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So after all the news today it seems that we are going to clean house so with that what players do you think will be gone next year?

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Depends on the new GM and his theory on team development and cap management. COuld very well be our top paid guys unless they want to restructure big time. CJ, D-Will, etc.

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I'll be shocked if DeAngelo is back next year.

I think there's a good chance that Smitty will retire.

A new GM may decide that Beason's contract isn't worth keeping around, especially if Kuechly keeps developing well.

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The trouble is that the contracts are structured with massive signing bonuses that can make it even more costly to cut/trade a player than to keep them. It's a tough spot to be in and one that doesn't have an easy solution.

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I think DWill is gone, Beason maybe and another maybe is gamble CJ stays because who are we gonna replace him with?

Outside of that its anyone's guess

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You know i didnt even think about that if you are smitty and we let you go or try to trade you do you just retire? or do you put in the work and learn a new playbook at his age.

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Depends on the new GM and his theory on team development and cap management. COuld very well be our top paid guys unless they want to restructure big time. CJ, D-Will, etc.

The first place to look is at the big contracts and Nakamuri I hope.

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Hardy

Williams

Nakamura

Munnerlyn

Maybe

Beason

Gettis

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The trouble is that the contracts are structured with massive signing bonuses that can make it even more costly to cut/trade a player than to keep them. It's a tough spot to be in and one that doesn't have an easy solution.

Not DeAngelo's. It's structured that we can cut him after this year and owe him nothing.

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CJ is looking to be a cancer and may be eradicated.

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For example, DeAngelo Williams (since I know that's a common one people will bring up) would have a $9.6 million cap hit if released or traded this offseason as his signing bonus accelerates. That's slightly more than if we keep him, although it does free up a significant amount in the future. It's really going to take a year or two for the team to be in a good situation cap wise.

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I suspect both DWill and Beason will be designated as post June 1st cuts to spread the hit out over two years.

As to others, we'll probably see a big shakeup on the O-line, with guys like Hangman gone and Gross offered a restructure with a paycut quietly implemented.

Godfrey is probably in trouble as well. Gamble will be offered a reasonable restructure to lessen his cap hit. If he doesn't bite, he may be let go, only because he is paid too much, not because he isn't good.

Hardy probably stays on roster but gets demoted eventually.

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