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Old 03-19-2014   #65
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Default Re: Would you sign off on keeping Matt Schaub if...

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Originally Posted by thunderkyss View Post
Then they've got it wrong at over the cap. If we cut him now, eat all the dead money in 2014..... $17M comes off our projected cap for 2015. $19M comes off for 2016. His salary + the prorated bonus is already calculated in our future cap.

Increases in the salary cap increases how much money we have available to build our team, which is the whole object of cutting Schaub.
You're misunderstanding that column. It presumes the contract is in place through that year. Therefore, 2015 presumes $13.5M in salary and roster bonus plus $3.5M prorated signing bonus for a total of $17M and 2016 presumes 15.5M in salary and roster bonus plus $3.5 M in prorated signing bonus for a total of $19M. Earlier Cuts reduce the amount in that column by the accelerated accounting for the signing bonus depending on the type of cut.

Now increases to the Cap Limit do not affect the amount of cap savings by Schaub's contract, it does affect the management of the cap space by reducing the need to get under the cap.
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