I never count out receivers who play with flair and a chip on their shoulder. Heres something I wrote ages ago about bonuses and their impact on the cap for anyone who cares.
- Bonus money based on performance is classified in one of two ways. Likely To Be Earned and (LTBE) and Unlikely To Be Earned (UTBE). LTBE bonuses are counted toward the cap, whether they're reached or not and UTBE are not counted against the cap whether they're reached or not. However to stop this being exploited if a LTBE bonus is not reached in the 04/05 season but counts against the cap, the cap will be wound up slightly in 05/06 and the reverse is the same for UTBE
- Due to the above conditions many fan-favorite veterans were being cut for cheaper, younger (not necessarily more productive) players. To alter this veterans with no bonus money in contract will count approx 50% of their base salary against the cap.