Re: The top nine cap hits in 2013 are projected to gobble up $65.95 million of the 2013 cap.
posted at 2/9/2013 1:37 PM EST
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
if factoring in the CFL signings, and the raises attained by some of the players, and the PAts keep the draft choices exactly where they are, they have about $14M in cap space available....also keep in mind they like to keep some in hand thru the season
there isnt a creative solution with Brady. there are 3 options. 1) pay him $21m this year and next year. 2) pro rate his bonus this year into next. this frees up $5mil this year, but bumps next years cap hit to $26mil. 3) extend him. most likely this means a 5 year $100 million deal taking him into his early 40's....
I am not sure extending Vince is a good idea with his age and amount of snaps on his body.
Pats have $11mil to $14mil available with 18 roster spots open, and Wes, Talib and Vollmer needing to be signed.
each and every time I try to point out the PAts salary cap predicament and how it is not so enviable, I get shouted down as a Jets troll...fact is, the PAts dont have the $$$ available to sign there own players, and address specific needs.
They had $18.6mil in space before the CFL signings which included raises to other players. The CFL signings barely qualify for the top 51 man contracts so they will essentially replace players like Pryor on the roster and not affect the cap space available. They still roghly have 18 mil which after the draft will end up with about $14mil. That's a ton of space to resign players and add depth players. It does limit them to not target top end payers unless they are willing to let some of their bigger FA's go but the cap isn't much of a concern.
As for those 18 spots really only 4-6 spots are above min deals with 2-3 will be replaced by draft picks. You replace the other 2-3 by resigning players or FA but the other 12-14 players will barely impact the cap situation as they will be min type of contracts
I thought Armstead signed for $500k first year which will count against t he cap.
Franchising either Wes or Talib will be in he $10-$11 mill range for each. Vollmer approx $8mil. Please explain to me how 2 of the 3 are signed for less than $10 million against the cap? That leaves approx $4 mill available for 15 players...with out saving anything for a rainy day.
That does not address another WR, S, DL.
The tag numbers for those three are Welker 11+M, Talib and Vollmer both at over 10M - thats why none of them are getting tagged - you can't use a tag on a RT because you are then paying him left tackle tag value. (same with guards and centers)
You can cut Lloyd but you then have 5M in dead money (that could be spread over two years, but you would still need to replace him with someone.) Same with Gost - he has about 1.8M in dead money if you cut him and you need a new kicker.
As far as RT they do have Cannon Zusevics and Hix as RT possibilities.
They have Ballard in those cap numbers already so probably have a minimum contract 4th TE need - hooman?
They probably do not need an RB - they have demps off reserve, but may resign woodhead depending on money.
They have Larsen at FB but could save 750K if they cut him.
If they get a new WR in draft or FA they might move Lloyd into more of a welker role and let him walk.
I think they do sign a FA CB and maybe a safety, but will be surprised if they tie up more than 6M on the CB and 4-5M on a safety.
Doubt they can afford a premium DL pass rushers DE or DT but may try to find the next Carter/Anderson.