Originally Posted by JamesR
Revis has a $1m bonus due some time in March, but that's not the end of the world.
If you're mainly trading him to get picks, then obviously you need those before the draft (unless the main picks are 2014).
However - trading him before June 1st ADDS another $3m to his cap number for 2013 ... if you do this it limits even more what we can do with resigning our own FA's.
So it's a bit of a catch 22 in many ways. Trading him early makes 2013 even harder cap wise, but gets us draft picks this year ... trading him later delays the pay off in draft picks (and also makes them unknown in actual value) but gives us a little more wiggle room this year cap wise.
Sadly, I just can't see a real "win" situation here ... just different levels of "lose".
Cutting him adds $3M. Trading him we do get hit with his prorated signing bonus, but the workout bonus and annual salary will hit the cap of his new team.