Zod...buddy, I don't think your cap numbers are right.
That said, I'm really sleepy and could be wrong.
When you release someone you accelerate the cap hit and lose the base salary.
Releasing Stewy next season would be something towards a 17 million dollar dead money cap hit.
What makes it weird, is he has a 9 million "Option Bonus" in 2014. So it makes the math a little fuzzy
Cutting Tolbert would save like 300K in 2014. Not worth it for the quality he brings IMO.
I was talking in terms of base salary only. We are going to pay Stewart's crazy signing bonus regardless. It does get accelerated if we release Stewart but its a pay now or pay later kind of thing. No way around it unfortunately.
Remember paying Delhomme all that money when he wasn't even on the team? Ugh.