Your off on that one, Goings, Hackett, and Bridges saved us 4.5 million in cap this season.
Should be 4.5 + 8 + 2 + 1 + 1.5 = 17 million
At the start of the Offseason we were at 108 million spent, with 123 being the cap number.
The cap number is now 127. So we had 19 Million to begin with, counting the Cap increase. So 19 million + 17 Million = 36 Million
Peppers, Gross, King, Anderson, = 17 + 10.5 + 1.5 + 1.0 = 29.5
Which is how I got my Number in the other Thread, of around 7 million in cap space.
I believe How Schefter got his number is from this. Take the three restructures off, equaled to around 4.54 million, take that off of our books, you get us down to 2.4 million and give or take on gross's contract and you have the discrepancy of .5 million, between that number and mine.
I could also be total wrong as well as a few sites, I'm not an expert.
But his post on his blog was around 1:30 - 2:00 and he had to have been calling teams for a while, so it's logical that he didn't include some cut's/ restructures in his numbers because of him having to call everyone to get those numbers.
Those were the numbers I got from an online sourse on Goings, Hackett and Bridges. So I'm not sure if they are right or not. I do remember hearing those moves saved around 4.5 so you are probably right.
As for the rest of your post. I remember hearing that the cap space before the Gross and Pepper contracts/tag was around 9.6 million. You are saying 14 million. Not sure which of those is correct and that difference would also make up the difference in what you are saying and what Schafter is saying.
Something tells me that 1.9 million is what we have right now with everything being counted. If it's more thats great but even if it is around 5 million total that doesn't really change anything as Hurney seems to always want to go into the draft with around 5 million. I doubt we see any FA movement at all until Lucas and/or Peppers is moved.