I believe they could have kept him on the active roster untill the first game and that put him on I.R ...just read the rules on IR candidates.FO fugged up on this one
Big time..just Google it and read and weep
If you keep him on the active roster until after final cuts you have to waive one healthy player you want on your 53-man roster, then IR Gaffney and hope no one claims said player (unlikely) so you can put him back on the roster. That seems like a good idea to you?
What Panthers did is something every team does in this situation. Just the Past being the Pats and saying FU to the NFL-etiquette.
Dwill had almost 900 yards himself and he missed a game, stop grouping them together. Ya'll really hate Stewart and are just blaming Dwill.
Dwill is not producing anywhere near his payrate, specially if you compare it to today's NFL standar of production/money. You can mask it with fancy numbers as much as you want. He had a 5M cap hit last year.
Chris Ivory had 10 rushing yards less than DWill (in 19 less atts) with a cap hit of 1.5M.
Knowshon Moreno is pretty much a young Dwill clone: 195 more yards in 40 more atts. He just signed a 1 yr contract for 3M.
Chris Johnson was just cut "for being overpayed". He's had 4 1000 rushing yards seasons in last 4 years, DWill has 0 in same time span.
The only guy who i can think of being more overpayed than him this past season is Ray Rice and he was much better than DWill in previous seasons. There's only 7 RBs this next year with bigger cap numbers than Williams. You're high if you think he's nowhere near that talent and production-wise.
He wants to keep the money he once signed for although he's not deserving now? perfectly fine but STFU about the team not keeping players who signed contracts this team couldn't afford to give.
BPA is best player avalaible in each team's board when the pick comes. I have no idea why people keep doubting the philosophy bringing up other prospects names when we have no idea how the board is stacked.
There are more than 224 picks each year, NFL draft boards are filled with 100-150 names (teams like the Patriots are rumored to have even a smaller number). There's just no way every popular player with a 1st round grade given by draftniks and media is in every team's draft board. For what we know Mathieu very well could be off the board for Carolina considering his off-the-field stuff.
Green Bay is rumored to throw every defense back under 5-11 off their board. And each FO in the NFL have these type of "rules" when grading players, in one way oranother.
That teams' General Managers like to lie and brag about their BPA philosophy when they could be pushing a prospect based on need? Sure
That we as fans have no idea if our team has truly drafted the best player avalaible (unless you're the Cowboys) and bringing up more known players to dispute the fact that a pick "is not BPA" is a very stupid point? Also true.
I would love to see how many of the people on "fug Gettleman" ban wagon jump back on the "Gettlemagic" ban wagon if the Jackson trade happened.
I would love to see how many of the people on the "trust Gettleman, he's doing what he can with limited cap space and won't overpay!" bandwagon would justify paying 10 million (which would put Carolina over the cap limit) just to have Jackson playing here in 2014.
Desean Jackson could be a good rental type WR. Come revive your career with Cam for a season then go sign the mega-contract somewhere else. He's not as good as Steve Smith but he wants to be paid as much.
What? He needs to revive his career after putting up 1300 yards receiving?
He already has a mega contract, that's what keeping teams from trading for him.
It’s not a coincidence that teams began using the franchise tag on the same day this announcement regarding an increased salary cap was made. The Saints tagged TE Jimmy Graham, the Jets tagged K Nick Folk, and the Panthers tagged DE Greg Hardy.
But franchising a Kicker is a common practice and the Saints really had no choice but to franchise Graham. It’s Carolina’s tagging of Hardy that’s by far the most interesting move to me.
By slapping Hardy with the tag, Panthers GM Dave Gettleman is saying two things: that he truly believes the cap will continue to increase, and that there is nothing more important than rushing the passer.
The $13.1 million cost of tagging Hardy comprises the majority of Carolina’s 2014 free agent spending money. And Gettleman made this decision in spite of Charles Johnson, the Defensive End who plays opposite Hardy, carrying a $16,420,000 2014 cap hit that increases to $17,420,000 in 2015. He did it despite franchise QB Cam Newton entering the final year of his rookie deal and despite the contract of reigning DPOY Luke Kuechly expiring after 2015.
Gettleman also made the decision to tag Hardy knowing that all four starters in Carolina’s secondary—Cornerback’s Captain Munnerlyn & Drayton Florence and Safety’s Quintin Mikell & Mike Mitchell—are current free agents.
The Panthers would gain little by releasing Smith. His cap charge for the year would be $6 million, assuming his is a post June 1, and he is currently only counting for $7 million. The team would then be responsible for $3 million in cap charges in 2015 ($4 million in acceleration and a $1 million credit for not picking up the option). His roster spot would also need to be replaced by someone making at least the minimum of $420,000. What it boils down to is that releasing Smith in 2014 is going to cost the Panthers $9.84 million in cap space and $3.84 million in cash plus a somewhat negative PR situation over the next two seasons.
The best case for both sides is to find a way to make Smith’s contract more reasonable for his age and expected performance level.
From the same guy that has been right all along on Panthers cap number:
The Panthers are following a similar model with their players at this stage using the voidable contract year for the sake of short term cap compliance. It’s a similar method used (or maybe abused is the better word) by the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and, in the past, the Oakland Raiders. The Panthers will need to bank on large salary cap increases in the future to offset the additional dead money or lack of contract leverage they will have with these players.
Carolina arguably has the worst salary cap outlook of any team in the NFL moving forward. The team has around $102 million committed to the 2015 salary cap with just 29 players under contract. Those players do not include QB Cam Newton or DE Greg Hardy, two mega ticket items. Newton will either be playing on the transition tag number or on a contract that pays in the $16-$18 million a year vicinity. Hardy will be one of the highest paid defensive ends in the NFL. So this restructuring of deals is a juggling act the team will likely have to continue to do next season if they keep both players.
So stop acting like these restructures are the best thing ever. It's simple math, converting non-guaranteed money to guaranteed money is good for the player and bad for the franchise. I don't care how much cap it frees on the current year, it ends up bitting your ass (like the Cowboys who we all agree have an awful GM).
I'm hopeful Gettleman doesn't want to do this every year, if that's the case he will let Hardy walk. If he's doing these moves just to franchise/re-sign Hardy then he's doing the same exact poo Hurney did to save face, only difference is Hurney couldn't hit a draft pick after the 1st round to save his life nor he could sign cheap talent if FA.