Originally Posted by jterrell
I agree with his releases. I question the restructurings as noted above.
Specifically I believe Carr will cost us more in 2013 (by about 2m). Also believe Sensy and OS cost more than listed (4m total).
Add in 10% to the rookie class and 10% to the bottom 6 (another 1m).
I sit at ~10m under the cap AFTER cutting the same guys. ((Tho I doubt we cut Spears unless we draft a guy very high at DT))
if we can't cut Connor because we need the LB depth and we can't cut Spears because we are thin at DT we are in a tighter position for sure.
Let's look at Carr. He is due 14.3 mill for next year. That is guaranteed. We can take 13 mill of that and give it to him as a SB. That spreads 2.6 mill over the next 5 years of his deal (he has a 5 year deal with a 6th year option). That takes his cap hit from 16.3 mill down to 5.9 mill. (I see that xwalker is estimating it a little differently, but we are both basically at the same value). Where are you getting the extra 2 mill from?
Connor obviously isn't staying at a 3 mill base. We need depth we won't pay that much for it.
Why do you think Sensy and Scandrick cost more? Sensy signed a "big" deal that had a small SB and is massively backloaded. The restructure here would save us about the same amount as cutting him (another possibility). Scandrick we likely leave alone unless we really need the money.