If he were going to get cut, they would have done it b4 his roster bonus hit
The only bonus he got this year was a $100,000 workout bonus.
If we dump Mare we will have at least a 3 million dollar hit just from the signing bonus that accelerates to this year if we cut him unless we spread it out over 2 years.
Even if we took it all this year, it's no big deal. His salary is $2,100,000, so we would have to take a hit of less than a million. Spread it out over 2, and it has a positive impact.
If Mare makes the team, it will not be due to financial considerations. It will be because they think he is the best option.