Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:
These are the salaries for the following players. Does anyone know how much cap we save by cutting them? Is it the full amount of the cap figure?
David Akers $3,616,668
Jonathan Goodwin $5,016,668
Carlos Rogers $7,344,531
Alex Smith $9,750,000
Parys Haralson $2,870,000
Can we really save ~ $28MM?
We save $19.02M between Alex, Parys, Goodwin and Akers, and over $1M with Rogers(possibly more with june 1 designation). We would take some dead money, like 566,666 for Akers, $600K for Goodwin, $1M for Alex(could be none depending on his roster bonus), none for Haralson, and most for Rogers.
If I understnd correctly we are currently just under $1.5M in regards to the cap assuming all of our expiring contracts this offseason? Then we can save another $19.02 M if Alex Parys, goodwin and Akers aren't resigned? What is the bottom line savings on each player? Because we need depth at OLB bad and will have to spend rookie or free agent money there. It won't be what Parys is making but it will be something. He is liekly gone but not all of his money will be.
It seems to make sense that even if Akers is retained he has to restructure. I would find a cheap rookie for what he's giving us. Regardless you can't just ay we save his contract because you have to sign another kicker and factor in the dead money you may still owe Akers. BLUF is that Haralson and Akers are not clean "cuts" as they have to be replaced.
Goodwin doesn't seem to be a no brainer cut but maybe the team goes draft/cheaper depth promotion on this one. We may not have to backfill him either through the draft or FA.
Interesting that york said today that we may try and retain Alex. That may be posturing but I would be willing to call out other teams bluffs and take the Hit to force someone to trade for him if they want him.
I don't see us cutting Rogers only to save $1m vs. what we are paying him. He's not exactly having a bad season. Just not a pro bowl type one.
Bottom line question: if we move Alex and dump the others we are $19m or $20.5M? under the cap?
The other pieces of this is FA we will want to retain and holes to fill.
19 or or $20.5M under you still have to get a third QB.
QB will cost you .5M.
You need a kicker and you want a good one. what 1M?
You need another OLB-If we draft one high that will cost some dough. .5 to 1M maybe? I'm guessing we commit about .75m to the new backup OLB.
So that's maybe 2M to replace those three positions. So the real savings is only $17M in moving the guys we mentioned. Also if Kilgore can't play center we don't have a lineman under contract to do so.
FA: Goldson-This will cost us what 8.16 if we Franchise? So there goes more than your Smith Savings.
Down to what 8.14M? I think this is where Bleacher report has us.
Then you have Lee. Man is getting paid. Maybe 1.25 against the cap? That's only $6M free.
Do we retain:
Soap-$$$? Might be affordable but not CHEAP. 1M We will have to play lowball on the market and probably end up backfilling this spot.
Moss-$$$? Will he play for just 1.75M? I know Coach said he wants Randy back but it seems Randy said he doens't know because he can do math.
Walker-$$$? Probably 1M agains thte cap? We will commit some money to walker I'm sure.
We haven't even talked the rookie class or FA not on our team.
There are lot's of eaches in there. There are likely only two other places to squeeze money out of the cap
1-Resign J Smith (I think we can extend and rework his contract)
2-Resign/extend Whitner?? I don't know?
It's going to be an interesting offseason. I don't see us anything in FA.