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Old 03-13-2013   #21
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I dont know if it is accurate or not but these guys say $4,364,825

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These totals do not include compensatory picks as those have not yet been awarded. When awarded I will update accordingly.
So if we have 4 more picks that can't be traded, we should be somewhere around 6 million in rookie salaries. The 4.364m figure divided by 7 = 623k average per pick. Obviously this may change due to trades, but figure about 500k for the 3rd round comp pick, and 400k for the other three. That would give you about 6m in total spending on rookies for next year. I think some guy upthread said that...
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I for one am perfectly fine with the 'win now' mentality considering the age of the players at some key positions. You wouldnt trade a year or two of cap hell and subsequent releasing of players for a Super Bowl win? Really?
Win now doesn't guarantee you anything.
The Redskins traded half the farm to get RG III.
They didn't go anywhere and is already in cap hell.
This will make it extremely difficult for them the next few years to win anything.
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Win now doesn't guarantee you anything.
The Redskins traded half the farm to get RG III.
They didn't go anywhere and is already in cap hell.
This will make it extremely difficult for them the next few years to win anything.
Other than the excellent team they put together.
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Just read that the Pats are gonna release Brandon Lloyd.

I'll take him a Dumervil please.
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Win now doesn't guarantee you anything.
The Redskins traded half the farm to get RG III.
They didn't go anywhere and is already in cap hell.
This will make it extremely difficult for them the next few years to win anything.
What makes you say that? They might not have a #1 pick for a couple years, but they have their QB of the future. They have a lot of capspace too, and Orakpo will be back from injury next year. I don't think they will be bad off in the near future, but they do have some significant needs. I like their future more than the Colts.
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What makes you say that? They might not have a #1 pick for a couple years, but they have their QB of the future. They have a lot of capspace too, and Orakpo will be back from injury next year. I don't think they will be bad off in the near future, but they do have some significant needs. I like their future more than the Colts.
By the look of it, their cap space will still be tight next year.

Their offense is good (if the old guys they brought in at RT can stay healthy).

Their defense needs a lot of work in the secondary and they don't have the money to find good FAs.

They need a CB, a nickel back, and a safety.
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And they will have to spend money on receivers in 2014, several of those contracts will be up.
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Other than the excellent team they put together.
An excellent offensive squad, yes.
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By the look of it, their cap space will still be tight next year.

Their offense is good (if the old guys they brought in at RT can stay healthy).

Their defense needs a lot of work in the secondary and they don't have the money to find good FAs.

They need a CB, a nickel back, and a safety.
Remember they are tight against the cap because of penalties from the lockout season. I think they only have 1 more year left.
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Remember they are tight against the cap because of penalties from the lockout season. I think they only have 1 more year left.
Yeah, I was just going to say that the penalty going away will by itself create $18 Million of cap room for 2014. The total salary cap penalty was $36 Million split 50/50 between 2012 and 2013.
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Win now doesn't guarantee you anything.
The Redskins traded half the farm to get RG III.
They didn't go anywhere and is already in cap hell.
This will make it extremely difficult for them the next few years to win anything.
Yep, it doesn't graruntee anything.

But the $$$$ cost of RG3 is more than offset by not having to pay 2013/2014 1st rd picks and the 2012 2nd.

What I would do in regards to the Texans FA is, say Rick has 12 mil to play with, sign Reed for 6 mil. Then sign Dumervil for 8mil. Cut A.Smith saving 6 mil and draft a DE or NT with in rds 1/2 and use the 4 mil in savings from cutting A.smith to sign draft picks. This requires thinking outside the box. so with Rick you know it will never happen.
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Yep, it doesn't graruntee anything.

But the $$$$ cost of RG3 is more than offset by not having to pay 2013/2014 1st rd picks and the 2012 2nd.

What I would do in regards to the Texans FA is, say Rick has 12 mil to play with, sign Reed for 6 mil. Then sign Dumervil for 8mil. Cut A.Smith saving 6 mil and draft a DE or NT with in rds 1/2 and use the 4 mil in savings from cutting A.smith to sign draft picks. This requires thinking outside the box. so with Rick you know it will never happen.
Yup that sure is some out of the box thinking. Only you and 50 other people on a football MB have come up with the same plan. I am sure none of the guys down on Kirby have considered such earth shattering concepts. Have you e-mailed your insight to them?
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Yep, it doesn't graruntee anything.

But the $$$$ cost of RG3 is more than offset by not having to pay 2013/2014 1st rd picks and the 2012 2nd.

What I would do in regards to the Texans FA is, say Rick has 12 mil to play with, sign Reed for 6 mil. Then sign Dumervil for 8mil. Cut A.Smith saving 6 mil and draft a DE or NT with in rds 1/2 and use the 4 mil in savings from cutting A.smith to sign draft picks. This requires thinking outside the box. so with Rick you know it will never happen.
I'm not so sure that RG III will be able to offset the cost of his acquisition.
Remember the two first rounds weren't the only thing.

At this moment, the Redskins are cap-trapped to be able to make any FA move to improve their porous secondary.
2nd and 3rd draft picks at the spots they are picking will not be able to make a difference (on the average) in the first couple of years.

By the time they have some cap room, they have to deal with replacing the receiving corp; and then the LBs, and so on.

If RG III doesn't make use of his legs, he's not worth as much; but there's always a risk of injury.

The only thing that helped them last year was that the Cowboys were also in jeopardy the same way and the Eagles simply imploded.

Had the Eagles played the way they were supposed to, thebRedskins wouldn't have won the division.

And the odds is that the Giants will fare better this year; so, yeah, I think it's going to be difficult for the Redskins to make the play-off this year.
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Yup that sure is some out of the box thinking. Only you and 50 other people on a football MB have come up with the same plan. I am sure none of the guys down on Kirby have considered such earth shattering concepts. Have you e-mailed your insight to them?
Nope, I really dont care what they do. As a fan remember it's Bob's team and that business always comes 1st.

Why dont you give Rick a hand down on Kirby. I'm sure they could use someone as wise as you to help them out. BoB would probably give you a halftime salute on the field.
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I'm not so sure that RG III will be able to offset the cost of his acquisition.
Remember the two first rounds weren't the only thing.

At this moment, the Redskins are cap-trapped to be able to make any FA move to improve their porous secondary.
2nd and 3rd draft picks at the spots they are picking will not be able to make a difference (on the average) in the first couple of years.

By the time they have some cap room, they have to deal with replacing the receiving corp; and then the LBs, and so on.

If RG III doesn't make use of his legs, he's not worth as much; but there's always a risk of injury.

The only thing that helped them last year was that the Cowboys were also in jeopardy the same way and the Eagles simply imploded.

Had the Eagles played the way they were supposed to, thebRedskins wouldn't have won the division.

And the odds is that the Giants will fare better this year; so, yeah, I think it's going to be difficult for the Redskins to make the play-off this year.
Yep, without a healthy RG3 I doubt the Skins make the playoffs. Shannys use of RG3 was stupid at best and criminal at worse.

Mara really put it to the Skins as well, collusion in the NFL pays. The Skins can overcome this by drafting well and taking some chances on Mathieu/Rodgers type guys. Kinda like the Rams did with Jenkins/Johnson last yr.
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Yeah, I was just going to say that the penalty going away will by itself create $18 Million of cap room for 2014. The total salary cap penalty was $36 Million split 50/50 between 2012 and 2013.
After Vinny's post, I spent a few hours reading about the Skins, checking out their players, their contracts, and their future cap spaces.

They will be tight for at least a couple of years.
But the best thing may happened to them there, because it forces them to make do. Some lesser guys will be given opportunities and they might step up.

Their FO learns a lesson and they will be spending more wisely (doing more leg work ; ie. spend more time to hone their trade a little harder than they already have - that's pretty normal with most people, I think.)
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Yep, without a healthy RG3 I doubt the Skins make the playoffs. Shannys use of RG3 was stupid at best and criminal at worse.

Mara really put it to the Skins as well, collusion in the NFL pays. The Skins can overcome this by drafting well and taking some chances on Mathieu/Rodgers type guys. Kinda like the Rams did with Jenkins/Johnson last yr.
Maybe the pressure of DC affects his normal thinking.
He probably needs the fresh Colorado air to clear his mind.
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Well, it's just reality... Before anybody wants a big FA acquisition.

We can restructure a couple contracts (at most) to get some $6-8M (at the risk of having cap problem when we need to resign Cushing, Watt, KJax.

If you want to win now at all cost, it will come back and bite us the next few years.

I don't expect the Texans to make a big splash in FA; perhaps just two or three mid-level guys.
Then in reality we need to be projecting our payroll through the next 3 years & consider the additional cost of signing players this year.

The cap space we have right now only affects right now. Players like Antonio, Wade Smith, & OD will be coming off the books, or change over the next three years. IMO, unless you have that information, or at least a pretty good idea, it doesn't make sense to say, "We can't sign so & so now because we have to lock up Watt in the future."

& just like any other player, there is a line where Watt will be too much. That needs to be decided over the next couple of years, but Watt will have to want to be here, because where ever that line is, he'll be able to get more from a more desperate team.
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Then in reality we need to be projecting our payroll through the next 3 years & consider the additional cost of signing players this year.

The cap space we have right now only affects right now. Players like Antonio, Wade Smith, & OD will be coming off the books, or change over the next three years. IMO, unless you have that information, or at least a pretty good idea, it doesn't make sense to say, "We can't sign so & so now because we have to lock up Watt in the future."

& just like any other player, there is a line where Watt will be too much. That needs to be decided over the next couple of years, but Watt will have to want to be here, because where ever that line is, he'll be able to get more from a more desperate team.
Dutch did a little study; and I checked out some numbers as well.
I think we should be fine unless something extra-ordinary happens.

Some of the important points:

Antonio Smith is taking up $9.5 in cap space.
When his contract is up, we should be able to use that money to find a competent replacement (may be even a better, younger talent.)

Cushing is taking up nearly $5M in cap space.
It shouldn't take a whole lot more to re-up him unless he blows up this season, which would mean less needs for high-paying players around him.

For every player that will see an increase in cap, there's one that we're on the way to phase out due to their age or performance level.
Assuming we replace Wade Smith with a young guard (Jones of Brook) in 2014, for example.

O.D. will never get more than what his cap hit is at the moment.
Manning and Joseph can be replaced with the money that their cap hits are right now (among the top at their positions.)

The key for us is to keep hitting in the draft such that we stay ahead of the curve. The better we do in the draft, the more chance we have to replace people when their contract require a significant raise, or the level of cap hit rises close to the red level.

For example, if we can replace Schaub with either Keenum or Yates in 2014, we will spare changes to keep.
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With McCain and now Reed being signed, as things stand, we can't have any more than about $3.5 million left under the cap. Somebody better get moving on wheeling and dealing somewhere.
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