So what it's saying is gettleman is either a dumbass for wasting all our money on hardy or he must have a master plan like trading, I doubt this myself reading his and riveras quotes about him playing next year, ok it could be game talk to not how his hand yet regarding a trade but I just don't see a trade, it's not common practice, so we restructure CJ to prob $8mil this year backloading the other $8milto next years cap, which is rumoured to rise by another $7-10mil, we likely cut Godfrey and restructure Steve also, Godfreys cut $5.1mil will cover the draft class and we will have roughly $12-15mil on free agency left, as we are at $6mil at this point in time.
A lot of teams tag a player just to give them more time to work out a longterm contract. I think that is what's happening and will happen before June. Then Hardy's cap number will come down for this year giving us more money for other players. with the salary cap going up the next couple years I think we are just going to backload the cap hit for the signing bonus as much as we can. Hopefully you are right about the CJ restructure.
I don't think Gettleman would hamstring our whole cap space for 1 player for just a 1 yr rental. He's about to sign Hardy to a longterm deal so that we have our bookends for a few years together ala the Giants. Just means we HAVE to draft our corners, oline, and WR's well since their won't be as much FA money for those positions. Have to find late round gems like Seattle did. The Giants got 2 rings doing it that way so it can work.