Originally posted by JamesGatz83:
Originally posted by obx49:
AB, do you know what Seattle's cap situation is looking like for the next few years? Off the top of my head, I know that Sherman, Chancellor, and Wilson are due for an extension. Also, how can they keep Avril (he's gonna demand a huge contract) and Harvin's huge contract and also pay the other players?
Hopefully AB can confirm, but I've seen they're around $2 M under as it stands now with 45 guys under contract for 2014. I also believe they could save $20 M by cutting Sidney Rice, Chris Clemons, and Zach Miller.
Their key free agents are Michael Bennett, Golden Tate, Walter Thurmond, Breno Giacomini, Clinton McDonald, Tony McDaniel, Steven Hauschka, and Doug Baldwin.
Yes, it's around $2M under. But they can save $7M on Rice, and like $5M on Miller. Not sure on Clemons. I'll check that out. OverTheCap.com has a really good information on dead money and cap savings.
I believe Baldwin is a RFA, so they will need to tender him high, or else someone will snag him up. The $1.389M is Original Round Tender, which for him is no compensation. Since he was a UDFA.
Bennett, Thurmond, and Tate should be their priorities IMO. Hauschka should be an easy signing. They are gonna be hurting for cap room in a few years. Wilson, Sherman, and Earl Thomas all need/want new deals. Wilson may break the bank. They may be lucky that he didn't win MVP, or else it would of skyrocketed, maybe more than Flacco. Even though Wilson, IMO, is a good QB, not elite yet.