Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Mar 12, 2014.
Miles is a guy who a contender like New England takes a cut at. The bring in a new vet WR every year. Give him 1 year at $1.5 million with little guaranteed and see if he can stay healthy. If he does, you get a guy who makes plays and if not...you lost nothing.
They need to cut him. If he gets hurt in OTAs they have to honor his contract. You can't cut an injured player without an injury settlement.
Word is he is chained to a tree outside of Valley Ranch and is refusing to hand over the key.
Carolina should make a run at him. Cam has been throwing to Steve Smith and not much else at the WR position since he entered the league.
Not what I'm seeing, he's done & we don't get any money til June 1. That's when it becomes an official cut & off the books. Just like you can give a 2 weeks notice but your employer decides not to make you work your two weeks. They still have to pay you for those two weeks, but after that you are off payroll.
Exactly. It's all team leverage against a player.
I was getting ready to say this. Either New England or Denver for a little guaranteed and see if he stays healthy.
You keep saying that, but when a player is released and designated June 1, he's no longer on the roster and that's as official as it gets. Only difference is that his money comes off the books in June, but it doesn't make the release any less official than if they waited until June to release him.
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BREAKING: Miles Austin pulls hamstring leaving Cowboys facility. Expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
Pardon my ignorance, then why designate him a June 1st cut instead of just cutting him right now? Why would the Cowboys benefit from that?
It really just helps the player get in on Free Agency. But it doesn't help the locker room to have a "Dead Man Walking" around. Plus if he gets hurt in OTAs they have to pay him. You can't release an injured player without some kind of injury settlement that hits the cap. It's better just to get the clean break.
Good move Jerry!
There are also salary cap implications, as well. You have a larger hit to the salary cap if he's cut, but not designated as June 1. When you're designated as a June 1, then you can spread out the cap hit a little longer.
Because unlike a normal, cut being designated a June 1 cut saves the Cowboys in this case 4- $7 million. The NFL books rollover into a new fiscal year. So it can be as official as anyone wants to word it but we do not get any money until June 1.
The NFL essentially breaks up its salary cap accounting for bonuses into two periods with June 1 being the trigger date. When a player is removed from a players roster prior to June 1st all his remaining unamortized bonus money immediately accelerates onto the salary cap.
Miles gonna put that snuggie back on as he rides the pine somewhere else.
They are basically squirreling cap charges away for the draft class as was planned all along.
Good riddance, I don't want this guy anywhere near this team again.