Originally Posted by lonestar
Hoe do you remotely think he is going to take 9.6. If anything it will be closer to 12 a year in cap hit.
Hell he turned down right at 10 a year last summer. IIRC five years for 45+ million. What makes you think he would not want a hell of a lot more?
As far as dj and Mayes yes you lose ten mil in salary. But you
ONE you have to replace both players as bodies not necessarily as LB but I'd guess losing at least brooking, dj and mayes they would add another lb or two to the roster.
So replacing a player is going cost you between 400 to 700 K EACH if they are role players. SO LET'S SAY A MILLION for the two. ( now that could be less if we just get bodies via UDFA. But not much less.
TWO The prorated bonus money has to be deducted from the upcoming cap. If I calculated this correctly that is close to 2 mil between the two.
So now instead of having all that 10 million to spend on Clady you really have something closer to 7.
Now I'm not trying to be him stile here. I just expect that folks be realistic.
If I'm wrong show me where I am. Back it up with facts not pipe dreams.
just a guess here, but $9.6M is probably the cost of a franchise tag.