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.
We paid him the signing bonus, but not the salary.
In terms of saved salary it would be 14 million over 3 years saved, you would save his 2014-15-16 base salaries. You can even throw in cutting him next season to avoid the 9 million option bonus and maybe make an argument you are saving 23 million over 3 years. BUT.....
That doesn't do anything for the 17million in dead money that would hit in 2014. Unless I am understanding this incorrectly Stewart is basically un-cutable (when it comes to cutting for cap savings) until 2016 or so.