clinton McDonald - see just above

Breno Giacomini - ordinary OT

Paul McQuiston - another ordinary OT

Michael Robinson - nice ST and FB that should not hurt the cap too much.

I am not looking for salary cap problems to bring them down.

only player i would take from them is baldwin
I think they are looking at some moderate losses this year and some serious cap hurt the following years.
Originally posted by FunkNinerFlex:
Seattle will have cap casualties just like we will this year.

There are always some cap casualties but the 49ers are going to have more casualties than Seattle. 49ers start with a somewhat smaller cap load than Seattle but Seahawks dump a lot more dead money going forward which will make it easier for them to sign their important FAs.

49ers FAs (these have been listed elsewhere but I'll do it here for comparison)

Boldin and Dawson should be priority re-signs.

Tarell Brown and Donte Whitner have big cap that will likely not fit under the cap. They will have to either re-negotiate or let go.

Jon Goodwin - may retire which would help. He won't fit under the cap unless he takes a big cut. Don't plan on it.

Anthony Dixon - Will be allowed to check the market.

Demarcus Dobbs - likely casualty

Manningham - likely injury settlement and release. 49ers need WRs badly but he isn't big and tough enough to compete against the Boom Boys.

Osgood - nice special teamer that may be too important there to release despite the fact he adds little to a weak WR group.

Colt McCoy - who knows. We need a better backup but McCoy may be the best we can afford.

The big challenge will be 2015. The upcoming draft will be crucial to how long this team can stay at the top. With the total wipe out of the 2012 draft, and 2013 still mostly unproven, the 49er depth will be challenged to replace Iupati (the most likely to be a cap casualty) and still maintain a decent OL. And this still doesn't deal with Aldon Smith and Colin Kaepernick.

The big key to the future, for many reasons, is Kaepernick. In terms of market value, a starting QB on a playoff team is worth $16-18MILLION/yr. Kaepernick clearly is not worth that at this point but the team needs him to improve to the level he would be worth that. OTOH, his agent has been reading all the press clippings and will demand something in the range of Matthew Stafford money ($18MILLION) if not more. How much KC gives Alex Smith in an extension will also play. Smith is easily worth Stafford money on the market although he may take less in order to resign some key players. However, if he does, it will be recognized for what it is and should not provide the 49ers with much leverage to hold Kaepernick's new deal low. It is a Catch-22. If he plays like some people feel he is capable, he will get a number that will send a number of 49ers into the market. If he doesn't play so well, he will get a lower number which will allow the team to keep a couple of players that would otherwise be cut.

Marathe has his work cut out for him.
Originally posted by PRIMETIME21:
Originally posted by dj43:
According to overthecap.com, they do not look like they have any big problems right now. For one thing, they will have roughly $8MILLION in dead money coming off the books next season.

Of their starters or those with frequent minutes, the most significant are:

Golden Tate - if he asks for too much they can let him walk. They have Sidney Rice coming back from injury and there is great depth in the draft upcoming.

Doug Baldwin - Worth more than Tate but not a lot more. (Wouldn't he be nice in a 49er uniform. He has hurt us in three games. Too bad Harbaugh didn't like.)

Steven Hauschka - one of the better kickers but a cap friendly deal should be possible.

Michael Bennett - part of the NASCAR DL rotation. They will do their best to re-sign him. He did a great job bringing edge pressure.

Tony McDaniel - another NASCAR member but not irreplaceable.

Clinton McDonald - see just above

Breno Giacomini - ordinary OT

Paul McQuiston - another ordinary OT

Michael Robinson - nice ST and FB that should not hurt the cap too much.

I am not looking for salary cap problems to bring them down.

only player i would take from them is baldwin

We could have had him for Undrafted Rookie money. Another reason I question Harbaugh's judgement on receivers. He has killed the 49ers in the past three years. Even as a rookie he reeled off a big gain that cost us a win, IIRC.
The real problems they face will be in 2-3 years. You think their Superbowl winning QB might want a raise from his 3rd round pick money? Their pass rushers and LB's will get offers. Teams love to poach off of Superbowl winners. Guys in the secondary like Chancellor and Sherman will fetch huge paydays. Marshawn Lynch? The list goes on.

They were flying under the radar but now everybody knows how good their players are. It won't effect them this year but the following year on it will effect them greatly.
doesnt matter, won the super bowl
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