Originally Posted by ChampionTexan
If Jones's salary is already figured in to the cap, how can it replace Clutts? That would leave us with only the top 50 players.
And before you say - well, we're adding Bishop, then please explain how we replace the other 5 players you mentioned cutting in order to make room for Bishop's contract.
I think I did this at post #42. Let me reword that Jones replaces Clutts on field & Jones $1m is already counted against cap; no increased cost. Clutts leaves saving $555,000 that no longer counts against cap. Both players right now impact cap by $1.555 million. Subtract $555,000 (Clutts being cut). Let's say for cap purpose only BEFORE signing draft picks we cut the following 6 resulting in a savings of $3.16 million. We have a space of $3. 464 (Weds) + this new savings of $3.16 = $6.624 million. We then sign Bishop for $3m for 2013. (longer contract needed but just to show 2013 cap costs). $6.624 - 3 = $3.624 left for draft guys. Once Bishop signs he is starter on field replacing Sharpton. McGee does not require a player replacement as we go with same QBs as last season. Final three players are replaced with draft picks when signed.
No additional cost as replaced by players already on team.
Sharpton (.5m), Clutts (.5m), McGee (.63m), Mondek (.4m), Rashon Harris (.48m), Gardner (.65m) =$3.16m
Cut Clutts replaced by Greg Jones
McGee replaced by no one as only MS & Yates on final roster.
Mondek replaced by draft pick Q
Harris replaced by draft pick Chris Jones
Gardner replaced by draft pick B. Williams
There is cap money alloted for draft picks & these cuts would allow Bishop to replace Sharpton.