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Parys Haralson takes pay cut, 1 yr. $1.3 million

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Posted: 03/18/2013 7:26 PM

Parys Haralson takes pay cut, 1 yr. $1.3 million 


Several reports out now that Parys Haralson has restructured his deal to be 1 yr, $1.3 million ($1.7 million w/incentives), which provides the 49ers with about $1.3 million in cap savings.

Haralson missed all of last year with a torn triceps, so this could be seen as a way to help out after he got paid in full for a season on the bench. He avoids being cut with this re-structuring (for now, anyway), and the 49ers now have a little more to continue looking at the FA market.
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Posted: 03/18/2013 7:58 PM

RE: Parys Haralson takes pay cut, 1 yr. $1.3 million 


smart move for both sides. parys gets to stay with a team he knows and where he's had success. we get to keep a really good backup- make no mistake, when healthy he'll be a really good backup- and open up another $1.3 million in cap space.

happy to hear this!

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Posted: 03/19/2013 5:18 AM

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So we have almost 7 million in cap space left after this..

I'd be disappointed if we don't try to restructure Rogers.. He's being paid like an elite CB (in a market where Aqib Talib and DRC get 1/5). 

Obviously there's some kind of plan here...
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Posted: 03/19/2013 7:26 AM

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So Rogers is making $7,344, 31 with 5.5 million base salary next year??  Yikes.  I would have to echo the question why this guy not being restructured?  Hopefully that is coming soon. 

Here are some options when it comes to Rogers:

http://www.ninersnation.com/20...s-cut-candidate
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Posted: 03/19/2013 8:23 AM

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uncleloggins wrote: So Rogers is making $7,344, 31 with 5.5 million base salary next year??  Yikes.  I would have to echo the question why this guy not being restructured?  Hopefully that is coming soon. 

Here are some options when it comes to Rogers:

http://www.ninersnation.com/20...s-cut-candidate

Agreed those are obscured numbers for a guy that looks like we paid too much for going into a contract year.  Time to restructure Mr. Rogers....  We really need to find a diamond in the draft at the corner position.
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Posted: 03/19/2013 9:05 AM

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With Haralson and Manningham re-structuring their deals (translation: taking a pay cut) I wonder what other whipping boy the fan base is going to find in the quest for "cap space"?  Looks like the mantle has already been passed to Carlos Rogers.  If players can be asked to take a pay cut while they still have money left on their contract, then why can't players ask to be paid more when they still have years left on their contracts?  Mike Iupati, Anthony Davis, Crabtree, Aldon Smith and CK all deserve significant raises after last year's work, no?

Look, there are clearly market forces at work here (Haralson, in particular, had to see the saturated market for guys at his position, and had to realize a job is better than being unemployed) and I don't disagree with the niners being able to use what leverage they have.  My point is that this team's salary structure is actually in pretty good shape, and is probably in the very highest level of good shape in the league.  The niners take care of their salary cap ship.  A welcome change from a decade ago.  They don't really need people to take pay cuts because they're cap healthy.  And they certainly don't need to turn around and burn that money on somebody else's crap.  What they need to do is to take this new money and re-invest into their roster.  Looking at the current market, I can count on one hand the number of guys who interest me (Osi what's his last name might be worth a look, keep kicking the tires on John Abraham, Charles Woodson and Kerry Rhodes seem like guys to take a long looksee at, no thanks to NA) but that doesn't count the guys who Baalke probably wants to take a look at.  In general, though, I'll live even if nobody else winds up in SF, as long as the draft is bountiful, the niners will be fine.
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Posted: 03/19/2013 9:24 AM

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I know it was a rhetorical question, but players can and do ask for more money before their contracts are up (see Chris Johnson, Derelle Revis, etc.). As for Davis, Iupati, etc.. they are on rookie deals, and the CBA has some specific language about extending rookies. CK and Smith, in particular, are SOL because they were signed after the even stricter rookie contract language went into effect.
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Posted: 03/19/2013 10:28 AM

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As to your first point about finding a new whipping boy, I've wanted Rogers' contract to be restructured from the beginning.  In today's NFL it's nonsensical to not do this with players not performing up to par, whether it's fair or not.  Every NFL team does it.  For instance, the Giants have restructured something like 5 contracts this offseason alone.  If we don't do it, we're at a disadvantage. 

 

Everyone is planning on doling out contracts to players that deserve next year, when they're eligible for extensions anyway.  I have no problem doing that for players like Davis, Iupati, CK when eligible.  And I wouldn't begrudge them requesting a pay raise.   

Just to be clear I don't want to cut Rogers, but I'm 100% positive that if he was cut he wouldn't get a contract close to 3/24, which is essentially what his contract is the next 3 years. 

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Posted: 03/19/2013 10:48 AM

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metfansrule wrote:

As to your first point about finding a new whipping boy, I've wanted Rogers' contract to be restructured from the beginning.  In today's NFL it's nonsensical to not do this with players not performing up to par, whether it's fair or not.  Every NFL team does it.  For instance, the Giants have restructured something like 5 contracts this offseason alone.  If we don't do it, we're at a disadvantage.


Unless you can cut the player with little to no dead money (which you can't with Rogers), the team has no leverage to force a paycut (the reason they could extract paycuts from Manningham and Haralson was because they could cut them with very little dead money). Therefore, the only major thing you can do with restructuring is extend his deal, push more money into future years and reduce his cap hit this year. That amount to a shell game...you're not saving money, you're deferring it. That can make sense if you're just trying to capitalize on a window you expect to close this year or next, followed by a painful rebuild anyway. I certainly hope that's not the 49ers' thinking.

Last edited 03/19/2013 10:49 AM by Minstrel

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Posted: 03/19/2013 10:59 AM

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If the 49ers were to designate Rogers a June 1st cut, they'd create somewhere around 4-5 million in cap space the next two years(I don't remember where I read that). However, there would still be plenty of dead space, and unless you have someone far better than him right now, AND you're supremely confident in the other CB's on the roster...it just wouldn't make sense to cut him. If they can restructure his deal, great, if not, don't rock the boat for no other reason than to make a change.

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Posted: 03/19/2013 11:10 AM

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Those numbers are a little misleading. If you want to be accurate, the 49ers would save only $1 million this year, but $8.1 million next year if they do a general cut (i.e., all bonus money accelerates into this year). As a June 1st cut, they'd have the option of splitting his money between this year and next year (thus the "$5 million saved next year, because half of the $6 million in bonus money would go against next year's cap). They would still owe Rogers the exact same amount of money, however.

I don't think Rogers is a likely cut, though, for precisely that reason. His deal was structured so that the 49ers were really, barring injury or something else, locking him up to play for two seasons. Next year, he's a more likely June 1 cut candidate, as the 49ers would only be looking at around a $1.5 million hit for the two remaining years on his deal.
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