How contracts work and cap space is far from what this article is about..........its about changing front office philosophy
Guy just upgraded himself from "not very smart" to moron.
I thought he was "not very smart" because this like he say Gross and Kalil and heros for recontructing and helping the team. Without mensioning that Gross is taking a huge pay cut in the process and Kalil is making MORE money in the new deal.
I assumed he at least had checked Beasons contract.
Turns out he didn't (or did not understand it):
"Jon Beason, who is making a ridiculous $10 million a year, "
NO, he is not. Beason is set to make $5,250,000 in 2013. He also suggest he take a 50% pay cut (while guranteeing 2014 at 50% cut too). Only problem is $3,750,000 of the 2013 money is already guaranteed, so there is only $1,500,000 in 2013 that can be taken off the cap regarless of how the contract is changed.
There is no point for the Panthers lower that $1,500,000 in 2013 by push more guarnteed money into 2014, as they want to be able to cut (or at least threaten to cut) Beason in a year and there is already a $8,000,000 cap hit to deal with in 2014 from the original sign-on bonus.
So, the Panthers have not approched Beason about his contract because at this point there is really nothing to do about it from either side.
However, for Beason to take a cut in 2014 depending on how he plays this year is pretty much guaranteed.