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Melton is a Cowboy - 1yr, multi-year club option

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Corleone, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    ACL scared a lot of teams according to rumors going around. Safe to say he would have got a lot larger deal with more upfront money if he never blew his knee out

    Wonder if Spencer will accept something like this, after all he has the same agent as Melton
  2. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    Yes at UT. Are you sure you saw him running over people? He was criticized for not doing that enough at his size. Hence the nickname, Shelton.
  3. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    I didn't realize the Melton was considered a B-level player. It felt to me that he was one of the biggest FA names of the season. But still, I get your meaning... Maybe Seattle wasn't given the same terms.
  4. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    Between 2011 and 2012, among DTs, Melton was second overall in sacks and first overall in run stop percentage. He is not a "B-Level" player.
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  5. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan Zone Supporter

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    Spencer probably won't get anything close to a Melton-like deal -- his knee required microfracture surgery, which only has a 40% success rate at best.
    ACL recovery is about twice as likely.
  6. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    If Spencer can pass the physical then I have no issue with him coming back on a low base with incentives built in.
  7. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Kinda don't understand. I thought, based on the articles posted, that the only Guaranteed Money was 10.5 Million for Hatcher. That's the 9 Million signing Bonus he received up front and the 1.5 Base Salary in the first year. Did the Skins spread out the signing bonus over the 1st two years of the contract? That is not what I read but it would make sense.

    Thank you,
  8. SkinsFan28

    SkinsFan28 Active Member

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    Accelerating the prorated guaranteed money, the cap hit in 2015 would be around $8 million, which unless he plays horrible isn't worth having that much dead money for 1 player.
  9. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Right, I understand that but what I'm asking is, did the Skins structure the contract in such a way as to spread the 9 million signing bonus over multiple years?
  10. SkinsFan28

    SkinsFan28 Active Member

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    No, you are right that all the guaranteed money is paid this year, so from a cash standpoint if he is cut they pay nothing more. The cap proration is why i was saying they would keep him for two years.
  11. MikeT22

    MikeT22 Active Member

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    Hang out waiting for big Jerrah to show up. LOL.
  12. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    The 9m signing bonus is paid upfront but the cap hit is spread equally over the 4 years at 2.25m. Add that to his 1.5m salary and his cap hit is 3.75m in 2014. They technically wouldn't owe him anymore money, but would have 6.75m in dead money.

    His base salary in 2015 is 3m, so you could look at it as a 2yr/13.5m deal(4.5m in dead money for 2016).

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