The wisdom of this move is lost in the numbers and the writer's inability to analyze all possible future scenarios. For example, what if Hardy has 9 sacks in 2014? What if CJ restructures his deal? Smitty drops about $3 million off his cap figure? I think there is about $10m to be found by looking into those situations.
The OL concerns me. When I read articles about Bell playing LT because he is left handed, I get very concerned.
and what if flowers bloom out of your ass??? seriously though CJ already restructured last year, doubtful that he doest that two years in a row, also smith is late in his career knowing that it would basically cost the Panthers more to cut him and they probably wont on top of that(not this season anyway).
where are either of these players incentives to restructure? there isnt one, only way they might be able to do it with Smith would be to bascially guarantee his contract and drop the figure by a bit but even then do you really want to do that?