Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Jason how much do we have going into 2013 to play with?
Right now I have us at $118M in committed salaries towards the top 51 rule. There are an additional $12.48M in non 51 top salaries, but those are minimum deals, and those guys likely wont make the team.
I also in that 118M am counting projected cap figures for the 7 draftees.
Of course some players won't be here come opening day that count for 2013, namely Dixon, maybe K.Williams, also doubt Haralson is back at his 2013 salary of $2.87M. Plus what ever remaining unused 2012 cap space will be transfered to 2013 as credit.
It's tough to tell what 2013's cap will be set at, might be 125M, maybe 130M, so it will be interesting to see how much it will be.
Would $7 mill be enough going into 2013 if the cap is only raised to $125? Can we get the draft picks and the FA signed with that small amount?
If it goes up to 125M, then we would need to cut Haralson for sure, he isn't worth 2.87M he is due in 2013, plus we have a few FAs to re-sign or attempt to re-sign, mainly Andy Lee, Delanie Walker and Isaac Sopoaga.
I expect Dashon Goldson will be extended before july 15th when franchised players are no longer able to sign extensions. I would prefer we just keep his 2012 number at 6.212M, which is his franchise tag number.
Our potential free agents after 2012 are:
RB Rock Cartwright - Easy re-sign, 1-year vet minimum deal, which brings a vet credit.
WR Randy Moss - I imagine it depends on his 2012 season, likely won't be back IMO, likely a 1-year thing
WR Ted Ginn Jr. - Probably last season in SF, possibly grooming LaMichael James or Kendall Hunter to take over in 2013.
TE Delanie Walker - Likely re-signed, shouldn't be too hard to keep.
NT Isaac Sopoaga - Might be let go for someone younger with more potential. I wouldn't keep if over 3-4M a year.
NT Ricky Jean Francois - Possibly a easy signing, unless a team sees him as a starting DE or NT, if not, sign him for no more than 1M a yr.
ILB Larry Grant - Wouldn't bring back, will look for a starting gig elsewhere.
ILB Tavares Gooden - Keep at vet minimum deal, with credit like Cartwright.
CB Tramaine Brock - RFA, but wouldn't keep him at 1.3M or what brings a lowest tender.
FS Dashon Goldson - Needs to be locked up soon, if not, might be a sign that the team feels we can find a suitable replacement in the 2013 draft.
P Andy Lee - Probably #1 priority after 2012, all-pro punter, go as high as 2.5M a year.
Lets say we cut Haralson, save 2.87M, plus say 8M in cap room to begin, gives us 10.87M, and lets say we have a carryover of say $3.5M, giving us a total of 14.37M to start with.
I would re-sign Lee, Walker, Gooden, Cartwright and Goldson
Lee I would give him $2M in 2013
Walker I would give him $2M in 2013
Gooden would be $800K, but only would cost $555K
Cartwright would be $940K, but only would cost $555K
Goldson would be $3M if we extend now and keep his 2012 salary the same.
That's a total of $8.11M used, leaves us $6.26M under, which is enough to decide on RJF and Sopoaga, and draft class.