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Old 03-08-2014   #144
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Default Re: Texans' Cap space......and the rest of the League

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Originally Posted by Marshall View Post
There is no long term benefit, but there is short term benefit because it opens up cap space for the immediate season and get's you under this season's cap. Future dead money and less to work with in FA are the costs of using the June 1 designation.

It's similar to the benefits of a payday loan. You get the cash right away, but the interest is outrageous. But it's worth it to avoid late payment penalties, foreclosures and repossessions.
The June 1st cut maximizes the available cap money over the next two years.

If we cut Matt Schaub now without the June 1st designation, our:
2014 cap goes up $4M
2015 cap goes up $17M
2016 cap goes up $19M
If we cut Matt with the June 1st designation, our:
2014 cap goes up $10M
2015 cap goes up $10M
2016 cap goes up $19M
My opinion, we're not getting ahead if we cut Matt only to sign a vet for $4M. We need more than a QB to replace Schaub if we're going to get back to winning in the short term. We should use the June 1st designation on him then we can sign players with cap hits of:
$4M veteran QB
$5M starting ILB (like D'Qwell Jackson)
$1M slot reciever
It may be wishful thinking, but I think we can get Edelman, or Meachum for a $1M cap hit, maybe even Josh Cribbs who would make an excellent slot reciever imo. But that's if we're restricted only to using money created by cutting Schaub, which we're not.

If we were instead able to talk Matt into taking a pay-cut to $4M, then cut him as a June 1st 2015 cut we'll gain:
$10M in 2014
$14M in 2015
$16M in 2016
But I doubt Rick Smith has the skillz to pull that off.
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