Originally Posted by jterrell
Miles had 2 games last year where he was not "present". Both Washington games.
He had zero catches for zero yards.
In the final EIGHT games of the season he had two or fewer catches four times.
He had just over 300 yards receiving the second half of last season.
Miles cost us a roster spot and a LOT of money.
Knox isn't a replacement for Miles so much as a cheap looksie player. Much like we took Marc Columbo off the Bears scrap heap initially. You need cheap talent. You don't pay Knox any crazy 8 million. You pay him about 1m with a lot of incentives that allows you to control his rights for a couple seasons or release him for a very mild cap hit at the end of training camp.
If we declare Miles a June 2nd cut he saves us ~6M in 2013 cap space.
[View Full Quote]That would be the 8th highest cap figure in 2013 if we used it to sign someone. We could have Spencer back for that cap cost in 2013.
Can Knox even play? That injury looked bad.
I'm sure they will ask Miles to restructure and if not, money has never been an issue. Stephen has even said so. Every year, us fans say the same thing "we are in cap hell". If they want a player, they will find a way to get a player.
I'm not a big Miles fan at all, but unless we have a good replacement, I don't cut him. I don't think Knox is that replacement.