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Cut Delhomme

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So I hear that the Panthers are considering cutting Delhomme to save money (no links). Is it possible to cut him and resign him for far less? I would feel more comfortable with a veteran somewhere in the depth chart that knows our system. Even if he needs to clear wavers or something, I'm sure that won't be a problem (excluding maybe the browns?). Sorry to start a new thread about this, just curious.

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didn't John Clayton JUST say on ESPN that he still thinks (based on what he's heard) that Delhomme will be the starter in week one next year?

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didn't John Clayton JUST say on ESPN that he still thinks (based on what he's heard) that Delhomme will be the starter in week one next year?

John Clayton is an idiot. So is the person who told the OP that.

On a different note, John Clayton looks like Gollum.

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knowing the system should not be the reason to keep Delhomme. That's just idiocy. Using that logic, we should've kept Weinke. He knew the system.

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cutting jake wouldn't save money.

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Would all depend on whether or not there is a cap... if there is a cap then cutting him would cause some pretty serious cap implications for us (most specifically a ton of dead money counting against our cap). If there is no cap, then we could cut him with much less of a financial penalty. Teams in general are expected to do quite a bit of "salary dumping" if there is no cap this year, it's a chance to clean the books without the cap implications.

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but what if we cut him and someone else signed him away from us????

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but what if we cut him and someone else signed him away from us????

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Look, Delhomme renegotiated last year to help us stay under the Cap. He took a hit to his pay before the year started, but it also came with the caveat that we would pay him millions this year, no matter what.

So, he has a disastrous year in 2009, and we're still on the hook for his millions this year. Do you cut him? No. His impact against the cap (should there be one) is the same either way. His real dollar cost will be the same, either way. So, you keep him on the team at second string QB.

Why? Well, it wouldn't make any financial sense to cut Delhomme and then try to pick up an experienced back-up for Moore... in effect paying double. What's more, Delhomme could come in as a back up at a moment's notice, since he knows the system and the players. In addition, he can mentor Moore in the system and the players, improving Moore's chances, something no one else will be able to do from the #2 QB position.

And lastly, if he comes into a game off of the bench, he could show that he has his game back and we'd be in good shape.

Cut him and well, might as well just set a few million dollars on fire. A few disgruntled fans could dance around the flames and feel vindicated. Yeah, that'd be a good idea.

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