Originally Posted by texan279
Paul Kuharsky has a plan.....
"Cut wide receiver Kevin Walter, saving $2.5 million in cap space. Restructure the deal of wide receiver Andre Johnson, reducing his base salary from $10.5 million to $940,000 (giving him the rest now as a bonus), resulting in a salary-cap savings of $7.17 million. Restructure the deal of cornerback Johnathan Joseph, reducing his base salary from $7.5 million to $940,000 (giving him the rest now as a bonus), resulting in a salary-cap savings of $4.373 million. Extend defensive end Antonio Smith, reducing his 2013 base salary of $6 million and his cap charge of $9.5 million significantly."
Sure doing these things helps the cap situation today , for this season .... but what about the future impact of those actions.
It inflates the cap figures of each of AJ , JJo and Smith for those future years.
What are you going to do next season ... when you have Cushing hitting free agency or a couple years down the line when JJ Watt reaches FA - He's going to cost big bucks to retain (MW money?)
You can only put off paying guy' (cap hits) for so long .... eventually you have to bite the bullet.