Originally Posted by speedkilz88
How can you not understand this? They set it that way to restructure it. They do not plan to go into the year with an 8 million salary. They will turn most of into bonus. Apparently it is too complicated...for you.
try to use the part of your brain that controls logical thinking.
miles had a base of 1.x mil in 2012. his base in 2013 rose substantially. it remains HIGH for the remainder of his deal. It isn't a one year 12m base like Carr, Ware or Romo. It is simply a base like you'd pay a star WR.
He essentially had a short term deal front-loaded to hit the non-cap year.
That fizzled and we ate 10m in penalties.
But he STILL costs 8m in 2013 unless he is cut where he can cost only 2m.
A contract this size that can be jettisoned for a gran total of 4m is almost unheard of. It is very friendly.
We paid Austin as a WR1 at the high end. He was an elite top 10 guy by salary. He is no longer viewed as such. He isn't viewed as an 8m per year player.
IF you pay him a 6m bonus and lower his cap hit this season to ~4m you will then eat a minimum of 7m to cut him next year.
That all adds up to the cheapest way to handle Austin is with a simple release June 2nd. You remove the entire base salary and split the meager 4.5m you owe him in bonus money.
That is as set up to cut as any star contract ever is.
Follow your proposal to it's logical conclusion.
Tell me what we do with Austin in 2014 and 2015?