2014 NFL Draft
1) Darqueze Dennard-DB MSU
2) Jordan Matthews-WR Vandy
3) Chris Borland-ILB Wisconsin
4) Caraun Reid, DT Princeton
5) De'Anthony Thomas-RB Oregon
5b) Ryan Carrethers-NT Arkansas State
6) Jeff Janis-WR Saginow Valley State
6b) Seantrel Henderson, OT MIami
7) Colt Lyerla -TE Oregon
i think he might be a june 1st cut next year
but placing him on IR now has nothing to do with it
They can designate Woodley as a Jun 1st cut and actually release him before then.
Each team is allowed to designate up to 2 players as Jun 1st cuts for cap purposes.
If the Steelers do this, his cap hit for
2014- $5,590,000 in DEAD $$$
2015- $5,590,000 + $2,990,000 = $8,580,000(remaining accelerated signing bonus) in DEAD $$$
So in actuality if he's designated a Jun 1st cut and we don't have to pay his salary.
2014 - $8,000,000(base salary) minus $5,590,000(dead $$$ cap hit) = $2,410,000 cap hit
2015 - $8,500,000(base salary) minus $8,580,000(dead $$$ cap hit) = $80,000 cap hit
I stayed at a Holiday Inn last night
Last edited by pittpete; 12-18-2013 at 11:43 PM.
This only happens if Worilds signs a contract for the Steelers. Not going to dump Woodley without a starting LB signed. I would keep Woodley around for 2014 to see if Worilds and Jones are ready and stay healthy. Maybe being demoted will light a off season fire under Woodley.
I don't think Woodley got the big contract and then took a dive. I think it's been a bad luck run of injuries but; was it due to him not staying in shape ? I believe a lot of these guys after having so much success with championships, winning a couple of Super Bowls that, they lose the focus or desire to give their all. I hardly think placing Woodley on IR is a testimony of his future with the team. Anyone that thinks we have more than a normal chance of getting into the playoffs outside of " we should be there on merit other than waiting for a blessing from above " is too over the moon with this team.
" We'll do the same thing we always do, we'll take every situation from week to week and do what we think is best for that week and evaluate it on that basis.. If cheating will give us the edge as it has always done then, we will continue to cheat. " Bill Belichick