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#71 carpanfan96

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

What of the optional 3.6 million 2012 carry over money? I posted a thread on it last night.



Puts the Panther's at 12.4 million over the cap (roughly), needing to get at least 5 million under the cap for draft picks, then another 4-5 million under to fill out the roster "right now if the Panther's cut enough people to get under plus FA's they'd have about 20 roster spots to fill.)


So the Panther's need to shed at least 17.4 million off the payroll. The team would need to shed around 21-24 million to get a few key mid level FA guys plus Draft picks and udfa guys in to fill out a full team of 55 players.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:18 PM

needing to get at least 5 million under the cap for draft picks,


Wrong.....

See my post on page two regarding this.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:04 PM

Wrong.....

See my post on page two regarding this.



Let just say that the Panther's are definitely going to need over 3 million for the draft picks even with the top 51 rule and that's before they cut players to get under the cap. They'll have to cut around 6 players to get under that's not named Williams or Beason. Which with the roster setup on the Panther's right now would push that number up towards 4 million that they would need to sign the rookies.

1st pick is going to cost 1.5 million against the cap, with the top 51 rule in place.
2nd pick is going to cost 600-700k against the cap, with the top 51 rule in place.
3rd picks is going to cost around 150-200k against the cap with the top 51 rule in place.
the other picks are going to cost around 20k-60k each based on the round and singing bonus.


around 2-3 million even with the top 51 rule in place. Picks in rounds 4-7 make 480k plus signing bonus with that bonus ranging from 120k to 15k depending on the round. First round pick will knock someone off making less the 500k plus have a signing bonus on top of that. They'll end up making close to 3 million counting both. 2nd round pick will end up making over 1 million dollars counting signing bonus. Those numbers are based on last years numbers.

Now if the Panther's cut 5-6 players that puts players currently making less then 480k into the top 51 making the amount needed even higher.


This year drafted Rookies will earn around 500k or so, with the minimum being 420k, last year the only players on the Panther's making the minimum of 405k was UDFA. The other players earned 480k. The Panther's currently have around 5-6 players making league minimum for players this upcoming season that will get knocked into the top 51 based on cuts.


If you go by last years draft class with a look at the Panther's 2013 roster, all of the Panther's 2013 draft picks after cuts will be in the top 51.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:07 PM

Well done. thank you.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:21 PM

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



Did the same thing with Dan Morgan.....go figure

Best post I have seen for some time...great job!

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

We also have draft picks to sign....so I think we need to get down even more to have room to sign them.


I could very well be wrong on this but I believe that rookies no longer count against the team salary cap.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:03 PM

I could very well be wrong on this but I believe that rookies no longer count against the team salary cap.


Panthers fans never cease to amaze.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:04 PM

Panthers fans never cease to amaze.


Well, I'm sorry if I'm wrong I guess and apologies for amazing you so you can make fun of me to look cool. Even said I wasn't sure.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:10 PM

Practice squad counts too, as well as any gas you might buy to put in a player's car. ANY type of compensation counts.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:45 PM

Practice squad counts too, as well as any gas you might buy to put in a player's car. ANY type of compensation counts.


but credit cards are basically free moneyss!!!!!


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