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Old 02-17-2009, 11:43 PM   #1
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D.J.'s new deal helps with cap
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:47 PM   #2
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Nice. Keeping a solid LB and one less position to fill on defense now that there are sooooooooo many to fill.

This was a win win. Good for him. Good for the team.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:53 PM   #3
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:59 PM   #4
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That was fast.
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:08 AM   #5
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Well, DJ didn't follow SoCal's business advice. Hmph.
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:10 AM   #6
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Well, DJ didn't follow SoCal's business advice. Hmph.
Sure he did. He did not agree to reduce the value of his contract or backload it in any way. Everything stayed the same. No reductions, no backloading, just prorating a 4.5 million payment over 5 years on paper, rather than 1 year on paper. The payment will still be made in lump sum. He didn't give up a single penny either through an express reduction/conversion into incentives or through backloading which is what I wanted because it was what was fair.
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Glad to hear it. With his bonus now spread through the remainder of the contract, if anything - this further locks DJ in as a long-term guy here. Right?
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:54 AM   #8
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Good. DJ deserves his current contract and is our best front 7 player. Glad they got this worked out.
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:24 AM   #9
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This doesn't make any sense at all unless Bowlen is prepared to spend over $30m in cap this season. The cash payable this year in that deal does not change.

Let's hope so.
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:27 AM   #10
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I guess we'll find out shortly. When does FA start?
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This doesn't make any sense at all unless Bowlen is prepared to spend over $30m in cap this season. The cash payable this year in that deal does not change.

Let's hope so.
Sounds like that's what they're planning to do. In a year when many owners are going to be tight with their wallets, maybe Pat and Joe Ellis have given Xanders a substantial cash budget to work with this season. I don't think this means we're looking to splurge on one guy necessarily, but I expect to see us bringing in a healthy number of 3-4 veterans. If we can find possible starters at two DL positions, at least one LB spot, CB and one S spot - we're in good shape heading into the draft to fill the other needs and find guys to compete for the previously mentioned positions.

With that, these past few days moves have made me realize how lucky we are to be getting away with have such a good offense so cheap. A portion of the cap room and actual cash flow has to be allocated towards keeping that unit together.

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Old 02-18-2009, 03:20 AM   #12
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Sounds like that's what they're planning to do. In a year when many owners are going to be tight with their wallets, maybe Pat and Joe Ellis have given Xanders a substantial cash budget to work with this season. I don't think this means we're looking to splurge on one guy necessarily, but I expect to see us bringing in a healthy number of 3-4 veterans. If we can find possible starters at two DL positions, at least one LB spot, CB and one S spot - we're in good shape heading into the draft to fill the other needs and find guys to compete for the previously mentioned positions.

With that, these past few days moves have made me realize how lucky we are to be getting away with have such a good offense so cheap. A portion of the cap room and actual cash flow has to be allocated towards keeping that unit together.
that is why we are dumping these contracts now. get the dead money out of the way, build up the amount of available cap we have so that we can re-sign our own group of core guys instead of having to replace guys every year.
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:59 AM   #13
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As per the article, it will be very interesting to see if Boss escapes the axe.

If they are willing to part ways with Bly (without substantial savings), and Boss hasn't proven to be a very stout SAM, I don't know how he figures as a tough SOLB. I don't even know if he will ever be healthy enough to play.

I guess we'll find out a lot in the next month.
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:07 AM   #14
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Besides Williams' revised deal, the agents for center Casey Wiegmann and wide receiver Brandon Marshall are hoping the Broncos will be amenable to discussing contract extensions this week in Indianapolis. Wiegmann, who is to receive the veteran minimum $845,000 salary in 2009, and Marshall, who is scheduled to make $2.2 million, are in the final years of their contracts.
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:23 AM   #15
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I wonder if Hamilton is being asked to restructure. I think his money is over 4 mill this year.
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Isn't there something that says they can't prorate money from this year into the uncapped years?
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Sure he did. He did not agree to reduce the value of his contract or backload it in any way. Everything stayed the same. No reductions, no backloading, just prorating a 4.5 million payment over 5 years on paper, rather than 1 year on paper. The payment will still be made in lump sum. He didn't give up a single penny either through an express reduction/conversion into incentives or through backloading which is what I wanted because it was what was fair.
Aren't you happy? It appears they had no intention of moving DJ and just wanted to get some of the cap room freed up. They're obviously going to be players in free agency, and this just means DJ gets paid more. Win-win.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:23 AM   #18
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I'm stunned. With the economy, declining ad revenue and mostly likely weaker concession sales I thought Bowlen was going to tighten up. This move makes no sense unless he's got big-ticket plans (Haynesworth? Peppers?).
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:28 AM   #19
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Well, that's good news. Glad to see DJ staying on board.
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I'm stunned. With the economy, declining ad revenue and mostly likely weaker concession sales I thought Bowlen was going to tighten up. This move makes no sense unless he's got big-ticket plans (Haynesworth? Peppers?).
It doesn't mean they have big ticket guys in mind, just that they plan to overhaul the entire defense and don't want to do it on the cheap.

I like it, there are some good 3-4 options out there we can snap up to move forward with. Chris Canty would be an excellent addition for example. And with how much money the Cards are forking over to a now tagged Karlos Dansby and resigning Warner it seems very possible that their rotational NT Gabe Watson might hit the market without too huge of a RFA tender attached. Some good buying options will be available in this market.
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DJ is the man. Willing to sacrifice for the team, time after time.
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This doesn't make any sense at all unless Bowlen is prepared to spend over $30m in cap this season. The cash payable this year in that deal does not change.

Let's hope so.
So when I said he would be asked to restructure I was right. I was also right that not all of his bonus money was gauranteed because roster bonuses you only get if you are on the team.

Broncos clearing cap room without clearing how much money they are giving upfront does seem to indicate they plan on spending this offseason.

Since DJ money was tied to being on team they may have cut him had he refused to renegotiate. Smart move on DJS part because I doubt he would get more then that on the market.
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It doesn't mean they have big ticket guys in mind, just that they plan to overhaul the entire defense and don't want to do it on the cheap.

I like it, there are some good 3-4 options out there we can snap up to move forward with. Chris Canty would be an excellent addition for example. And with how much money the Cards are forking over to a now tagged Karlos Dansby and resigning Warner it seems very possible that their rotational NT Gabe Watson might hit the market without too huge of a RFA tender attached. Some good buying options will be available in this market.
I was thinking about this last night when i saw Dansby was franchised.
So would a 3rd rounder be enough to get Watson outta ARI? Initially, i thought that the very least they would part ways with him for would be a
2nd, but now, i think maybe a 3rd would work. What do you think?
Also, can you believe that Otogwe has still not been franchised?!?!
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