AB and myself were discussing it in the draft room. Here is what he said on Carlos:
It would best to cut him after 2013,. he has 1.7m of his 5.5m base in 2013 already guaranteed, and his fully base becomes guaranteed on april 1st 2013. We would only save 400K to use if able to designate for june 1st, where we can spread the proration over 2 seasons. If not it makes no sense to cut him, 400k isn't gonna help us. Now if cut after 2013 we would save a ton of money, his proration would be $1.25m in 2014 and 2015 with june 1 cut. Also his workout and roster bonuses go away, meaning more savings. But if we can cut him this offseason and allowed for june 1 designation, than we would save over 4m, and take a 1.25m in dead money in 2013 and 2.5m in 2014, but save over 4m in 2014. And his 2015 salary is all saved. But if designated the money wont be available until june 1st, since he will still be considered a top 51 salaries player.
So let's say we tag Goldson next year I could very well see Carlos getting cut after the 2013 season to save money. We would have Goldson (if tagged), T. Brown, Bowman, Whitner and Justin Smith to take care of. Plus some others including Akers, Goodwin, Haralson, Manningham or K.Williams who probably wouldn't be back. Also, we have Aldon, Iupati, A.Davis, B.Miller, Culliver, Hunter, etc in the next few years after that so we will probably be working on extensions for them so I could very well see some good players getting let go of to make room. There should be some new faces for the 1st season in the new stadium. We could end up cutting Rogers after 13, and there is a real chance after 2013 one or more of the following could be gone: Goldson, Brown, Whitner and Justin.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Nov 13, 2012 at 9:13 PM ]