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News: 2009 Cap Update -- $4,247,329 under under (12/8/09) - Post #229

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by AdamJT13, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    2010 at this moment is an uncapped year. The whole point is to dump salary in it if its uncapped. If the nfl and union agree to a cba and its capped then Jerry will redo those deals and spread the hits out proportionately.
  2. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Update (11/01/09) -- After DeMarcus Ware's contract extension, we're now $2,762,093 under the cap.

    Because this currently is the "Final Capped Year," we have to make sure we can cover any NLTBE incentives that our players might earn this season. The only two NLTBE incentives out there are Bobby Carpenter's $1.895 million playing-time incentive and Montrae Holland's $250,000 incentive (probably also for playing time). So we'll have to see if either of them get thrust into the starting lineup because of injuries. Carpenter has been playing more, but he's still well below the playing time he'd need to earn his incentive (by rule, it has to be at least 45 percent, so that's probably what it is).

    I wouldn't expect to see any other extensions before the final week or two of the regular season, by which point we should know whether Carpenter has a chance to earn his incentive. If not, we might try to extend or renegotiate someone's contract in order to use up every last bit of cap room, just in case a new CBA extends the cap into 2010.
  3. NorthTexan95

    NorthTexan95 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Adam. You rock!
  4. TheRat

    TheRat The Silly Willy

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    If they do what will be our cap space after this season?
  5. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    It depends on what the cap is and what we do with all of our contracts. Right now, they're structured to maximize the "cap hit" in 2010, since there is no cap for 2010. If the cap is extended, though, the contracts are designed to be easily restructured to lower the cap hits.
  6. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Sounds great, thanks for the update Adam.
  7. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Adam,

    You truly are an amazing guy. I don't think we can ever, adequately, thank you for all of the good information you provide us.

    Thank you Adam.
  8. kowboyMarlon

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    Why would we need to let spears go? If next year is indeed uncapped, Spears, Hatcher and Carpenter all would be RFA because they would have less than 6 years of service, and also they are still on their rookie deals. Why couldn't we simply put a 1 year tender on each as we did with Bowen, Austin, Proctor, and Hurd this year. All got 1.545 Million on a 1 year deal.
  9. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Update (12/8/09) -- We finally had Greg Ellis' $1.5 million guarantee taken off the books and are now $4,247,329 under the cap. That means that even if Bobby Carpenter and Montrae Holland both earn their NLTBE incentives, we'll still have more than $2.1 million of cap room. So it's possible that we could try to extend someone (or several someones) before the end of the season, just in case the cap returns.

    As a refresher, Greg Ellis had a $1.5 million guarantee in his contract that could be voided if he earned that much from another team, and his cumulative salary from the Raiders finally passed that mark, so that charge was taken off our cap.
  10. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    So extending someone now saves money? I got to think the order is Miles, Sensy, Spears.

    Dont be shy w/ any new info
  11. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Until the end of the regular season, the proration for any bonus money paid this season can include this season. So, if we give someone whose contract is about to expire a three-year extension through 2012, the bonus would be prorated over four seasons (2009-2012). If we wait until after the season to give the same extension, the bonus is prorated over only three seasons (2010-2012). So, for example, a $6 million bonus on that three-year extension would be allocated at $1.5 million over four seasons or $2 million over three seasons. If the cap came back, that's an extra $500,000 of cap room each season we could save by giving the extension this year.
  12. ravidubey

    ravidubey Active Member

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    Sensabaugh hasn't proved much this year. He's played at a level about what you'd expect from an NFL starting strong safety. We just aren't used to seeing that.
  13. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Right, and everyone here has always been thrilled when our starting strong safety has one interception, no forced fumbles, no fumble recoveries, no tackles for loss, no sacks and no quarterback pressures.
  14. NinePointOh

    NinePointOh Well-Known Member

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    I think that's referred to as a "Bob Sanders hat trick"
  15. TheRat

    TheRat The Silly Willy

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    To be fair he has played with a cast around his hand.
  16. PAINFROMUKRAINE

    PAINFROMUKRAINE Active Member

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    Adam,

    Did Brewster, Williams, and Hodge get split contract salaries ($215 K) for being on IR all year?

    Do you have updates list of our Dead Money (including Injury Settlements) or this Year?

    Thanks
  17. TheRat

    TheRat The Silly Willy

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    I would like to know what our cap will be in March.
  18. SLATEmosphere

    SLATEmosphere Benched

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    Adam, what will our cap be if we release Flo and Ken Hamlin?
  19. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    So now that were in the elite 8 we cant sign anyone w/o losing a FA?

    I think Id just re-sign Sensy and Ball, let Spears walk if hes talking Canty money instead of Igor money.

    Letting guys like Holland, Proctor, Mquistain walk then enables us to get a Nick Collins
  20. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    No, if we beat the Vikings, then we can't sign a true UFA until we lose one. (We can sign any players who get released, though.)

    If we lose this week, we can sign UFAs even before we lose anyone, but only one of them can be for more than a certain dollar amount. If we lose someone for more than that amount, we can sign an additional UFA for the same amount (or less) than what the UFA we lost got from his new team.

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