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Everything you need to know about our cap, potential cuts and free agents.

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Cutting Gross right now sounds like a terrible idea to me, who do we have that's ready to step in at LT???

Gamble can go as far as I'm concerned. He's been giving us 75% effort for the last few years and we have some promising young guys on the roster.

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Good info.

Man, I don't see a team picking anybody off of our free agent lists. That is some subpar talent right there. Good lord Hurney.

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We are going into 2013 with a downgraded coaching staff and roster.

Thats all you really need to know. lol

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[quote name='Zod' timestamp='1360255334' post='2127830']
We are going into 2013 with a downgraded coaching staff and roster.

Thats all you really need to know. lol
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Roster....maybe. We'll see.

Coaching staff - other than the uncertainty of Shula (whether he has learned and grown as an OC), our Coaching staff has upgraded at almost every new hire.

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[quote name='UNCrules2187' timestamp='1360251659' post='2127742']
I agree with all your cap numbers except for Nakamura's. Pat Y in his ESPN article a month or so ago said the Panthers could save $1.8m by cutting him:



[url="http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/post/_/id/43821/carolinas-nightmare-cap-situation"]http://espn.go.com/b...e-cap-situation[/url]

Trying to figure out what the discrepancy is. Of course, wouldn't be surprised if Pat Y is just flat out wrong.
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He also references $136M committed vs $131M above. That $5M is a huge difference.

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I still don't know why we paid Beason [b]BEFORE[/b] that injury was worked out.

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[quote name='Happy Panther' timestamp='1360255770' post='2127842']

He also references $136M committed vs $131M above. That $5M is a huge difference.
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I believe the $136m is a rounded number that was before accounting for the cap carryover of roughly ~4m.

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[quote name='Floppin' timestamp='1360255470' post='2127833']
Coaching staff has upgraded at almost every new hire.
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Yeah, except for arguably the second most important and crucial coaching spot on the team. That has been downgraded a good deal. Winning!

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[quote name='UNCrules2187' timestamp='1360255886' post='2127845']

I believe the $136m is a rounded number that was before accounting for the cap carryover of roughly ~4m.
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Ahhh. Gotcha.

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Heres my personal proposal on how we should create room to sign the rookies, resign a few vets and add some depth in free agency. All in all I say we need roughly 25 million to meet this goal.

Ok so heres my immediate cuts(non june 1st designations).

Gamble- saves 8.95 million
Ron Edwards- saves 2.5 million
Gary Williams- saves 1.25 million
Nakumara- saves 967,000

these moves here would save us a total of 13.677 million with roughly another 12 million still needed for the rookies, re-signing's and adding some free agents for depth.

I would also part ways with Beason as a june 1st cut and that would save an additional 3.5 million. Now that leaves us 8.5 million short of our overall goal.

Next up on the list is Gross. I'd get him to restructure. Because if we cut him he gets zip, 0, zilch. Then has to go find a new team and see what they are willing to pay him. Last year Eric Winston got a 4 year 22 million dollar deal with the chiefs. That leads me to believe we can get Gross on about a 3 year 16 million deal roughly. If we structure it right we can save about 6 million off his cap figure of 10.7 million.

That leaves us 2.5 million over where we need to be. I'd look to someone like Deangelo Williams to restructure or face being cut. As I alluded to earlier cutting him is not ideal right now from a fiscal sense when thinking about the future but it would save us 3.4 against the cap if we did it as a June 1st cut. So he could restructure and save us the necessary money or get cut. I'd prefer the restructure route for now but if push comes to shove then we can cut him.

Ok so if my hypothetical scenario plays out then the following players will either be replaced by another vet or a rookie draft pick.

[u][b]under contract currently[/b][/u]
Gamble,Gary Williams,Beason,Nakumara,Ron Edwards and possibly a few other lower tier backups not because of money but because of talent or inability to get on field such as Gettis.

[u][b]Free agents we let walk[/b][/u]
Applewhite, Louis Murphy,Mike Pollack, Gary Barndige,Sherrod Martin, Ben Hartstock,Derek Anderson,Richie Brockel.

[u][b]Free agents we retain[/b][/u]
Dwan Edwards,Jason Phillips, Captain, and Nate Ness.


This will leave us looking for help at DT,WR,0-line depth,Secondary depth/vet leadership,backup QB AND TE via the draft and bargain bin of free agency.

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Great post op

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That's depressing

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