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Tampa Bay may be on the verg of sticking it to the Raiturds again

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Stan_The_Man_12, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Stan_The_Man_12

    Stan_The_Man_12 BoltTalker

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    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially have more cap room than Abraham Lincoln.

    Our friends at Pewter Report report that the Bucs have cut defensive ends Kevin Carter and Greg Spires.

    The move cleared out another $9.2 million in cap space, putting the Bucs a full $44 million under the $116 million salary cap.

    One way to use up the current year cap bulge is to use large roster bonuses in lieu of signing bonuses for any free agents that they might sign. If, for example, the Bucs were to sign cornerback Asante Samuel, they could give him a $20 million roster bonus, which would count fully against this year's cap. In turn, he would have significantly lower cap numbers in future years of the deal.

    There's another potential benefit to such a move. Because the Raiders have applied the exclusive franchise tag to cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, his one-year tender will be based on the average of the five highest-paid corners in 2008. A cap number in excess of $20 million for Samuel would force that number north by $2 million or more.
    Given that Bucs coach Jon Gruden and G.M. Bruce Allen used to work for the Raiders, we could see them getting a kick out of sticking it to their former employer in this way.


    From PFT, but sounds logical. I guess Al never figured his CB's salar cap number would get any higher than 8 or 9 M. This latest development means the raiturds could be on the hook for 10 or 12M on one single player. That pretty much eats up most of their cap room right there. :icon_rofl:

    Stan :rivers17:
     
  2. loweezy

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    Yeah, that's because the Retards made him an exclusive franchise player... this means that he can't negotiate with any other teams, but it means that his salary will be based on the top 5 salaries of his position some date this APRIL, as opposed to the top 5 salaries of last year (for non-exclusive franchise players). Non-exclusive franchise players can negotiate and sign with another team, but it will cost the team signing him 2 draft picks, should the team that franchise tagged him refuse to match. Sounds like a no-brainer.... non-exclusive is the way to go.
     
  3. swishbish33

    swishbish33 BoltTalker

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    I hope Al Davis never dies. He's run that franchise headfirst into a brick wall.
     
  4. Skuzzlebutt

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    This is a tactic I want to see the Chargers use more often. I like having cap flexibility, but there is no reason to finish a season with more than, say, $8 million in cap space. We should using that money to sign guys we like to big front loaded contracts so they are cap friendly in future years.
     
  5. loweezy

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    The Chargers use their cap space every year just about. So when the opportunity presents itself, they front load their contract extensions.
     

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