Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by PrimeTime:
Alright so I have been reading some salary cap articles lately and I am sure you guys have as well but Pro Football Talk has us ranked dead last in salary cap space this season. I know it's still early but I am kind of stressing out about this. I don't want us to go back to the salary cap hell we were in a couple years ago. How are we going to free up space for the next off-season? Is it possible to re-sign our main guys (Goldson, Soap, Walker, Ginn) this off-season as well as sign Bowman to a long term deal in the future?
in short no, some will walk
a few contracts will need to be restructured by adding years but we don't have the money to be flexible.....the draft will need to fill a lot of holes
Also, Willis' contract has the majority of the $$$ this year ($17M), so there will be a quite a bit of a drop from that. I also wouldn't be surprised if Frank Gore was restructured next year as well.
I doubt we resign Soap. He will command a big salary and I don't see that much of a drop-off with RJF in there (plus high draft pick). Walker as well could walk, but the NFL is going more toward 2 legit TEs / team, so I can see us prioritizing him. Goldson will definitely be gone, we lucked out last year, and this year we're paying more than we'd like, but we retained him. Next year, he'll command big money too.
I'd like us to resign J.Smith and N.Bowman during this year. It will definitely be worth noting as we go forward.
[ Edited by NinerBuff on Sep 8, 2012 at 5:13 PM ]