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    2014 Free Agent News and Signings **merged**

    It's about that time of year when teams are starting to cut and sign players. This is a catch all thread for any non Jet signings.

    First contract of note is Riley Coopers deal with Philly:

    This from overthecap.com

    I think most are aware by now of the particulars of Riley Cooperís $22.5 million extension with the Eagles. Cooper received a $4 million signing bonus, a fully guaranteed $1 million salary in 2014, and $3 million of fully guaranteed salary in 2015. He can earn an additional $1 million in fully guaranteed salary in 2015 and in 2016 by being on the roster the 5th day of each respective League Year. He can also earn up to $2.5 million in escalators based on performance.

    To me what is more interesting about the deal is what this might say about the receiver market. The contract itself is very team friendly. In essence this is a two year $9 million contract where Cooper has to prove he belongs as a secondary target. In terms of annual value Cooper ranks well behind Brian Hartline ($6 million) and Danny Amendola ($5.7 million) the two who seemed to be the standard bearers for the secondary WRís last year. His guarantees are about what Amendola received.
    There is little upside in the contract for Cooper outside of avoiding the uncertainty of free agency. If he develops into a better receiver he will be locked into tier two money for the next five years. If this is the type of contract that the Eagles are offering Jeremy Maclin it would explain why Maclin would prefer taking a prove it type of contract from Philadelphia or another team.

    For players such as Golden Tate and Emmanuel Sanders, who are free agents this year, the Cooper contract does little to give confidence that they can move past Hartline in terms of contract value in free agency. Despite the rumored increase in cap room he came towards the lower end of the WR2 marketplace. Odds are thatís a sign of how most teams will be viewing these players when free agency begins.

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    Jason La Canfora ‏@JasonLaCanfora
    Ravens announce the release of FB Vonta Leach and LB Jameel McClain. The moves free up about $5M in cap space

    Spotrac ‏@spotrac
    #Ravens clear $3.2M in cap by releasing LB Jameel McClain; now hold a projected $25.3M in 2014 cap space: http://bit.ly/11qY8DS

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    Quote Originally Posted by sec.101row23 View Post
    Jason La Canfora ‏@JasonLaCanfora
    Ravens announce the release of FB Vonta Leach and LB Jameel McClain. The moves free up about $5M in cap space

    Spotrac ‏@spotrac
    #Ravens clear $3.2M in cap by releasing LB Jameel McClain; now hold a projected $25.3M in 2014 cap space: http://bit.ly/11qY8DS
    I know everyone is saying the Ravens are going to take a receiver at #17, but how can they pass on Mosely if he's there?

    The inside of that LB corps is dogsh*t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sec.101row23 View Post
    Jason La Canfora ‏@JasonLaCanfora
    Ravens announce the release of FB Vonta Leach and LB Jameel McClain. The moves free up about $5M in cap space

    Spotrac ‏@spotrac
    #Ravens clear $3.2M in cap by releasing LB Jameel McClain; now hold a projected $25.3M in 2014 cap space: http://bit.ly/11qY8DS
    Was this expected? Doesn't seem like a lot of savings for two players with something in the tank still, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
    I know everyone is saying the Ravens are going to take a receiver at #17, but how can they pass on Mosely if he's there?

    The inside of that LB corps is dogsh*t.
    They did take Arthur Brown in the second round last year. It depends on who they sign. I haven't really looked at free agent LBs or guys who might be cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
    I know everyone is saying the Ravens are going to take a receiver at #17, but how can they pass on Mosely if he's there?

    The inside of that LB corps is dogsh*t.
    They have had decent success finding ILBs late in the draft and UDFAs. Ellerbe and McClain were both undrafted.

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    Balt fugged up giving Flacco that kind of contract. Sometimes you have to be a heartless realist like Belichick. Their team is on the downwards trend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerfish View Post
    Balt fugged up giving Flacco that kind of contract. Sometimes you have to be a heartless realist like Belichick. Their team is on the downwards trend.
    ProFootballTalk ‏@ProFootballTalk
    Ravens say they might bring Vonta Leach and Jameel McClain back later

    The Ravens have over 25 million in cap space right now, they extended Suggs and are in decent shape relative to the cap and their roster. They haven't had to cut anyone they really didn't want to yet.

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    D'Qwell Jackson schedules visits with Broncos, Titans: D'Qwell Jackson is in high demand ... http://on.nfl.com/1mIYcFY #NFL, #MNF, #Footbal

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    Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter
    Salary cap projected to rise to about $133 million this year, expected to break $140 million next year and $150 million by 2016, per source

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    Quote Originally Posted by sec.101row23 View Post
    Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter
    Salary cap projected to rise to about $133 million this year, expected to break $140 million next year and $150 million by 2016, per source
    That's pretty crazy.

    Suddenly, backloading deals isn't such a dumb idea as it used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
    That's pretty crazy.

    Suddenly, backloading deals isn't such a dumb idea as it used to be.
    +1 totally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
    That's pretty crazy.

    Suddenly, backloading deals isn't such a dumb idea as it used to be.
    True, given all the issues and questions surrounding the CBA in the last few years, the cap has stayed relatively flat and teams have been forced to be extremely careful in how they structured deals. Now it appears we will see the cap grow appropriately year over year.

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    would love to bring in d'qwell the guy has a motor that does not quit

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    Look for another jump if the league adds playoff games or moves more of the Thursday night games to open bid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
    That's pretty crazy.

    Suddenly, backloading deals isn't such a dumb idea as it used to be.
    And Flacco's contract, while more than he's worth, doesn't seem as toxic anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostonmajet View Post
    Look for another jump if the league adds playoff games or moves more of the Thursday night games to open bid.
    Part of the reason the cap is projected to jump to 140mil in 2015 is the new CBS Thursday Night Football deal, that revenue is not included in this year's cap calculations.

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    Dennis Pitta re-signs with the Ravens. 5 years, 32 million.

    Which means it's less likely they take a TE early in the draft

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    Patriots are releasing S Steve Gregory, who once scored on an unusual fumble by a Jets QB. #Jets

    What a douchebag. The BF has nothing to do with the main point.

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    Can't imagine Kerley costing us more than the Cooper deal should we choose to extend him.

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