Re: Ghost gone!
posted at 3/21/2013 7:37 AM EDT
In response to BostonProSportsLover's comment:
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wow, clearing cap space now i see
$1.395 million cap savings
Nah. 2.5 in 2013 and the rest in 2014. 7 mil total.
K Stephen Gostkowski
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2013 Cap Hit: $3,408,120
Dead Money If Cut: $908,120
Cap Savings If Cut: $2,500,000
Why He Might Be a Salary Cap Casualty: Gostkowski's contract made him the eighth-highest paid kicker in the NFL in 2012, but his 82.9 field goal percentage ranked 17th among kickers to play at least 13 games.
Gostkowski had the lowest field goal percentage in a full season since 2006, his rookie year. He missed two field goals in the 30- to 39-yard range and four in the 40-49 range. Those are both the highest marks since 2006.
Why He Might Not Be a Salary Cap Casualty: Good kickers are hard to come by. The list of free-agent kickers isn't exactly littered with talent. Of the free-agent kickers this year, only Bengals kicker Josh Brown, Chargers kicker Nick Novak, Seahawks kicker Stephen Hauschka, Browns kicker Phil Dawson and Lions kicker Jason Hansen had a higher percentage than Gostkowski. None are likely to leave their current teams by any path other than retirement (Dawson is 37 and Hansen is 42).
of that list, i would want jason hansen! but methinks the new guy will be san fran's old kicker (the lefty).. name escapes me. was a nall-pro just last year and still booms his kickoffs! chance to get it back. ghost lost his confidence, just as he did.. needs a new environment as ghost does. someone will pay the man.
San Frans kicker last year went 29-42. If that's all-pro then Tim Tebow is a real QB too