At first glance one would think that Ware is untradeable given his contract, but looking closer, I don't find that to bet the case. Ware's salary is about 12-13 million a year depending on the year. His 2014 base salary is 12.25 million. If a team wanted him, they could convert that 12.25 million into signing bonus and spread it across the remaining 4 years of his contract. That means his minimum base salary is 955k in 2014 based on what would be 10 years pro. 12.25 million - .955 million = 11.295 million divided by 4 (spread over 4 years). Would result in prorated annual bonuses of 2,823,750 dollars. The breakdown of his contract would look like 2014 - 3.78 million 2015 - 16.57 million and so on through 2017. But lets say that he was garbage and you wanted to cut him after the first year rather than paying him 16 million. You could cut him for 8.47 million. You could also spread that over the course of two years, which would certainly make taking a flyer on him affordable. Which would be 2.8 million in 2015 and 5.6 million in year 3. You could also give him more base salary in 2014 and ease the pain later. Another option you could do is restructure him in 2014 and keep him for one more year. Assuming say a million for the base salary, you could take his original base salary of 13.75 subtract the 1 million base salary, making it 12.75 million and spread that over the course of 3 years. 2015 his cap hit would be just over 8 million, and obviously it would have a lot to do with his play in 2014 as to whether a team wanted to do that or not. To cut him in 2016 it would now be 14 million. Which could be even split over the course of two years. Personally I think it would be more worthwhile just renting him for the year. The question is how much compensation would an interested team be willing to give up to rent Ware for one or two years? 4th round draft pick? A 5th? Nothing? Maybe those cap hits are undesirable. But it would essentially be a 4 year 52 million dollar contract with a signing bonus of about 11 million dollars, to start off with.