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.
Originally Posted by Slapstick
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.