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    Bye, Woodley

    Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 32s
    Steelers will release LB LaMarr Woodley at 4 ET Tuesday, designate him a post June 1 casualty, per source. He will be free to sign Tuesday.
    R1- T.J. Watt, OLB; Wisconsin
    R2- JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR; USC
    R3- Cameron Sutton, CB; Tennessee
    R3- James Conner, RB; Pittsburgh
    R4- Josh Dobbs, QB; Tennessee
    R5- Brian Allen, CB; Utah
    R6- Colin Holba, LS; Louisville
    R7- Keion Adams, OLB; Western Michigan

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    Unlike many speculative Burgh scribes, Schefter typically knows what he is talking about.


    NFL player locker room talk: Discussing what can be done about racial inequality and criminal justice reform.

    Presidential locker room talk: Discussing involuntary gynecological exams.

    According to the highest office in the country, some "very fine people" marched with torches in a violent protest in Charlottesville, but participating in a non-violent protest on a football field means you are an S.O.B. who should be fired.

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    So why not cut him now so they are free of his cap hit next year?

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    How much dead money next year?

    Why not bite the bullet and take the hit this year and free ourselves of the dead money next year?

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    If Woodley isn't a post June 1st cut, his cap hit would end up higher than his cap number...you might as well just keep him on the roster...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    If Woodley isn't a post June 1st cut, his cap hit would end up higher than his cap number...you might as well just keep him on the roster...
    You would cut him not to save this year's # but all the money he is due in future years.

    As a post June cut, how much in dead money is there next year?

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    I know he's been hurt but I can't help but think cutting him is really going to bite us in the ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelz09 View Post
    You would cut him not to save this year's # but all the money he is due in future years.

    As a post June cut, how much in dead money is there next year?
    There will be some next year...but, the number is too high to absorb this year...especially if they can't come to an agreement with Worlids...it would be a total of $23 million on two players, neither of whom is the franchise QB...

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    Round numbers by my recollection:

    If pre June 1 he would count approx $13M against the cap, which he is scheduled to count if he stays on the roster.

    If post June 1, he counts approx. $5M against the cap this year (savings of his $8M salary) and approx. $8M next year (remaining portion of his pro rated SB with his restructuring factored in.)

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    Yea if true, it does not make a lot of sense yet! Maybe they are thinking let him hit F A market and then get him back with a new contract, IDK if they can do that, I am just hoping what ever they do that it makes some kind of sense down the road!!

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