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Should we sign anyone else or roll the cap space to next year?


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#1 panther4life

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:19 PM

Right now we have 41 players under contract for 2014.

Many of them are not guaranteed a roster spot even this year. Such as:
Michael Avila
Lamont Bryant
Nick Hixson
Nelson Rosario
Justin wells
James shaw
Tauren Poole
Nate chandler
Hayworth hicks
Russell Anderson
Colin Jones
Douglas Houge
Frank kearse
Mario Addison
Armond Smith
Sione Fua
Harkuki Nakumara
Keohloa Pilares
That's 18 right there.
Add in players like Beason, Williams and hangartner who's contracts will likely force them to be cut next year and that brings the total up to 21. ( granted they could restructure and stay).

If none of these players are on the opening day roster we would only have 25 players under contract in 14:
Cam Newton
Luke Kuechly
Star Lotulelei
Charles Johnson
Steve Smith
Jonathan Stewart
Ryan Kalil
Greg Olsen
Charles Godfrey
Thomas Davis
Mike Tolbert
Dwan Edwards
Amini Silatolu
Frank Alexander
Josh Thomas
Josh Norman
Joe Adams
D.J Campbell
Kawann Short
Edmund Kugbilla
A.J Klein
Kenjon Barner

Of course we will not cut everyone mentioned and we should have a draft class of 6 deep in in 14 as well to bring the total to 31 at minimum. Bottom line is we will have roughly 15-22 roster spots to fill for 2014.

For comparison we let 9 free agents walk this year and cut 3 others. We basically replaced those 12 with
7 free agents from other teams and our 5 draft picks.

I'm just wondering if we are better off carrying over any unused cap space from this year to provide us more flexibility in free agency next year.

Thoughts?

#2 Cracka McNasty

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:26 PM

what if we keep the cap space open this year to carry it over to next year... then release Williams or Beason to alleviate some of the cap hit?

 

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#3 Mr. Scot

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:34 PM

If they do pick up anyone else this year, it'll likely be on a one year deal (like the others). Thus, no bearing on next season.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:35 PM

If they do pick up anyone else this year, it'll likely be on a one year deal (like the others)


I agree with that notion, I'm just thinking in terms of taking advantage of the unused cap space rollover rule.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:36 PM

We really really really need a RG.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:45 PM

We really really really need a RG.

What about AE?



#7 O-Ther

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:56 PM

What about AE?

I like that American Hoggers show. Those women are hot and they can tie things up. Just saying....



#8 Judo Thoreau

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:59 PM

I assume the majority of the signings will be UDFA/camp guys. FA signings don't seem likely barring injuries.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:07 PM

I assume we'll pick up a couple of guys cut from other teams (Vet RG for instance?), and give them a 1 year deal to not tie up space for the future. 

 

If we were going to sign anyone to a multi-year deal, seems likely it would have already occurred. 



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:18 PM

I don't see us picking anyone up until a couple weeks before the season begins. I think Gettleman really believes his whole the answer is on the roster thing- if he doesn't like what he sees during camp, he'll pick someone up.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:20 PM

carolina needs Oline help or cam will be running for his life all season.



#12 Mr. Scot

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:40 PM

We really really really need a RG.


You factoring Kugbila in or no?

#13 O-Ther

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:53 PM

Answering the OQ, roll over as much as possible. We'll need it in case we have to franchise tag Kraken.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:09 PM

We really really really need a RG.


this. biggest priority on the team IMO.

also look for a vet CB to be picked up before the preseason.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:16 PM

I really think we need to be better at RG,RT and Safety so I would say improve where we can and hold some back in case of an injury.




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