Originally Posted by InmanRoshi
FWIW, Broaddus says he thinks Connor is the only salary cap casualty we'll see.
I would pretty surprised if Spears isn't cut, considering he's got a $2 million base, supposedly degenerative knees and not a clear cut position in Kiffin's defense. Even if it's not a ton of cap savings, we'll have to purge some existing players to make room for additions.
Agreed on Marcus Spears.
A straight release would only save $600K next season, but Spears' entire $3.7M and $4.7M cap numbers the following years.
Using the June 2nd rule would save $2M next season, which could be used for signing the draft class, $2.3M in 2014 and the full $4.7M in 2015.
I don't think Lawrence Vickers is safe, either.
He isn't expensive ($1.3M), but $1.2M is recoverable base salary and for all the posts about poor OL play last season, FB was also to blame, IMO.
Originally Posted by dogberry
If Connor is cut, on the current roster is Albright the leader for SAM?
Alex Albright doesn't have the speed that is so coveted in Monte Kiffen's scheme. That goes for Kyle Wilber, too.
Big 3-4 OLBs don't fit the profile for 4-3 Tampa 2 OLBs.
Both would be two down players only and come off the field for passing situations unless also getting tabbed as Nickel rush ends.
One or both might move back to DE, we'll just have to wait and see.