Texan free agent projections

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  1. badboy

    badboy Site Contributor

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    Current savings (known):
    Eric Winston: $4.5m salary (cap not found)
    Mike Brisiel: $1.4m cap
    Demeco Ryans:$5.9m cap
    Andre Johnson: $4.5m contract adjustment
    Jacoby Jones: $2.5m

    Total: $18.8 million rounded to $19m

    Significant FA signings:

    Bradie James $.9million
    ALan Ball: undisclosed

    I'm projecting both make roster but salary is not accounted for.

    Free Agents after 2012 season:current salary, projected and difference

    *Conner Barwin: $.9million; $6million = $5million needed
    *Matt Schaub : $7million; $12m-$15. = $5-$8m
    Duane Brown: $2.7million; $10m-15m= $7- $12m
    Rashad Butler: $1.3million; $4m = $2.7m
    Shaun Cody: $2 million; $4m= $2m
    Antoine Caldwell: $.6m; $2m = $1.4m
    * Barwin may be about $2m low & Schaub $2m high so it's a wash.

    Total: minimum= $23 million needed
    maximum= $31m

    Plausible cuts after 2012:
    Antonio Smith: $5.5m replacement= Jared Crick
    Wade Smith: $2m replacement= Brooks
    Shaun Cody: $2m replacement Mitchell/Fangupo
    Antoine Caldwell: $.6m replacement=Shelley Smith/Gardner
    Rashad Butler: $1.3m replacement= Derek Newton
    Chris Myers: $3.5m (2013) replacement= Ben Jones

    Highest total: $14.9m

    Needed to sign all @ Maximum projection: $31m minus known savings $19m= $12m. Then: Plausible maximum cuts of $15m (rounded)= $16million

    Savings of $4 million. (Myers imo should not be cut).

    Cushing is not re-signed early and is addressed 2013. However any money saved in first group of FA re-signed should be used to negotiate early with Cush.
     
  2. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    It appears you are using averaged over the lifetime of the contract's total value numbers. The numbers in the early years of the contracts will be lower.

    FYI - Schaub's cap hit this year is basically $1 mil from original signing bonus, $3.33 mil from option bonus, $7.7 mil in salary and roster bonus this spring = $12.03 mil
     
  3. badboy

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    Please provide your link so I can compare to sources I used. At least you did not call me deranged.
     
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    The Pencil Neck Subscribed Contributor

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    Dude.

    You're deranged.
     
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    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    Just google Matt Schaub Rotoworld and you will find the contract details.

    When he originally signed there was a signing bonus of $7 mil on a potential 7 year contract - prorates to $1 mil per year.

    After year 4 he received an option bonus of $10 mil with 3 years remaining - prorates to $3.33 mil per year.

    This year he received a $500k roster bonus in March and I assume will receive his $50k workout bonus.

    Then base salary of $7.15 mil.

    I didn't plan on hounding you about your draft mania.
     
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    Man, the NFL needs to raise the dang cap sooner.
     
  7. badboy

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    Uh, that is one of my sources:
    3/21/2007: Signed a six-year, $48 million contract. The deal included a $7 million signing bonus and a $10 million option in the fourth season. 2012: $7.15 million (+ $500,000 roster bonus due 3/17 + $50,000 workout bonus), 2013: Free Agent

    FYI, my understanding is the $10 million was not prorated but paid and counted against cap year he received it.
     

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