Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread***
posted at 2/9/2012 12:42 PM EST
In Response to Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread***
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread*** : Here you go found this article http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_football_dolphins/2012/02/nfl-salary-cap-projections-for-2012-season.html
POSSIBLE BIG SPENDERS Teams that have the cap space to make big moves in free agency. Cincinnati Bengals $80,641,237 Tennessee Titans $92,739,765 Washington Redskins $94,351,284 Kansas City Chiefs $95,844,195 Tampa Bay Buccaneers $98,899,458 Atlanta Falcons $100,227,174 Denver Broncos $101,389,121 New England Patriots $101,827,381 Chicago Bears $101,887,741 San Francisco 49ers $102,938,980 Cleveland Browns $103,789,162 WORKING ON A BUDGET Teams that aren’t up against the cap, but need to make smart moves to avoid trimming a ton of players and salaries. Jacksonville Jaguars $107,270,274 Buffalo Bills $108,426,522 Seattle Seahawks $111,742,430 San Diego Chargers $111,960,165 New Orleans Saints $113,358,069 Philadelphia Eagles $113,964,694 Baltimore Ravens $115,670,281 Minnesota Vikings $116,078,422 Houston Texans $116,306,676 Miami Dolphins $116,636,173 Indianapolis Colts $116,773,288 Green Bay Packers $118,001,169 Arizona Cardinals $118,787,639 TIGHTENING THE BELT Teams that will be at, or over the projected salary cap once they’ve signed the rookie class. These teams must purge their roster moving forward. The higher the cap number, the more drastic the cut backs need to be. St. Louis Rams $120,982,904 Detroit Lions $122,760,121 New York Giants $124,735,807 New York Jets $128,092,733 Dallas Cowboys $128,910,735 Carolina Panthers $129,962,768 Oakland Raiders $140,861,316 Pittsburgh Steelers $149,885,537 After taking a look at the early numbers my hope is you’ll understand why the Dolphins can’t do it big in free agency right now (quarterback upgrade is team owner Steve Ross ‘ priority, then discount shopping from bargains) without restructuring plenty of contracts, or cutting a few high profile players. Also, keep in mind the free agent class will get enhanced over the next few weeks as teams try to get their books in order. Those players can sign with a new team immediately, but keep in mind they are usually damaged goods (injury history, declining play, problematic personalities, etc.). G.G.G.
Posted by Pats7393[/QUOTE]
I already posted this story a couple of posts back but yours came out nicer:).
Okay, here is what they are saying in Steeler land:
Excercise and option in Lawrence Timmons and LaMarr Woodley's contract
James Farrior and James Harrison
to get cut.
Brian McFadden and William Gay
not to be brought back
Release Jonathan Scott and Arnaz Battle
Restructure Hines Ward
Release Will Allen and Chris Kemoeatu
Release kicker Shaun Suisham after June 1
Retire Aaron Smith
So there you go. James Harrison most likely will be in play. He's 33 but still had 9 sacks last year. We shouldn't have to over pay him. Gay would be cheap. There is no mention of restricting Mike Wallace or what would happen if a team tried to sign him away, obviously more cuts would be needed. If we were to go after Wallace, we really bend PIT over forcing them to make rapid decisions and cuts to match. I think it is worth doing on a deal that makes sense to us that we can be happy with if we get him just to put PIT through this agony.