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Old 12-18-2004, 01:33 PM   #31
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Gardiner seems to be the popular choice, but I have some trouble believing that they will cut him upright. His cap number isn't as large as some other guys who would probably be cut before him - if they don't renegotiate - like Samuels and Wynn.

I have a feeling Brunell will be back for one more year, and then will be cut in June 2006.

If the doctors think that Barrow can heal properly, I feel as though he could be around for another year as well.

The talk of Dockery or Taylor being cut is just nonsense. Both of them are talented young players who are hard workers (Taylor has been good on special teams which makes him practically a lock) - and their salaries are not that large.

Morton's injury, cap number, and lack of productivity could spell doom for him.
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Old 12-18-2004, 01:37 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by CRT3
Wyn ~ Samuels ~ Cartwright ~ Kozlowski ~ Possibly Gardner

Wyn and Samuels present future Cap issues and you might as well offload now and take the hit. The real question is how much money are the willing to spend on Pierce and if so will they let Barrow go?
I have a feeling you are going to see Pierce get around a 5 million dollar signing bonus. maybe a 5 year contract worth 15 million or so, with a 5 million dollar bonus.

As for Smoot, I think he will get something that resembles Spring's contract - probably in the neighborhood of a 10-12 million dollar signing bonus over 6-7 years.
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Old 12-18-2004, 01:44 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by jrocx69


just a guess, samuels and daniels might cost us later down the road, but i dont think gibbs is a big fan of samuels nor anyone else, and daniels seemed way to injury proan to keep on the roster. but i hope we dont cut barrow, he is a tackling machine and maybe this was a fluke year for him.
Daniels' salary isn't too cost prohibitive next year, and considering we may cut Wynn, I'd say that there is a good chance we are going to see him back next year. Remember - he isn't that old and he has typically been a healthy player in his career. Also, I'm sure the cap hit they would take if they cut him next year is a consideration. With stiffs like Barrow and Brunell who are basically going to insure dead cap room at some point, I have a feeling that someone like Daniels may stick around.
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Old 12-18-2004, 01:54 PM   #34
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Basically, I look at the situation like this:

If we cut Samuels, we will save 9.6 million on our 2005 cap, and take a 2.9 million dollar hit on the 2006 cap.

If we cut Wynn, we will save 4.1 on the 2005 cap, and take a 1.2 million hit on the 2005 cap.

If we cut Barrow, we will save about 2.2 next year and take a 1.7 hit in 2006.

And if we cut Gardiner after June, we will save 2.1 and take no cap hit in 2006.

Basically, by cutting these four players, we can save about 18 million dollars on next year's cap, and carry between 5-6 million in dead cap room in 2006 - which isn't so bad and this is good considering that 2006 is when the top 10 salaries all will escalate quite a bit.

Considering the cap will be around 85 million or so, and that we are currently looking at about 70 million in salaries for 2005, these cuts would take us down to about 52 million dollars - almost 33 million below the cap!!!!

I think this would allow us to go out and replace Samuels with a player at half his salary, bring in a solid center, re-sign Pierce and Smoot, possibly sign a quality defensive end to replace Wynn, and renegotiate several contracts to help us in 2006.
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