Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
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They should offer him a Tom Brady-esque deal...give him his salary guaranteed, up front for this year and add a phantom year or two to the current deal, enabling the signing bonus to be spread out...
He will want signing bonus money for those "phantom" years so now it cost more money. I don't think the issue for these 30+ vets is spreading out bonus & dead money. They need to clear the hit & dead money for 2014. The have to account for a large "dead money" pool and wipe it for 2014.

I understand what you and otheres feel Slap but take your heart out of it for a minute....

It's your money...Would you write Harrison a check this year for 6 mil knowing that he will be gone next year but still count 7 mil against your Cap? Compound that thought with not being able to keep Lewis if Harrison is under contract for 2013. That is a hard pill to swallow. You could keep plowing & plowing but at some point the pile gets too big and you have to remove it.