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Re: Another Trey reset

Posted: 2/6/2013 8:49 AM

Re: Another Trey reset 

daddywags wrote:
PROSECUTOR wrote: I keep coming back to the fact that they have to increase payroll by something like $35-40 million just to comply with the CBA and get to the cap floor.

According to a post in the Football forum, complete with supposed CBA language, the payroll "floor" is a four-year average (2013-16, then 2017-20) over which the team must average 89% of the combined salary caps.  Moreover, the only penalty for falling short is that the team has to pay out an amount that gets them up to the average to the players who were on the team during that four year period according to a formula devised by the union. 

If this is correct, there is no need to rush over the 89% number in 2013 and certainly no reason to overpay free agents we don't want or think we need.
OK, so it's averaged over four years, meaning they could fall below the 89% next year but make up for it by going over 89% the next three years so by 2016 they average 89%. 

I don't see why any team would fail to hit the cap floor because that would not save them money. They would just have to give extra money to players for games they already played over the previous four years. 

Still, I think they would at least try to get close to the 89% (about $108 million) this year. Or at least a lot closer than they are.
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