With the 2014 season winding down and 2015 offseason preparations now hitting full steam, I wanted to take a minute to clarify how the penalties work going forward and answer any questions you guys might have. I know the last offseason was hampered by the glitch and ultimately shutting off the in game cap, so this will be our first full offseason process as such. Contract Numbers: At this point, the game has progressed most of the in game salary information to the 2015 season numbers (except for those teams still alive in the postseason). While it still shows 2014 listed for contracts, what you see are actually contract numbers for 2015 and beyond. So it advanced the salary numbers, but hasn't yet changed the year(s) like it should have. Contracts with 1 Year Remaining: The only real exception to the contract numbers being advanced are with contracts that are in their final season in either 2014 or 2015. Since the game doesn't progress the now expired contracts to zero years (it leaves them showing 1 year still), you essentially will have two groups of 1 year contracts. Those which just finished their final year and those who will be just entering their final year. There is really no way to differentiate the two, hopefully each owner has a good idea on who was due to expire on their own team. Once the resignings period opens (after the Super Bowl), we will all be able to resign our eligible/interested players with expired contracts. Only after we advance past that phase, will the situation truly be fixed and players with expired contracts that weren't resigned will drop to Free Agency. So basically if you don't know who was due to expire for your team, you better hope they are at least willing to listen to a resigning offer (not all expired players do, as we have found out), or you could be in for a surprise when they suddenly drop from your team into Free Agency. Calculating Penalties: As you should all be aware and familiar with, we are keeping track of penalties in our Salary Cap Spreadsheet (Click Here). Any penalties you had incurred during the 2014 season will apply to your team's 2015 salary cap. Any penalties you incur between now and the end of the 2015 season, will apply to your team's 2016 salary cap. To calculate the penalty that you would incur for trading or releasing a player, please use the following examples: As you can see from the calculations in red, it is a simple process. Basically you are taking the total bonus, and divide it by the total number of years on the contract, then multiply that by how many years are remaining on the contract. This needs to be done for EVERY player you release or trade, and the penalties should be posted in your team's release thread or in the thread for your trade. Please keep in mind that there is now a $15M penalty limit per season which includes penalties incurred from releases AND trades. I hope this clarifies things for anyone that wasn't quite sure about the process. If you have any other questions, please let us know.