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News: 2007 Season Quick Cap Update (Post #82)- $394,960 - 01/05/08

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by AdamJT13, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    I've been on an extended vacation, so I haven't updated this in a while. Here's an update through last Saturday --

    We're $13,045,204 under the cap, pending the contracts of Jason Hilliard and Sam Paulescu. If neither of them got a signing bonus -- and they probably did not -- then the number will stay the same.

    Here are the cap numbers for all of our draftees --

    Anthony Spencer $1,040,000
    James Marten $447,500
    Isaiah Stanback $405,625
    Doug Free $391,250
    Nick Folk $312,000
    Deon Anderson $308,062
    Courtney Brown $300,525
    Alan Ball $296,162

    Update (8/30/2007) -- After this week's cuts, we are $13,077,504 under the cap.

    A few notes --

    -- Jim Molinaro got an injury settlement of $132,700.

    -- Jamaica Rector was waived/injured and cleared waivers, so he reverted back to our injured reserve list. He had a split salary, so his base salary has been cut to $205,000. We still could reach an injury settlement and release him from IR.

    Update (9/6/07) -- After getting down to our 53-man roster and signing a practice squad, we're $12,818,304 under the salary cap, pending the injury settlements for Martin Gramatica, Jamaica Rector and Jackie Battle.

    Gramatica and Rector are on our Injured Reserve list right now, so their salaries are counting against our cap. Their injury settlements should be far less than their salaries, so we should gain cap room when we give them their settlements and release them from IR. Battle has gotten his settlement, but I haven't seen the amount yet.
  2. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    Vacation!!! How dare you.


    J/K. Thanks for your work on this. Hope that you did have a great time.
  3. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Stephen Jones is doing a fantastic job with managing our cap
  4. noletime95

    noletime95 Well-Known Member

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    Adam,

    When you get a chance, please provide the details of the contracts for our draft choices. Thanks.
  5. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    I was on vacation when they signed, and I figured all of the details had been reported. Here you go --

    Anthony Spencer -- Five years, $7.353 million total, no signing bonus, $3.72 million option bonus and a $1.647 million NLTBE incentive based on minimum playing time (can be earned once, in any season). His cap numbers are $1,040,000, $1,300,000, $1,411,000, $1,671,000 and $1,931,000.

    James Marten -- Four years, $2.315 million total, $650,000 signing bonus and a $185,000 NLTBE incentive based on minimum playing time (can be earned once, in any season). His cap numbers are $447,500, $532,500, $622,500 and $712,500.

    Isaiah Stanback -- Four years, $2,147,500 total, with a $482,500 signing bonus. His cap numbers are $405,625, $490,625, $580,625 and $670,625.

    Doug Free -- Four years, $2.09 million total, with a $425,000 signing bonus. His cap numbers are $391,250, $476,250, $566,250 and $656,250.

    Nick Folk -- Four years, $1.773 million total, with a $108,000 signing bonus. His cap numbers are $312,000, $397,000, $487,000 and $577,000.

    Deon Anderson -- Four years, $1,757,250 total, with a $92,250 signing bonus. His cap numbers are $308,062, $393,062, $483,062 and $573,064.

    Courtney Brown -- Four years, $1,727,100 total, with a $62,100 signing bonus. His cap numbers are $300,525, $385,525, $475,525 and $565,525.

    Alan Ball -- Four years, $1,709,650 total, with a $44,650 signing bonus. His cap numbers are $292,162, $381,162, $471,162 and $561,164.


    None of the players have any voidable years in their contracts. Other than Spencer, all of them have an escalator in their final season (2010) that raises their base salary to the low RFA tender as long as they participate in at least 85 percent of the offseason workouts every offseason. All but Spencer also have clauses that would lower some of their base salaries if they miss all or parts of certain seasons because of injuries.
  6. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    Adam, can you provide an update now that the 53 man roster is set; at least for the time being. I personally think we will see 2 or 3 more changes between now and the 2nd week of the season.

    Thanks in advance.
  7. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    Thanks so much, Adam!
  8. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Thanks Adam for all the important cap implications, you do a great job man!
  9. sago1

    sago1 Active Member

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    Considering Spencer's our starter at OLB in place of Ellis who probably won't see the playing field until end of September INL bet he gets his incentive bonus and probably also the option bonus. Surprised he didn't get a SB but assume the large option bonus offsets it somehow.
  10. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    adam you are the man. just a question though, is'nt it kinda odd that a 1st rnd pick gets no signing bonus? don't see that often.
    kid must have some change left over from his college days.lol
  11. dogunwo

    dogunwo Waves that make you sea-sick

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    I was wondering the same thing
  12. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Very few first-round picks get signing bonuses anymore (only four of 32 did last year). They almost always get a roster bonus in the first year and an option bonus in the second year.

    Spencer got a $755,000 roster bonus this year, which is why his cap number is $1.04 million.
  13. PAINFROMUKRAINE

    PAINFROMUKRAINE Active Member

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    Adam,

    I thought I read somwhere that Steve Franklin received an Injury Settlement? If this is true, do you know the amount of the settlement?
  14. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    It was widely reported that Franklin got an injury settlement, but neither the Cowboys nor the NFL waiver wire listed his release as such, and he's not counting against the salary cap.

    It's possible that his "settlement" involved only preseason pay, which wouldn't count against the cap (preseason pay is considered a benefit, not salary). I've never heard of that happening, and I don't even know if the NFL allows it, but that's the only type of settlement he could have gotten.
  15. PAINFROMUKRAINE

    PAINFROMUKRAINE Active Member

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  16. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Quick update (9/11/07) -- Jackie Battle's injury settlement was for $44,706, which leaves us $12,773,598 under the cap, pending any settlements for Gramataica and Rector.
  17. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Update (9/19/07) -- After releasing Nate Jones, signing Tank Johnson and releasing Jamaica Rector from injured reserve with a settlement ($24,118), we are $12,981,785 under the cap.

    That could change later today if Johnson goes on the reserve/suspended list and we sign someone else to the 53-man roster. If it's Jones, it will be interesting to see if we give him his old salary ($850,000) or his minimum salary ($510,000). He signed an RFA tender this past offseason, which meant he got more than the minimum salary for his experience. That might be what deters another team from claiming him off waivers -- they could wait until he clears waivers and try to sign him for less money.

    As far as Tank Johnson's contract, he'll make $30,000 for each week he is on our 53-man roster this season, and he has a $605,000 base salary next season. He also has a $306,250 roster bonus next season, a $45,000 workout bonus and $400,000 in incentives.
  18. Wulfman

    Wulfman Unofficial GM

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    Hey Adam,

    I'd be interested in the length of contracts of the players on the roster, if you have it. Most of the higher profile ones I know, but am trying to keep track of when folks will be eligible for restricted free agency or unrestricted free agency over the next couple of years--especially some of our younger guys and guys further down the depth chart. If you don't want to post it here, feel free to send me a PM.

    Thanks!
  19. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    I'll post the list -- before tomorrow morning, hopefully.
  20. KD

    KD Active Member

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    http://www.rotoworld.com/Content/Depth_NFL.aspx?sport=NFL

    They are usually on the money. Click on any player, then click on contract details.

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