Originally posted by glorydayz:
Hey AB any forcasting for next years cap room?
At this moment, about 3M under. Some deals will need to be done, we need to address Justin Smith for an extension, also Akers, Whitner can be extended while lowering salaries. Also Goodwin and Haralson are the 2 likely players to be cut, save 4.95M for Goodwin and 2.87M for Haralson. Of course we would need to have a plan at Center, is Kilgore or Looney the future, and who steps up at 3rd OLB, Cam, Fleming, Bakhtiari if he sticks, or someone else.
I expect Gooden to be easiest signing. I would be happy with a simple 2 or 3 yr deal, he has been a nice surprise on Special Teams, he, Spillman have been our top 2 now with Jones and Costanzo gone. Also hope Grant is kept, we could use him on defense too, maybe have him in whenever Bowman or Willis need a breather, mainly Willis as he is getting more of a veteran.
Goldson I doubt is franchised, would be over 8M. Moss, Jacobs likely wont be back, Jacobs is more likely to be back, but I dont think he returns when we have Gore, Hunter and hopefully James stepping in.
Sopoaga and RJF need to be decided, Sopoaga is older and may cost more, RJF is younger, and may be a little cheaper, both are capable at NT, obviously Sopoaga is better, but I think we would be fine with Jean Francois and a rookie, or Ian Williams gets playing time finally.
Haggans is not returning, unless he shows something, it's a similar 1yr deal, which counts very little thanks to veteran exception discount.
Brock and McBath are RFAs, and would cost $1.26m for a original draft pick tender, None for Brock and 5th for McBath. I think more likely Brock would be a 2yr deal for minimum with small bonus, though I want an upgrade. And McBath simple 1yr 630k deal.