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    Salary cap #s (25 Aug. 2008)

    [size=12pt]SALARY CAP NUMBERS AS OF AUGUST 25[/size]
    Posted by Mike Florio on August 25, 2008, 8:41 a.m. EDT
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    Re: Salary cap #s (25 Aug. 2008)

    $5.0 is a good number imho, it shows that the team is willing to go out and pay to get (or keep) the guys they think will make a difference, but it also allows room to finangle around any injury or off-field issues that may occur


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    Re: Salary cap #s (25 Aug. 2008)

    "tgorsegner" wrote:
    $5.0 is a good number imho, it shows that the team is willing to go out and pay to get (or keep) the guys they think will make a difference, but it also allows room to finangle around any injury or off-field issues that may occur
    It'll be $5.0 until later this season when RobB's 2008 magic kicks in and some "not likely to be earned" incentive money is returned to the cap.
    I can't wait.


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    Re: Salary cap #s (25 Aug. 2008)

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "tgorsegner" wrote:
    $5.0 is a good number imho, it shows that the team is willing to go out and pay to get (or keep) the guys they think will make a difference, but it also allows room to finangle around any injury or off-field issues that may occur
    It'll be $5.0 until later this season when RobB's 2008 magic kicks in and some "not likely to be earned" incentive money is returned to the cap.
    I can't wait.


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    Has that money not already been included?
    I thought that got added at the beginning of the new league year/free-agency.


    I've been trying to figure out how we got down to $5.0 million, and that certainly would explain it.
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    Re: Salary cap #s (25 Aug. 2008)

    I wonder how KC manages to be 31mil under the cap after paying 15 rookie contracts, and top 5 picks 2 years in a row prior to that.

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    Re: Salary cap #s (25 Aug. 2008)

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    I wonder how KC manages to be 31mil under the cap after paying 15 rookie contracts, and top 5 picks 2 years in a row prior to that.
    Rookie contracts are cheap.
    Free agents are expensive.
    Yeah, you're going to take a $5 million/year hit for a top 10 guy.
    But later round 1 guys are usually less than about $2 million/year, round 2 guys are about $1 million/year, and after that the contracts are small enough that they may not even count against your cap until the last round of roster cuts.

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    Re: Salary cap #s (25 Aug. 2008)

    I thought the redskins were over the cap? I guess they fixed it, according to this list.

    Also, what is the basement number that teams have to be at ($32million under is basement?)? and what date do they have to be at that number, or under the cap if they are over?
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    Re: Salary cap #s (25 Aug. 2008)

    "Overlord" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    "tgorsegner" wrote:
    $5.0 is a good number imho, it shows that the team is willing to go out and pay to get (or keep) the guys they think will make a difference, but it also allows room to finangle around any injury or off-field issues that may occur
    It'll be $5.0 until later this season when RobB's 2008 magic kicks in and some "not likely to be earned" incentive money is returned to the cap.
    I can't wait.
    Has that money not already been included?
    I thought that got added at the beginning of the new league year/free-agency.


    I've been trying to figure out how we got down to $5.0 million, and that certainly would explain it.
    No - that gets re-calculated every year, near the end of the calendar year.
    I'll look for last year's stuff...

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    Re: Salary cap #s (25 Aug. 2008)

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "Overlord" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    "tgorsegner" wrote:
    $5.0 is a good number imho, it shows that the team is willing to go out and pay to get (or keep) the guys they think will make a difference, but it also allows room to finangle around any injury or off-field issues that may occur
    It'll be $5.0 until later this season when RobB's 2008 magic kicks in and some "not likely to be earned" incentive money is returned to the cap.
    I can't wait.
    Has that money not already been included?
    I thought that got added at the beginning of the new league year/free-agency.


    I've been trying to figure out how we got down to $5.0 million, and that certainly would explain it.
    No - that gets re-calculated every year, near the end of the calendar year.
    I'll look for last year's stuff...
    I got the terminology wrong above, it's early and the baby is up.
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