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We can cut Deangelo next year and owe him nothing, no cap hits,nothing!


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#25 jasonluckydog


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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:39 PM

I wish we could give DWILL more money

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:44 PM

Would much rather restructure or something, don't want to let the guy walk, but when it comes to D-lo or J-stew?

Stewy all day.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:45 PM

It seems like no matter how many times we discuss how contracts are handled cap-wise, no one gets any wiser.

Here are the facts once again:
  • Bonus money is always spread out over the length of the contract
  • It doesn't matter if you pay the bonus up front, or over several years, it always is divided over the contract length
  • We can cut DWill at any time, but the bonus charge allocated to future years all gets crammed into the year we cut him
  • DWill's contract is back-loaded, not front-loaded
  • When people talk about the later years not being guaranteed, they are talking about salary. You can dump the salary. You cannot dump the cap hit from bonuses.
This stuff is not that hard to understand. If we cut DWill after this season, JR will be saving himself some cash, but the team will have to absorb a $9.6 million hit to the cap. That isn't going to happen.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:35 AM

That, I wouldn't care. It all depends on how well the rb committee plays out. If all three plays well, the FO will have to decides if they want to keep 28 around. If one of Dwill or Stew plays poorly, it's easy, keep the productive one and let the other guy walk. But I'd like to keep stew after next year since the kid is younger. Unless Dwill runs for 18tds again.

But if 34 and 38 both plays great. I say franchise Stewart all day. No one really for us to use the franchise tag on next year but 28.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:39 AM

Would much rather restructure or something, don't want to let the guy walk, but when it comes to D-lo or J-stew?

Stewy all day.

Franchise Stew.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:30 AM

I admitt that I was surprised that we gave D Will such a large contract. But I wasn't mad about it cause D Will has been a great back for us, yes Stew is a very good back and has better hands than D Will, catching the ball that is.

Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng Fum
Stewart 2008-2011 3,500 4.8 67 26 81 702 8.7 55 10
Williams 2006-2011 5,045 5.1 77 38 134 1,057 7.9 41 6

The fact is that we have two of the better backs than any team in the NFL and I would love for us to find a way to keep them both, instead of everyone always trying to figure out a way to dump D Will. Players finally want to play in Carolina now. I think we can keep them both. Cam, D Will, Stewart, Tolbert, Olsen, Smith, LaFell & Gettis.....Wow

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:48 AM

Full breakdown of his contract bonus money (Signing bonus)

21 million dollar signing bonus - 5 million of that in guaranteed salary from his base salary this season.

The cap hit breaks down to 3.2 million per season.

If he was cut now the team would be hit with a massive 17.8 million cap hit.

If he's cut after this season, the cap hit would be 9.6 million (He's due to make 4.75 next season in base, with a cap hit of 7.95)

So the team would lose almost 2 million dollars in cap space by cutting him before next season.

The following season the cap hit moves down to 6.4 Million dollars, his base salary is 5.75 million with a total hit of 8.95 million. The team would save money, but only 2.5 million by cutting him that season.

Now we are down to the final year of his contract and the team would save 6.75 million by cutting him, but would still take a hit of 3.2 million on the season.

So to recap, cutting Williams now = really, really bad.

Cutting Williams next season = pretty bad
Cutting Williams in 2014-2015 = saves the team a small amount of money.
Cutting Williams in 2015-16 = saves the team a fair share of cap room.

Realistically Williams is protected from being cut till at least the 2014-2015 season, but most likely he'll get cut or restructured entering the final year of his deal in the 2015-2016 season.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:12 AM

i'm not sure i understand the excitement over this info.

outside of it giving more leverage to the front office to force williams to restructure/extend his contract after this season, the damage has already been done.

unless he just falls flat on his face, or gets bit by the injury bug...why cut him?

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:36 AM

Who gives a fug about this stuff? It's not our money and it's not our job. I trust the people we have in charge, they do a very good job.

fans are stock holders

and 3 out of 10 winning seasons is not a very good job

If I met my sales quota 3 out of 10 years I'd be unemployed

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:52 AM

My understanding of how a signing bonus is applied to the cap.

It's payed up front but pro-rated over the life of the contract in terms of cap hit. If you cut the player before the terms of the contract then the left over pro-rated years count immediately (with some variables but basically).

The earlier in the contract you cut a player with a pro-rated bonus the more it will affect the cap of the year they are cut but there will always be a cap implication of cutting a player with a signing bonus.

Is this generally correct?

I don't want to and don't think he will ever be cut, but I don't think he should have ever been signed to the contract that he was.....but I've said this a ton and sound like a broken record.

It's not hate for him or worrying about somebody elses money, just a fan who questions a decision made by his team.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:59 AM

Now I wonder why Hurney would have setup the contract that way? Hmmmmm

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:41 AM

Stewart will be a starting in 2013 and I think Williams will be traded for a mid round pick. Stewart is an elite talent and you cannot let him go. Williams will be 30 and past his prime. Easy decision to make.

We wont tag Stewart and have Williams at the same time... Paying almost $25 million for 3 RBs is insane. Especially with Cam Newton under center.

Williams is untradeable at 30 with a big contract