Originally Posted by ChampionTexan
But that's the point - the total cap hit isn't the same. It will be reduced by $62,500 for every game he would have been on the 46 man active roster. That's real cap reduction - not just moving it between years.
Ohhhhhhh, gotcha. So that 1m roster bonus was prorated per game, and isn't guaranteed. That actually does potentially save some money, although it would have been saved if they just didn't bother to activate him.