Originally posted by mtminer:
Hey AB, so with the addition of Wright, if we do decide to cut Rogers, we would just take a cap hit of $2,866,797 the next 2 years?
( Prorated bonuses and the 1.25 million salary he had guaranteed )?
We would of course prorate over 2 seasons as you and most know. The 1.25m guarantee is for 2013, it isnt prorated. I think the savings is like 4.5M. I read my numbers wrong on a Tweet I did earlier. I think it was stupid to keep Rogers around if they end up cutting for a june 1 cut.
But anyway, back to the question. The 2.866.797M dead money would be for 2013, and his dead money would be I believe if math is right, $2,989,062 for 2014. We would save around $5,105,469 for 2014.
I posted in the Whitner thread about Rogers, and the cap. I wouldn't worry, we will carryover whatever is left, around $4.5M right now to the current $5.8M available under top 51 rule for 2014. I see us cutting ties with Rogers. May be this year, or 2014 offseason.
If so, we would have the current 5.8M for 2014, the carryover of $4.5M and $5.1M for rogers cap relief, which would give us over 15M to start free agency out with.
Also, Brooks contract could de-escalate if he doesn't achieve certain sack totals, team wins, NFC Title game, and defensive percentage played. So that could be another 1M savings.
Gore will need to be addressed, I hope a redo, add 2 yrs on, he can still play, let him mentor Lattimore. Save like 3M from the $6.45M he is due in 2014.
We could easily have $20M to play with when March 12th 2014 comes around.