FA Contract Numbers Easy to Misinterpret

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    La Canfora gives us an interesting look into the not-too-apparent flaws within the diamonds.

    Reality of free-agent contracts means that most teams have an out
    Jason La Canfora
    CBS Sports NFL Insider
    March 14, 2014 10:03 AM
     
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    In a somewhat flawed fashion. He reveals the "could be gone" in a year part but doesn't fully explain at what cost.

    For example look at Whitner which he says could be 1 year, $13 mil. Well true that is the money out in 2014. But in 2015 there would be an $8.75 cap hit if he is cut which would be a loss of $2 mil in cap v. playing him. You "can" cut any player after 1 year on any contract if you ignore the cap ramifications.
     

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