Saints get an extra $5.75 million in cap space (1 Viewer)

Saintaholic

<><><><><><><><><><><>
VIP Contributor
Joined
Jul 8, 2000
Messages
17,610
Reaction score
29,642
Offline
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wondering which teams will have the most &#55357;&#56504; to spend this offseason? &#55358;&#56596; <a href="https://t.co/uDNgOZfn6O">pic.twitter.com/uDNgOZfn6O</a></p>&mdash; NFLPA (@NFLPA) <a href="https://twitter.com/NFLPA/status/821764094596263937">January 18, 2017</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

Eman5805

Soulful Voice Actor
Joined
Jun 24, 2007
Messages
28,082
Reaction score
28,838
Location
Formerly the West Bank
Offline
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Assuming $168M salary cap, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> should have roughly $32.75M in cap space for 2017. <a href="https://t.co/0mgmZW0bXs">https://t.co/0mgmZW0bXs</a></p>&mdash; John (@JSiglerNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/JSiglerNFL/status/821771495995273217">January 18, 2017</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

Sumdude34

All-Pro
Joined
Feb 17, 2009
Messages
1,618
Reaction score
2,555
Age
27
Location
Mid City
Offline
Oh my at those numbers for Cle and SF! Those are just the carryover numbers? 50 and 40 million respectively... Dear lord, what are their total cap numbers?

Pumped for that extra 5 million. I hope we address positions of need (CB, DE, OG, LB) in both draft and FA. It seems like a lot of years past we have done one or the other. But, last year we did both by getting a FA DT in Fairly and also drafting Rankins. That worked out great, so keep doing that.
 

UFCSaint

Super Forum Fanatic
Joined
Aug 11, 2007
Messages
10,190
Reaction score
11,401
Age
53
Offline
Oh my at those numbers for Cle and SF! Those are just the carryover numbers? 50 and 40 million respectively... Dear lord, what are their total cap numbers?

Pumped for that extra 5 million. I hope we address positions of need (CB, DE, OG, LB) in both draft and FA. It seems like a lot of years past we have done one or the other. But, last year we did both by getting a FA DT in Fairly and also drafting Rankins. That worked out great, so keep doing that.
And what a coincidence that they finished in the bottom of the league...
 

Meachemdat

Super Forum Fanatic
Joined
Jan 12, 2011
Messages
10,247
Reaction score
15,116
Location
Atlanta
Offline
Oh my at those numbers for Cle and SF! Those are just the carryover numbers? 50 and 40 million respectively... Dear lord, what are their total cap numbers?

Pumped for that extra 5 million. I hope we address positions of need (CB, DE, OG, LB) in both draft and FA. It seems like a lot of years past we have done one or the other. But, last year we did both by getting a FA DT in Fairly and also drafting Rankins. That worked out great, so keep doing that.
I thought there was a minimum you had to spend on the cap each year, would these two teams not be in violation of that?
 

jarrod74

I may be canadian but my heart is in the Big Easy
VIP Subscribing Member
VIP Contributor
Joined
Feb 27, 2002
Messages
1,541
Reaction score
1,373
Age
46
Location
Canada
Offline
But these teams with 40 mil plus will drive up the FA market will they not?
 

GameBreaker

Underrated
Joined
Oct 30, 2000
Messages
8,393
Reaction score
3,945
Offline
Jokes on them, we had a $5m carryover and had the 11th worst record.
I see what you did. The difference is we have a QB.

$32M sounds like a lot but that puts us in the bottom half of the league going into FA. However, it's a lot better than last year's situation.

Compare any team to NE, who is one win away from another SB and will be in the top 5 for cap space. That organization is solid from top to bottom.
 

jarrod74

I may be canadian but my heart is in the Big Easy
VIP Subscribing Member
VIP Contributor
Joined
Feb 27, 2002
Messages
1,541
Reaction score
1,373
Age
46
Location
Canada
Offline
Browns and 9ers both will go hard after QBs, no?
after that what other positions are they really going to thrown money at?
Yeah qbs but really any worth any big money my guess would be oline and d line aswell
 

Merl

Subscribing Member
VIP Subscribing Member
Joined
Sep 2, 2007
Messages
12,113
Reaction score
7,390
Location
Monroe
Offline
I thought there was a minimum you had to spend on the cap each year, would these two teams not be in violation of that?
Not really. The minimum spending requirement is calculated completely different. It is based on actual cash paid out to the players and is calculated on a 4 year period. This year was the last year of the first 4 year period. The league will add up the max cap for those years (it is $554.55mil), Add up the amount of cash paid out to players during the period for each team. Divide the paid amount by the total cap figure to get a percentage. That has to be at least 90%.
 

Meachemdat

Super Forum Fanatic
Joined
Jan 12, 2011
Messages
10,247
Reaction score
15,116
Location
Atlanta
Offline
Not really. The minimum spending requirement is calculated completely different. It is based on actual cash paid out to the players and is calculated on a 4 year period. This year was the last year of the first 4 year period. The league will add up the max cap for those years (it is $554.55mil), Add up the amount of cash paid out to players during the period for each team. Divide the paid amount by the total cap figure to get a percentage. That has to be at least 90%.
Ah gotcha, wasn't sure how it worked. I didn't know if it was a flat amount because I remember teams like the jags and raiders throwing out contracts that were flat out ridiculous just to meet a minimum cap number last off season.
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

 

New Orleans Saints Twitter Feed

 

Headlines

Top Bottom