Originally Posted by Rosebud
Not really. Eli, Snee and Canty can free up a lot of money by re-structuring. If Tuck's back so can he. Corey Webster has a 7 million dollar salary he won't see next year and I'm hoping someone offers Brown a contract, I'd gladly give him up for a second rounder. Add Boley likely being Cut and the Giants actually have plenty of money to resign black unicorn, Beatty, Cruz, Kenny and Tynes. Granted adding Revis after that would be tough, but not impossible.
I really don't think this is going to work.
Just now, saw the newest report. Turns out you guys are actually 9.15 mil over the cap.
So, let's run down what we can do...
Starting point: -9.15m
Cut Corey Webster
, 9.845m cap - 2.595m dead money = 7.25m saved, new cap -1.9
Cut Michael Boley
, 5.9m cap -1.4m dead money = 4.5m saved, new cap 2.6m
Ok, now we're at least under the cap. Now onto clearing up room to re-sign some people, sign draft picks, and pay Revis.
's 2013 base salary is 13m. The rest of his cap is the original signing bonus and the additional signing bonus from his last restructure. If we convert 12m of that 2013 base in a signing bonus that spreads it out over the remaining three years of the contract, including this year, it'll free up 8 million. You're screwed again next year when his new cap number will be 24.4m, which is like 1/5 of the salary cap, but hey...whatever; we needz Revis! New total cap space of 10.6m
makes a base of 6.2m next season. Restructure 5.2m of it over the remaining two years, save 2.6m. New cap space of 12.2m.
has a base of 6.25m. Restructure 5.25m of it over the two remaining years of the contract, save 2.62m. New cap space of 14.82m.
Well, that's the most we can squeeze out of those three because we need to keep their base salary above their vet minimums. We took them to within mere thousands of it. So we have 14.82m now. Just looking at it we know we need more. The next obvious place to look is Justin Tuck.
Can't restructure, since he's on the last year of his deal. We could extend him, but that's a huge risk with the way his play has been over the past two years and pretty much destroys us cap-wise in 2014. So we cut Tuck. 5.65m - 1.65m dead money = 4m savings. New cap is 18.82m. Obviously need more.
has a 7m base salary with two years left. A restructure here saves 3m if we spread 6m over his two remaining years. 21.82m. Still not looking good, but let's get to work.
Right off the bat, we know we're going to need about 6m to sign draft picks. That puts us down at 15.82m.
Who are the departing free agents? Will Betty, Lawrence Tynes, Martelius Bennett, Kevin Booth, Dominik Hixon, Kenny Phillips, Victor Cruz, Andre Brown, Stevie Brown, Osi Umenyiora, Travis Beckum, Bruce Johnson, Brian Witherspoon, Shaun Rogers, Ryan Torain, David Carr, Ramses Barden, Rocky Bernard, Kregg Lumpkin, Sean Locklear, Keith Rivers, Justin Tryon, Bear Pascoe, and Chase Blackburn.
Phew. That's a lot. Time to prioritize.
Obviously, priority number one needs to be Will Beatty
. Let's say not everyone is sold on him and we get a hometown discount. First year cap hit is still going to be at least 5.5m...and that's a lowball. New cap is 10.32m
Next on the list are the two RFAs, because they're cheap. Cruz
gets a first round tender. That's 2.88m. He'll probably be signed away because a first for Cruz is a good deal, but let's assume everyone loves the Giants and leaves him in NY. Miraculously, he doesn't hold out and plays. New cap is 7.44m
we give a second round tender. If we give him less, he walks and we only get a seventh rounder back from whoever takes him. That would suck, since he performed pretty damned admirably. With the price being a second, he probably doesn't go anywhere. So his tender is 2.02m. New cap is 5.42m.
Next, I guess we go for Bennett
. Well, that's going to take just about the rest of it because we're going to have to outbid someone for him.
Now we're out of cap room. Kevin Booth walks. Tynes walks. Hixon walks. Phillips walks. All those other guys walk.
Terrell Thomas better get back soon, because you can't live without him and he literally costs more to cut than he does to keep. I hope he's 100%!
Sorry, we can't afford to take Revis even if he agrees to work for the league minimum. Not that it matters. We need to keep the draft picks to fill out the rest of the starting 22.
New team needs:
-another guy in the DT rotation
Even without getting Revis, with cutting guys who make too much, and with restructuring everyone who makes more than a nickel...we need five new starters in the draft. The bigger problem? We won't even meet the roster minimums and don't have enough money to sign the guys to get us there, even if they all make the minimum. The biggest problem? The problem is exponentially worse because we restructured so many people, which just sells out the next 2-3 years in favor of this one. The NFL doesn't work like the US...if you don't balance your budget, someone's going to come in and do it for you, which is basically taking a battleaxe to the roster. The league office starts voiding contracts for you, beginning with the most recent one signed and going back from there until you're good. That means the players you wanted most recently become free agents.
No, some of the guys you want to re-sign are going to walk. Some of the guys you want to restructure, too, I think. You have a zero percent chance of getting Revis, too. Welcome to salary cap hell. It only gets worse next year if you look at some of these contracts: http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/new-york-giants/
It's not as bad as the Jets, but it's ain't good, either.