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

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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?

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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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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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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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We really really really need a RG.

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We really really really need a RG.

What about AE?

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What about AE?

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

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

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

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We really really really need a RG.

You factoring Kugbila in or no?

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