Salary Cap sticky

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  1. HookemCards

    HookemCards Have at you!!!!!

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    What happened to the salary cap sticky we had?? Did the cards ask you to remove it, or was it inadvertently unstickied in a cleanup effort?? IMHO, it should be a permasticky.
     
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    AntSports Steve Cardinals Future GM

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    I agree. Now I have to go search for it. I was looking for Shelton's numbers.
     
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    AntSports Steve Cardinals Future GM

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    I did a quick search and could not find it. So, from memory, until someone else or Joesho posts it back here. Here's my thoughts.

    The Cards had $6.1M of Free agent cap space. They also had $4M besides that for the rookie pool, so they really had $10.1M of space. I'll leave the rookies and the $4M alone as it's close to the correct number anyway.

    Now,

    Ray Thompson
    Two years left on his contract.
    Current Cap Value : $2,656,250
    Released now: 2,656,250 - (2 * 656,250) = +1,343,750
    Released after 1 June:2,656,250 - (656,250) = +2,000,000 (656,250 in dead money next year)

    Anthony Clement
    Two years left on his contract:
    Current Cap Value : $3,000,000
    Released now: $3,000,000 - (2 * $600,000) = +$1,800,000
    Released after 1 June:$3,000,000 - ($600,000) = +2,400,000 ($600,000 in dead money next year)

    Both Thompson and Clement were cut. I don't know enough about Woods contract, but I'm guess it's min as someone replaces him in the top 51.

    So, Thompson and Clement save $1,343,750 + $1,800,000 - (replacemnt salary ~$600,000) = ~$2.5M.

    So, Current cap space is $6.1 + $2.5 = $8.6M

    If the Cards would have waited until after June 1st for those cuts : $2.0 + $2.4 - $0.6 = $3.8, thats a $1.3M difference.

    Basicly, once again, the Cards will not spend to the cap. Are there any players out there left even worth spending money on? Did the Cards not try hard enough during Free Agency? $8.6M in cap space is a large amount to have this time of year.

    Joeshmo, please update your spreadsheet and create a new thread for it.

    Thanks!
     
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    Cards Czar The Bird is the Word

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    Joesmoe's last update had us at 7.3 mil under the cap...so yes once again we will be well under the cap. If we are an improved team then it does not matter. Depth wise LJ should be kept on the roster. We should be able to extend Anquan this season with out much trouble and take a good amount of his contract hit this season providing he will except an extension and not a whole new contract. The cutting of the upper contracts will help this team in the long run since none of the upper contract players have been doing much for DG team. If we win this season we will be able to afford extensions for key players and we will not have to battle holdouts every season.
     
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    Ok, now with the salary cap page sticked again. I see $7.3 + $1.8 for Clemment = $9.1M in cap space for free agents available.

    Wow, thats a ton of money. Maybe they cut those other players before June 1st so the Cards won't hit the lower cap limit.

    Yes, the CBA does have a min amount teams must spend. in 2003 the Cards almost hit it. My gues at the min that teams must spend this year is $73M. That's about $11.5M under that cap. Cut a few more high paid players and the Cards are there. :(

    Maybe some player of need will be cut? What position do the Cards need? After the draft, I don't see too many holes left.
     
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    Aaron Glen, maybe?

    There should be some other players that can come in and play for us, too. I'm hoping there are some olinemen that are quality guys late in their career that wind up on the squad for depth.
     
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    Dan Neil OG is still out here and would be a good mentor for the younger OL players.
     

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