Yep. Remember Polamalu's calf strain?
Originally Posted by Shawn
I do. Calf strains can actually be bad enough to warrant surgery.
Originally Posted by Slapstick
Originally Posted by steeler_fan_in_t.o.
It's the way ANY contract should be structured... performance based. Sadly, owners have caved to agents seeking guaranteed money. Guaranteed money generally guarantees non-performance.
i think he might be a june 1st cut next year
but placing him on IR now has nothing to do with it
Actually, the huge amounts of guaranteed money is more of a trade off for the non-guaranteed contracts. In other sports you don't see as much guaranteed, but the team is saddled with the contract throughout.
Originally Posted by NorthCoast
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; 12-19-2013 at 12:43 AM.
Except if he is designated as a June 1st cut ... his TOTAL salary (bonus and base pay) stays on the book for cap purposes until ...... June 1st. So, they would have to find other ways to "massage" the cap in order to sign Worilds.
Originally Posted by pittpete
yes, you are absolutely correct.
Originally Posted by SteelBuckeye
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.
Hall of Famer
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.