NEW FA/CAP BOOK Rule beginning today

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  1. natedawg212000

    natedawg212000 New Orleans Saints

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    We will now set a cap hit for all mandy cuts beginning next offseason.

    If your player's cap hit is over 8 million, then he will take a cap hit of the difference between what his cap his is, minus 8 million dollars.

    You ONLY pay a cap hit if your player is OVER 8 million when you cut him and you ONLY pay what is ABOVE that 8 million.

    So if I am cutting Randy Moss and his cap hit is 20 million because of a high bonus that I paid him this past offseason, then I will pay a cap hit of 12 million EVEN if he is a mandy cut.

    This is ONLY for mandy cuts.

    If your player is under 8 million then you pay no cap hit, as the current system is now.
     
  2. Big D

    Big D Walk On

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    Love it. Good compromise here.
     
  3. bigox1337

    bigox1337 Walk On

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    yes very good compromise
     
  4. Claven

    Claven OMFL-Redskins

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    YAY!! I'm Helping!!! Love it Guys
     
  5. weblink21

    weblink21 Walk On

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    Awesome rule!
     
  6. StevenRhysCann

    StevenRhysCann Arizona Cardinals

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    Great rule, no more "renting" players for 1 season.
     
  7. Winuvas

    Winuvas OMFL Jets

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    Keep in mind that this 8 million "ceiling" is bonus times modifier. So if you pay a person 3 million dollars in bonus, and that player gets a 5 mod, that is 15 million dollars. Which means you'd eat 7 million in cap hit even as a mandatory cut.

    This, combined with our new 3 million maximum base salary rule, should help keep the salaries in control. We hope. :)
     
  8. savaunte

    savaunte Oakland Raiders

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    bumpity bump bump

    When does this rule go into affect...for cuts down to 53 players or for the mandatory top 20 avg cuts..??
     
  9. Winuvas

    Winuvas OMFL Jets

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    Rule is only for top 20 mandatory cuts that can incur no cap hit. That is it.
     
  10. DJDunn6

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    Sav the rule is intended to cut down on the "rent a player" that happens where you over pay for a guy and then mandy cut him the next season with no hit. So just for mandy cuts this rule is the other cut and hit rules still apply.
     
  11. backlash

    backlash DA BEARS

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    That's awesome!
     
  12. sammymitchell25

    sammymitchell25 Walk On

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    But..... Couldnt guys just cut those players NOW and have the cap hit erased in the offseason?
     
  13. sammymitchell25

    sammymitchell25 Walk On

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    oh, but you have to keep the FA for the whole season right?
     
  14. Winuvas

    Winuvas OMFL Jets

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    Technically, if you are not in the playoffs, your season is over. So you could cut him now and it would count as having signed him for the year.
     
  15. sammymitchell25

    sammymitchell25 Walk On

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    so that would be a "loophole" for those guys to still dump the player
     
  16. Winuvas

    Winuvas OMFL Jets

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    Unfortunately, yes. However, that player would not be available as a top 20 mandatory cut, so that loophole wouldn't be much of one if they are looking to dump them as a necessary cut in the offseason.

    With this rule, you honestly cannot rob Peter to pay Paul. Peter and/or Paul will still get you. :)
     
  17. bigox1337

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    was that sentence suppose to say "under 8 million dollar bonus"??

    confused me greatly, im thinking we arnt looking at total salary but purely bonus money correct
     
  18. Winuvas

    Winuvas OMFL Jets

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    We are talking strictly bonus, as bonus affects cap hits.

    So if you are paying more than 8 million in bonuses after the cut (bonus times modifier), then you pay the difference as a hit even if it's a mandatory cut that is normally cap hit free.
     

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