Originally Posted by johnnysd
Can you negotiate a cap hit down?
Sanchez counts like 13 against the cap and 17 if he is traded or released.
So $4M dead money stays no matter what.
Can they go to him and say we are going to release you. I dont think next year is guaranteed so they can say we will give you another $4M or something like that and make you a free agent.
Is that legal in the NFL?
This is not my specialty but his salary is guaranteed next year in the neighborhood of 8.5 to 10 million against the 2013 cap... However, I think if they released him in June 2013, they can absorb that cap hit over 2 years...2013 and 2014...