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More movement than normal this year?

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Is it my imagination, or are more teams dumping their older starters this year than in years past? There seem to be a lot of reshuffling of more recognizable names going on than normal. If so, it could be a byproduct of teams dumping salary in reaction to the cap staying flat.

At any rate, it seems like a good year to look for temporary safety help, at least...

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WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!

As far as all the transactions, it's no worse than the NBA.

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It's been talked about a little bit, but you're pretty much right on all points. The cap was growing at a pretty good clip in the years leading up to the CBA, and contracts that were signed before then assumed future growth that isn't happening now. There are a ton of veteran free agents that could be had relatively cheaply.

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It's been talked about a little bit, but you're pretty much right on all points. The cap was growing at a pretty good clip in the years leading up to the CBA, and contracts that were signed before then assumed future growth that isn't happening now. There are a ton of veteran free agents that could be had relatively cheaply.

We don't have the money at the momment to afford relatively cheap good vets.

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Yeah, a lot of teams, including us, planned for the cap to be larger by now. It's not, so a lot of people are getting cut. I mean look at how many free agents that were signed a year or two ago have been cut.

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Yep, a lot of teams are in our same position actually, we've been only hearing about the teams that have the extra space.

At least we aren't as bad as the Ravens going forward and having to cut quality starters already on the team, but we are a step shy of that too though.

Things to look at going forward over the next year for the panthers is that Hardy is in a contract year and next year is the first year that Cam can renegotiate his contract.

For those wondering why I and some here were some much for trading DWill it was because its better to have two top tier DE's then two top tier RB's and I would say right now it will be almost impossible for us to resign Cam and Hardy in the same season.

Something also needs to be done about Beason's contract if he's nolonger MLB because he's getting paid like the all pro he was and not the WLB he will probably end up being.

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I'm not sure I jive with your "at least we are not as bad as the Ravens" statement....for reasons

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You guys should probably get comfortable with the idea we don't sign Greg Hardy to a long term deal.

He might get tagged, but the best situation might be to trade him this season before the deadline for MOAR PICZ

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Market correction...but then you have the outliers like Miami shitting in the ice cream.

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We will try to sign Hardy to a big contract, we just won't guarantee most of it. Giving guys big contracts isn't a problem as long as you don't create tons of dead cap space down the line. If you give it to them as roster bonuses or options they don't trigger until they are due. If you don't exercise them then they don't count against you. We can sign him and end up with a cap hit or less than 5 million in the first year of the contract. Look at Flacco. He got a 120 million contract but his cap hit this year is 6 million.

Someone could outbid us but that is always the risk you have.

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