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Old 01-25-2009   #1
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The mock drafts and scouting reports have already started, so it's clear that "next year" is already on people's minds.

And even though the NFL draft tends to get all the attention, free agency can be just as important. If a team has a money to spend, it can turn around its fortunes in just one offseason (just ask Michael Turner and the Falcons).

Obviously, we don't know how teams are going to spend their money, but it's always nice to know who has some cash to spend. The good people over at Draftsharks.com compiled a list of approximately how much cap room each team has heading into the offseason.

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: $42 million. The Bucs have several holes on offense, but they have a lot of money with which to fill them. Does this mean breakout WR Antonio Bryant will be back? It certainly can't hurt their chances of re-signing him.

2. Arizona Cardinals: $41 million. It's almost not fair that a Super Bowl team has this much cap room to play with. With all this money to spend, the Cardinals should be able to bring back Kurt Warner, but will they have enough to satisfy Anquan Boldin (pictured), too?

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10. Houston Texans: $25 million
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With this cap room I would like to see us sign C. McCalister, Page & M. Peterson.

This can be done &is not a pipe dream like Haynesworth, Aso, & Peppers
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Default Re: Who has money to spend this offseason?

I saw the title of this thread and thought you were asking the fans. After paying so much money during the season who has any money during the offseason? I wonder how the bad economy is going to affect how many people renew their season tickets.

On topic though, I heard a report that many sports teams are going to be cutting back in offseason spending because of economic issues.
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With this cap room I would like to see us sign C. McCalister, Page & M. Peterson.

This can be done &is not a pipe dream like Haynesworth, Aso, & Peppers
First, solidify Dunta so he can retire as a Texan.
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First, solidify Dunta so he can retire as a Texan.
After resigning our FA's we should have about 20 mil to spend on UFA's.

The extra money comes from cutting Greenwood, Demps,Green & any other FA's we dont want to bring back.

I almost forgot about our friend Anthony (the cap killer-bank robber) Weaver
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I saw the title of this thread and thought you were asking the fans. After paying so much money during the season who has any money during the offseason? I wonder how the bad economy is going to affect how many people renew their season tickets.

On topic though, I heard a report that many sports teams are going to be cutting back in offseason spending because of economic issues.
Bingo.

The cap is only a ceiling; it is not a floor. Most teams, even when the economy is strong, do not spend all the way to the cap. This is the biggest source of tension between the league and the union. The NFL wants a cap to keep the Cowboys from becoming the Yankees, but the union, citing the reluctance of most teams to even spend up to their cap figure, wants it gone.

Labor issues aside, my guess is teams are really going to tighten their belts (like everyone else is doing). Look at what's happening in baseball: there are some really useful players languishing in free agency because the money has dried up. In years past, these guys would have gotten some really nice deals.
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On topic though, I heard a report that many sports teams are going to be cutting back in offseason spending because of economic issues.
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9...nd-of-cutbacks

I recall a couple of teams having cuts in the front office so I was wondering how it effects all operations. Also, how will it effect a teams ability to scout and find those small school players.
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http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9...nd-of-cutbacks

I recall a couple of teams having cuts in the front office so I was wondering how it effects all operations. Also, how will it effect a teams ability to scout and find those small school players.
I heard that too. I even heard that Dud is firing his hair dresser and is getting Vince to shampoo his grey rug for free. Once Vince finishes his semester at Beauty School that is.
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I heard that too. I even heard that Dud is firing his hair dresser and is getting Vince to shampoo his grey rug for free. Once Vince finishes his semester at Beauty School that is.
Hope its at least a semester in TX.....cause I can't imagine a good beauty school in Tennessee. Sides for that grey rug + being a cheap bastard = paying a dog groomer.
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I heard that too. I even heard that Dud is firing his hair dresser and is getting Vince to shampoo his grey rug for free. Once Vince finishes his semester at Beauty School that is.
I thought he just cut pieces of gray carpet to replace on his head.

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Congress, apparently.

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Seriously though, I don't see why teams that historically sellout would cut costs. They'll have their ticket revenue and the TV deals are already in place. I know they will, I just don't understand why. I can see teams that have ticket sale issues (i.e. Jacksonville or Oakland) needing to cut corners.
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Default Re: Who has money to spend this offseason?

After getting Dunta and OD re-signed I would like to see the Texans go after Derrick Ward, Jermaine Phillips or Oshiomogho Atogwe.

I think Nnamdi Asomugha is a pipe dream.
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After getting Dunta and OD re-signed I would like to see the Texans go after Derrick Ward, Jermaine Phillips or Oshiomogho Atogwe.

I think Nnamdi Asomugha is a pipe dream.
I'd love to get Ward to pair with Slaton but Ward is probably going to cost some mula. Don't see us spending enough to get him.

I'd rather see us spend the money on a CB or good LB like Bart Scott.
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