I spent some time looking over our 2009 cap at inthebullseye.com and have some observations: If we cut: AGreen, Greenwood, Demps, Chris Brown, ESalaam we gain an additional $7.5 million under the cap- that number puts us between $35 and $40 million under the cap. 1. Weaver would actually cost us $2 million to cut him, so he'll likely stay on the team unless we have room after all the moves and they want him gone. 2. We need to sign/re-sign/tender the following players: a- D Robinson- ($4 million) if we sign him to a pretty big deal, it's unlikely that his cap number in '09 will be anything more than $4 million... Winston's new deal last year cost less than $2 million on the '08 cap. In a 4-6 year deal, usually the first year or two of salary is quite small, so you're primarily only being charged for the bonus money divided by the number of years. b- D.Ryans- ($2 million) this would be an extension. Our '09 cap figure already counts him about $1.5 mil against the cap. So, if we tear it up and give him a new one, it shouldn't add more than $1- $2 million to the cap for '09 c- ODaniels- ($2 million) is about the cost of a high tender. I doubt he'd cost the team more than that, even if he gets a new deal. d- KWalter- - ($1 million) he already counting $2 million against the cap this year... So, let's say the redo him and give him 5 years and over $20 million with a $10 million signing bonus.... the bonus will only count the same amount in '09 as he was scheduled to count against the cap... you can figure another $1 million or so in base salary for the first season e- RButler/Dreesen/CWhite/DAnderson/CCBrown ($5 million) we'll bring most of these RFA/UFA back for moderate deals that wouldn't count more than a total of $5 million in '09. So, if you tally that all up, after all that work the team would still be $20- $25 million under the cap. If you figure another $5 million for the draft picks, we still have over $15 million to spend on outside FAs. So, basically, the front office can go after anyone it wants and has very little concerns regarding the '09 cap. And, with Schaub, AJ, Mario, Winston all signed and happy through at least 2011, this team is in a very healthy cap situation for the next few years.