Originally Posted by dalemurphy
Heading into next season, we are in great cap shape... Watt is two years out and Cushing is next season... correct. However, large contracts are coming off the books or entering the last year (easy to cut) of a lot of guys:
That group, as is, will count about $28 million against this year's cap. Next year, if allowed to expire or cut (OD, Manning have one more year under contract), the total amount of dead money would be only $3.25 million: that's a net savings of $25 million.
If the players in the post I quoted from earlier in the thread are restructured , Smith wouldnt be expiring and you still have AJ and Jjo with huge cap figures.
Then you have to replace OD , Manning , Walter and Wade Smith somehow ....
That 25m in savings doesnt seem so great when you consider that those you are talking about cutting have been major contributors to the success of the team tho all would be at the tail end of their careers at that point.
In a perfect world , we'd cut all those players and replace them with early round draft picks on rookie deals .... and still have the majority of that cap space to play with , just isnt likely.