Originally Posted by Dreamers
Yes I am aware but they have the cap room to cut either of them. Check the Cap page we are good. It is not an 8 mil hit it is only a 1.7 mil hit(Pace). We are already paying him the rest. We took about that letting Cotch go. We have a lot of cap room and by cutting him NOW we save anther 3 mil next year. The money adds up if he can't play better then what we have he is disposable. People saying we can't cut him because it would be too big a hit aren't getting the actual #s. If he is useless he shouldn't be taking up a roster spot period. So even if you say 6 mil in space you'd still be able to cut him and spend 1.5 on a replacement easy. Heck at worst with 6 mil -1.7 then we trade for player x make 3 mil(best case not naming names just hoping) you'd still have over 1 mil space with Smith(2mil who is likely not to make the team at this point) and a ton of players that are making over 500k that can open up some room if needed. We have 2 Ks either one save 540k if cut. That is worst case mind you we would still end up with around 4 mil in cap space to work with. You don't need a whole lot of room once the season starts. Unless your still holding onto the thought we are going to trade for a 6 mil a year player which I just don't see.
Smith's injury settlement will count against the cap. A guy gets injured on the field, you cant just cut him, there are workmens comp issues.
The 6 mill goes pretty quick. almost 3/4 mill for a Practice Squad. The you need to hold 1.75 mill in reserve for Landry's incentives, if not the money comes out of next years cap, just off hand I will say there must be another 1mill in incentives on the other players on the team. That leaves 3.5 mill for signing an august cut and a replacement player during the year. Maybin and Sapp were two guys you signed last year. If you want to use that money up to cut pace a year early you can but it will hurt you this year.