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Old 02-07-2013   #1
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It appears the Texans will have the option to carryover 2.4 million in capspace from 2012. That money can be used in 2013 and beyond, so long as it is designated to be carried over each year. I use word "option" because as you may recall, last year the Texans reportedly had 1 million in excess cap space that for whatever reason, Rick Smith and company didn't seem to think was worth the effort to retain. 2011 carryover link

I hope Rick hires an intern to fill out the paperwork this year, because skipping out on 2.4 million in capspace is inexcusable. There are no consequences for carryover space, it does not figure into the salary cap floor requirement of 89%, you are not required to spend it, and it can be carried over every single year.


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[Editor's note: The 2011 labor deal allows teams to carry over unused salary-cap space. Or to not carry it over. Listed below is the cap adjustment that is available to each team. Unless otherwise noted, the entire amount comes from cap money that can be carried over. The Cowboys and Redskins have net cap reductions based on $5 million and $18 million in cap penalties, respectively, for the 2013 league year. These numbers do not reflect availavle cap space but the amount of extra (or for the Cowboys and Redskins reduced) cap space over (or below) the unadjusted cap number, which is expected to be in the vicinity of $121 million per team.]

Eagles: $23.0 million.

Jaguars: $21.1 million ($19.5 million carryover).

Browns: $14.3 million.

Broncos: $14.1 million ($11.5 million carryover).

Chiefs: $14.0 million.

Seahawks: $13.2 million.

Titans: $12.8 million.

Bengals: $10.2 million ($8.5 million carryover).

Buccaneers: $10.1 million ($8.5 million carryover).

Bills: $9.8 million.

Vikings: $9.6 million ($8 million carryover).

Packers: $7.0 million.

Patriots: $5.6 million.

Dolphins: $5.3 million.

Raiders: $4.5 million.

Panthers: $3.6 million.

Cardinals: $3.6 million.

Colts: $3.5 million.

Jets: $3.4 million.

Bears: $3.2 million.

Saints: $2.7 million.

Texans: $2.4 million.

Steelers: $1.4 million ($758,000 carryover).

Falcons: $1.3 million ($300,000 carryover).

Ravens: $1.1 million.

Giants: $1 million.

Chargers: $995,000.

49ers: $859,000.

Lions: $466,000.

Rams: $247,000.

Cowboys: minus-$2.67 million ($2.33 million carryover).

Redskins: minus-$13.8 million ($4.27 million carryover).
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Default Re: Texans - 2.4 Million Cap Carryover for 2013

Here's a follow-up article PFT did indicating all the numbers in the first article are a done deal, and have been for a while now:
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Last year, teams had until February 28 to decide whether to carry over unused salary cap space. This year, the deadline came two months early.

Per a source with knowledge of the schedule, teams had until December 29 to decide whether to shift remaining cap space to 2013. Thus, the numbers we posted last night reflect not the available carryover but the actual amounts that were carried over.
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Edit: It appears the link(s) in the OP both go to last season's article - hopefully I'm not jumping to conclusions, but here's where I think the second link was supposed to go:

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PFT is reporting that the 2013 total cap will not be $121 mil.........but a whopping additional $.5 mil. I guess every little bit helps.
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Here's a follow-up article PFT did indicating all the numbers in the first article are a done deal, and have been for a while now:

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Edit: It appears the link(s) in the OP both go to last season's article - hopefully I'm not jumping to conclusions, but here's where I think the second link was supposed to go:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...ents-for-2013/
The Texans have decided to carry forward the extra, correct? IMO, this is year we should use all leverage to aggressively hit free agency where possible. With the funds possible that we have discussed before thru cuts and reworking current contracts, Texans could reasonably sign 3 FAs that could make a big difference.
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It appears the Texans will have the option to carryover 2.4 million in capspace from 2012. That money can be used in 2013 and beyond, so long as it is designated to be carried over each year. I use word "option" because as you may recall, last year the Texans reportedly had 1 million in excess cap space that for whatever reason, Rick Smith and company didn't seem to think was worth the effort to retain. 2011 carryover link

I hope Rick hires an intern to fill out the paperwork this year, because skipping out on 2.4 million in capspace is inexcusable. There are no consequences for carryover space, it does not figure into the salary cap floor requirement of 89%, you are not required to spend it, and it can be carried over every single year.
Maybe because if he carries it over, people/fans will assume he has to spend it or he's perceived as being cheap?

Caught between a rock and a hard place: Profits vs. expenses. If he has extra $2.something million to "use" then he has to potentially SPEND it. And if you spend it, you're deducting it from profitability.

And look, nobody needs to get their panties in a twist and start flaming me on here about how I'm a "Bob McNair is cheap" guy. All I'm saying is that usually when something that's FREE to utilize isn't utilized...there's underlying reasons. This could be one reason: Savings.

Another reason could be that we don't know all the implications involved. Just as we don't have anybody, not even the critically acclaimed All-Knowing, All-Sensing media talking heads who get paid to know this stuff--They don't even know all the ins and outs of the NFL salary cap structure. It's possible that there are future ramifications looming if you use that extra portion of cap space. Who knows, it's possible we don't know everything associated with it.

WARNING: The following is an obligatory Schaub Hater statement, viewer discretion is advised:

This team should cut bait with Schaub and spend the savings on other positions. Matt's not going to get us over the hump. He gets you TO the hump, but doesn't get you over it. Then, you GET humped...by teams like Packers and Patriots who don't give a **** that Matt Schaub has nice stats every year in the NFL.

Using the exception, plus (IIRC from other posts recently) the $4 million in savings by cutting Matt Schaub, would be around $7 million in cap space. I don't know what players are out there that we can sign with that money AND make it feasible for the offense & defense systems we run here, but it gives us some spending cash. Or, if it locks up a carefully select few of VERY valuable Texans who proved in 2011 and 2012 that they are providing great value..so be it.

I'm borderline disinterested, though, in anything moving forward with player movement and acquisition for us because frankly I think we're still screwed no matter what. I don't think this team is managed to the level of Super Bowl caliber teams. Yet. We're not adaptive enough, we're too loyal to players and coaches, and the head guy is stubborn to a fault.
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The Texans have decided to carry forward the extra, correct? IMO, this is year we should use all leverage to aggressively hit free agency where possible. With the funds possible that we have discussed before thru cuts and reworking current contracts, Texans could reasonably sign 3 FAs that could make a big difference.
Let's say for the sake of discussion we could attract three free agents...

What player POSITIONS do you think we need most?

I've got my gaze set upon the following:

1. DT or NT -- We badly need another hell-raiser in the trenches alongside Watt

2. LB -- No surprises here, a savvy veteran like Brady James is not going to get the job done. You MUST have better LBs in a 34 defense. Or else.

3. WR -- We don't have time to develop or gamble upon a rookie WR out of the 2013 draft class. We need a difference maker NOW. Great WRs are like great DBs...they are better than their opponent and they get the job done, making life easier on everyone. Sure, Walter has reliable hands. But he's not a constant threat to create space and get open fast enough for Schaub. And right now, if we're stuck with Schaub, we need a better WR2 to pair with AJ. I don't think we find that WR2 in the draft unless we get JJ Watt type-of-lucky in the draft.

I am obviously playing Fantasy GM here, for the sake of discussion since we have nothing else to talk about except whether or not Flacco is elite and whether or not Flacco knows the rules on tackling a 49ers return man if he were to bust off a potential TD on the punt return at the end of the SB game.
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Maybe because if he carries it over, people/fans will assume he has to spend it or he's perceived as being cheap?
Yeah, Bob McNair cares soooooooooooo much about the fans opinion of him, that he told Rick not to carry over 1 million last year so he wouldn't look cheap this year...

Anyone claiming that not spending all our capspace each year is cheap, is dumb. Not giving the team extra caproom to work with by declining carryover is absolutely cheap and hurts the team.

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Caught between a rock and a hard place: Profits vs. expenses. If he has extra $2.something million to "use" then he has to potentially SPEND it. And if you spend it, you're deducting it from profitability.

And look, nobody needs to get their panties in a twist and start flaming me on here about how I'm a "Bob McNair is cheap" guy. All I'm saying is that usually when something that's FREE to utilize isn't utilized...there's underlying reasons. This could be one reason: Savings.
Well, I know the "Bob McNair is Cheap" argument gets old, but this could certainly be the case. Here is a list of teams last year that declined to carryover funds in excess of 300k:

Cardinals $2 million ($7 million).
Bengals: $15 million ($17.5 million).
Broncos: $26 million ($27.8 million).
Texans: $0.00 ($1 million).
Jags: $31 million ($31.6 million).
Chargers: $0.00 ($2.1 million).
Bucs: $23.5 million ($25.0 million).

That's not exactly good company to be in if you're trying not to appear cheap...

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Another reason could be that we don't know all the implications involved. Just as we don't have anybody, not even the critically acclaimed All-Knowing, All-Sensing media talking heads who get paid to know this stuff--They don't even know all the ins and outs of the NFL salary cap structure. It's possible that there are future ramifications looming if you use that extra portion of cap space. Who knows, it's possible we don't know everything associated with it.

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Yeah well, 30 other teams saw fit to carry over at least some of the money, so the idea that there is some unknown penalty out there for carryover is just dumb. I read the NFL CBA, I'm well aware of the stipulations for carryover, and there are no penalties to my knowledge, or any of the cap experts I have read. It's simply leaving money on the table, money that we know we needed because of our cap situation.

What if that 1 million had been the difference between keeping Eric Winston or not? What if that money is the difference between resigning Glover Quin this year? It's absolutely asinine to not carryover capspace in salary cap football. If they do it again this year, then fans should riot and the writers should severely question management.
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Is there a limit to the amount that can be carried over and is there a limit to the number of times one can carry over money?

If not, would it make sense to try to be the Florida Marlins of the NFL? You bomb for a couple of years, go cheap, and build up a bunch of extra cap room while acquiring high round picks. Let's say you underspend by $26 million a year(the amount the Broncos pushed forward) for 3 years and keep pushing the money forward. In year 4, you would have an extra $78 million (on top of the $121.5 mill) that is allowed. With a budget of almost $200 million, you could get multiple high level players to super short contracts(say 3 years, but give them a ton of money) to fill in the spaces where your good draft class didn't produce. You could even save around $35 million and push that forward to the year after if you wanted. By doing this you would give yourself a very good chance to win a superbowl in a two year window. Then after the second year ends, you cut/trade your good players for picks/cap relief. You may have to go through salary cap hell for a couple of years, but after, you begin to reload again. Doing this cycle you could probably put together high caliber teams for 2 year stretches every 6 years or so.

Would this be a bad strategy?
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Is there a limit to the amount that can be carried over and is there a limit to the number of times one can carry over money?

If not, would it make sense to try to be the Florida Marlins of the NFL? You bomb for a couple of years, go cheap, and build up a bunch of extra cap room while acquiring high round picks. Let's say you underspend by $26 million a year(the amount the Broncos pushed forward) for 3 years and keep pushing the money forward. In year 4, you would have an extra $78 million (on top of the $121.5 mill) that is allowed. With a budget of almost $200 million, you could get multiple high level players to super short contracts(say 3 years, but give them a ton of money) to fill in the spaces where your good draft class didn't produce. You could even save around $35 million and push that forward to the year after if you wanted. By doing this you would give yourself a very good chance to win a superbowl in a two year window. Then after the second year ends, you cut/trade your good players for picks/cap relief. You may have to go through salary cap hell for a couple of years, but after, you begin to reload again. Doing this cycle you could probably put together high caliber teams for 2 year stretches every 6 years or so.

Would this be a bad strategy?
Your overall strategy can work, however next year the Salary Cap Floor goes into effect, so 26 million a year in savings is not feasible. Every team must spend at least 89% of the salary cap for that year going forward. Suppose the 2013 cap will be 121 million (should be close to that), that would mean every team must spend at least 107.69 million on players next year. So at most, a team could save up 13.31 million a year for future use. This is why I have been saying free agency this year will be a circus, teams will be striving to spend money to meet the 107 minimum.

There is no cap ceiling however, if a team saved up all that money, they could potentially spend all of it in one year and have a cap spending total of 200 million as you said. Whether or not that is an advantage is to be determined (see 2010 Cowboys and Redskins payroll).

As you can see from the links in the OP, teams that have been rolling over cap the last few years are going to have an advantage in free agency. Teams that do not roll over cap space will be at a disadvantage by not having as much money to work with. I think everyone can agree that the more money you have to spend, the better the chances your team will do well, which is why every dollar is important. The Steelers put in the effort to roll over 500k last year, why didn't the Texans?
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Let's say for the sake of discussion we could attract three free agents...

What player POSITIONS do you think we need most?

I've got my gaze set upon the following:

1. DT or NT -- We badly need another hell-raiser in the trenches alongside Watt

2. LB -- No surprises here, a savvy veteran like Brady James is not going to get the job done. You MUST have better LBs in a 34 defense. Or else.

3. WR -- We don't have time to develop or gamble upon a rookie WR out of the 2013 draft class. We need a difference maker NOW. Great WRs are like great DBs...they are better than their opponent and they get the job done, making life easier on everyone. Sure, Walter has reliable hands. But he's not a constant threat to create space and get open fast enough for Schaub. And right now, if we're stuck with Schaub, we need a better WR2 to pair with AJ. I don't think we find that WR2 in the draft unless we get JJ Watt type-of-lucky in the draft.

I am obviously playing Fantasy GM here, for the sake of discussion since we have nothing else to talk about except whether or not Flacco is elite and whether or not Flacco knows the rules on tackling a 49ers return man if he were to bust off a potential TD on the punt return at the end of the SB game.
GP, those three are dire need imo and if we could lock up veteran starters for those positions, it could set us us for long time. A vet WR2 would allow time for Posey and Martin to make it or break it. A vet ILB would allow a lower round ILB to be selected and trained up.


NT: Here the choice is not so clear.

Almost like offensive tackle, defensive tackle can be split into two parts: Pass rushers and run-plugging space eaters. The best free-agent interior pass rushers are Bryant, Henry Melton, 26, Randy Starks, 29, Jason Jones, 26, Seymour, 33, Chris Canty, 30, Glenn Dorsey, 27, and Corey Williams, 32.

The top free-agent space eaters include "Pot Roast" Terrance Knighton, 26, Isaac Sopoaga, 31, Vance Walker, 25, Casey Hampton, 35, Roy Miller, 25, Sammie Lee Hill, 26, and Pat Sims, 27.
http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/nf...cy-update?pg=2

In draft:
1. Best OLB available Okafur or Montgomery or?
2. Brandon Williams NT allows a possible starter or the ability to sign an older NT FA to start 1-2 years on the cheap until Williams ready. If a young NT FA, then select another position.
3. Darrius Slay immediate starter at safety or Manning's eventual replacement if Quin is signed. Adds depth to CB if necessary.
3b Alvin Bailey OG
4 First risky move Brennan Williams OT could be ready by game one for back up but as I think Newton is 2013 starter that allows Williams more time to heal with minimal playing time. Rather like we did with Ryan Harris.

5,6 & 7 our picks use to trade up if necessary to accomplish early picks. Other comps to add bench depth.

I think UDFA will allow looks at QB, RB, WR and LB
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Your overall strategy can work, however next year the Salary Cap Floor goes into effect, so 26 million a year in savings is not feasible. Every team must spend at least 89% of the salary cap for that year going forward. Suppose the 2013 cap will be 121 million (should be close to that), that would mean every team must spend at least 107.69 million on players next year. So at most, a team could save up 13.31 million a year for future use. This is why I have been saying free agency this year will be a circus, teams will be striving to spend money to meet the 107 minimum.
I agree with everything you said, with the exception of the 89% making the 26 Million unfeasible. That minimum is measured cumulatively over a 4 year period, and isn't actually required to be met until the end of the 4 year period. The first four year period is 2013 - 2016. Therefore, a team can go as low as they'd like for the years 2013 - 2015 as long at they make up any cumulative shortfall in 2016. That may not be a smart way to handle the 89%, but it is a way that complies with the CBA.

In my eyes, there are some other problems with the strategy.

First, you're banking on the right players being both available and willing to sign in the year you're spending. Football seems to have less movement of it's top talent among teams than the NBA, and MLB. Part of this is the franchise tag, and part of it is the now almost non-existent ability to restrict free agents, but I think part of it is part of the culture of the league, and may be difficult to change.

Second, you would have to make massive cuts the year after you're "all out" year, and not only would that create the obvious problems, it would probably hinder you're ability to sign the players you want for the one year push. Who's going to want to sign a four year contract with a team knowing that after the upcoming season, they're going to have to dump 78 Million in contracts just to get to the cap (and the described strategy would require getting significantly under the cap). This ignores the fact that guaranteed money would severly limit your ability to reduce the cap amount, even with massive roster cuts (at least given the philosophical contract strategy indicated).
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I use word "option" because as you may recall, last year the Texans reportedly had 1 million in excess cap space that for whatever reason, Rick Smith and company didn't seem to think was worth the effort to retain.

I hope Rick hires an intern to fill out the paperwork this year, because skipping out on 2.4 million in capspace is inexcusable.
Wasn't that $1M used to sign our back up QB & I forgot who, but another FA.

They have to declare what they are going to do with that money sometime in December right? If they say they are going to roll it over to the following year, they cannot use it, right?

So last year, if they rolled it over, Owen Daniels would have been our back up QB & I doubt they would have let him play as a TE Wild Card weekend.
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If we did not use $1million from 2011 why cannot it be added to $2.4 m in 2013?
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GP, those three are dire need imo and if we could lock up veteran starters for those positions, it could set us us for long time. A vet WR2 would allow time for Posey and Martin to make it or break it. A vet ILB would allow a lower round ILB to be selected and trained up.
I think we should go after a veteran WR that can be a dynamic #2, regardless of what we think about Posey or Martin. They are what they are & shouldn't "plan" as if they are going to get better.

Bring me Dwayne Bowe & if Posey and/or Martin never progress, we'll be good with Andre, Bowe, & Walter as our three main receivers. If Posey and/or Martin earn playing time ahead of Walter, then we have Andre, Bowe, Posey/Martin.

If Martin never develops & Posey is better than Bowe, we'll have Andre, Posey, & Bowe as our three main receivers.

Posey & Martin are cheap. If they turn into players, great. Them not progressing should not be an excuse to keep us out of the Super Bowl.
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Posey better than Bowe? lol Bowe will be way too expensive in any case. He's a straight up stud with a good QB throwing to him. He's gonna see big money if he's out on the FA market.
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Wasn't that $1M used to sign our back up QB & I forgot who, but another FA.

They have to declare what they are going to do with that money sometime in December right? If they say they are going to roll it over to the following year, they cannot use it, right?

So last year, if they rolled it over, Owen Daniels would have been our back up QB & I doubt they would have let him play as a TE Wild Card weekend.
I'm not aware of any way for a team to spend money on a new contract between January and March and have it count for the previous league year. Future/reserve contracts signed during that time are made for the next season, which starts in March. Their cap hits will be added to the next year.

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If we did not use $1million from 2011 why cannot it be added to $2.4 m in 2013?
Cap carryover must be declared before the deadline, which is usually the end of February. If nothing is declared, then the money is not carried over for future use. The PFT report said the Texans and Chargers were the only teams in 2011 that did not carry over any money. If the Texans want to carryover this 2.4 million into 2013, they need to submit the paperwork before the end of this month. It will be interesting to see what they do, because we were cap strapped last year, and apparently 1 million wasn't worth the effort, so let's see if 2.4 million is.
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I'm not aware of any way for a team to spend money on a new contract between January and March and have it count for the previous league year. Future/reserve contracts signed during that time are made for the next season, which starts in March. Their cap hits will be added to the next year.



Cap carryover must be declared before the deadline, which is usually the end of February. If nothing is declared, then the money is not carried over for future use. The PFT report said the Texans and Chargers were the only teams in 2011 that did not carry over any money. If the Texans want to carryover this 2.4 million into 2013, they need to submit the paperwork before the end of this month. It will be interesting to see what they do, because we were cap strapped last year, and apparently 1 million wasn't worth the effort, so let's see if 2.4 million is.
CT in post #2 linked that this season teams had to notify league by December 2012 if going to roll over. I guess that means they did? IIRC, in the first two seasons (2011 & '12) a team could use a few million (more in 11, about $1.5m '12)to use towards a vet FA on their team per new CBA. Texan did not use, I think. Not sure why we have not seen any of our own FAs being addressed. Thought they'd at least be in negotiations with Quin and Casey.
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This NOT good news. The expected 2015 significant increase in the NFL Cap limit because of expected windfall TV contracts in 2014 may very well NOT occur.
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That belief [spike in Cap limit] seems to be mistaken.

Per a source with extensive knowledge of the design and implementation of the cap, the formula will experience a “smoothing” in the coming years, with no one year resulting in a dramatic leap. The thinking is that, if the cap shoots up dramatically from one year to the next, it won’t be fair to the players who signed a big contract in the year in which the cap was lower.

The smoothing phenomenon is more likely to unfold even in 2015 because, in 2012, money from future cap years was shifted to a year in which the cap was poised to drop, due to the revenue decreases from 2011, the year of the lockout. (Even though only one game was missed during to the lockout, months of uncertainty affected fan and sponsor spending during the offseason shutdown.)

This robbing of Peter to pay Paul means that the expected growth will peter out when otherwise expected to spike.

As a result, teams that deal with current cap problems by pushing money into the future under the assumption that there will be extra space at some point could be positioning themselves for a perpetual cap purgatory.
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The Texans are one of those teams that may very well be headed to absolute Cap Hell.

We need to tie up Cushing by next year. We don't want to take a chance and wait for 2015 to tie up Watt, therefore also signing him up for 2014.

And for those that keep on saying don't worry.........if we release Schaub after this year, there is negligible effect on the cap,
YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY WRONG!

His contract consists of $29.15 mil guaranteed, broken down to his 2012 and 2013 base salary with the remainder in signing bonus ($18.250 mil) spread over the entire 5 year contract. If Schaub is released after 2013, he still has remaining $10.5 mil in signing bonus (scheduled for 2014, 2015 and 2016) which must be paid..........and paid accelerated ALL into the year 2014.

Year Base Salary / S. Bonus

2012 4,400,000 / 4,250,000
2013 7,250,000 / 3,500,000
2014 10,000,000 / 3,500,000
2015 12,500,000 / 3,500,000
2016 14,500,000 / 3,500,000
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This NOT good news. The expected 2015 significant increase in the NFL Cap limit because of expected windfall TV contracts in 2014 may very well NOT occur.
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This sounds like the players took a royal screwing in the last CBA. Forcing teams to spend 85% (or whatever) of the cap will help more players get paid, but overall, this is going to hurt the number of big contracts a team can pay out & still field a complete team.
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Dutch, based on what CnD posted on Schaub's salary numbers....what's your take?

The glaring issue I saw (and an wondering if it stands out to you) is that Schaub's base salary jumps from 7 to 10, from 2013 to 2014 respectively.

Are we basically on a "one more year and we'll see" with Schaub with that jump? How do the two columns of salary numbers interact in terms of cap ramifications?
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