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Packers salary cap space?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by 98Redbird, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. 98Redbird

    98Redbird Cheesehead

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    I'm not sure where to find this, and I've been wondering where we are at right now as far as cap room. Does anyone know? I thought we were actually in the top half of the league as far as available cap space.
     
  2. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    well their isnt a salary cap this season so idk
     
  3. 98Redbird

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    Before the next season starts and offseason moves can be made there will be a new CBA and a salary cap thought right?
     
  4. SpartaChris

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    Not 100% guaranteed it comes back, but more than likely it will. The union doesn't want a salary cap, but the owners do, and honestly, it's what's made the nfl so great. It's what's allowed any team in the NFL to become competitive, rather than go the way of baseball where only a couple of teams are competitive and are almost a lock to make the playoffs every year.
     
  5. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    yeah the cap makes signing and getting players require skill rather than just throw money at them like the yankees do
     
  6. ivo610

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    it seems to work for the redskins.... okay not so much
     
  7. ivo610

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    Until we have an idea where the cap will be we dont know what to expect but the teams are operating as if it will continue to be what it was before.

    The team that this is the hardest for is the colts since they need to resign peyton manning.
     
  8. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    if peyton manning cared about the team he would resign at a reasonable salary like tom brady does so the colts can aquire good players
     
  9. ivo610

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    You should take as much money as you can, I would never trust a GM to wisely spend the money I didnt take. And if you say you will cut your salary but you want say in matters your pretty much another brett favre.
     
  10. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    if he really wanted another SB ring then he should ask for a good amount of money but not an amount that says im good and i know it and im just here for the cash
     
  11. Incubes12

    Incubes12 Bay Harbor Butcher?

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    More often that not high profile players who get moved around, for money reasons, or other reasons, actually make a negative or no difference in the team.

    For example:
    Randy Moss (Raiders, Vikings, Titans)
    TO (Eagles, Bills)
    Brian Westbrook (49ers)
    Jeremy Shockey (Saints)
    Donovan McNabb (Redskins)

    Exceptions:
    LT (Jets)
    Anquan Boldin (Ravens)
    Randy Moss (makes both lists, for Pats)

    Usually the players are high profile because they play well with the team that made them that way. Once they get traded, they oftentimes need an adjustment period, or they just never do.
     
  12. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    move TO to the second list too. when he joined the Eagles their offense was explosive and made the super bowl
     
  13. NelsonsLongCatch

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    At the end of last year, GB was wayyy under the cap. Most of the players are still on their orginal contracts.
     
  14. ivo610

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    we spent alot of money in upfront contracts this year. Im actually surprised more players werent paid upfront.
     
  15. ThxJackVainisi

    ThxJackVainisi Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    I thought I'd update this thread for 2012. I just read on a pay site (no link) that the 2012 salary cap is $120.6M - less than a $300K increase from last season. However, and this is a significant "however", teams are allowed to roll unused cap space from last season. When the CBA agreement was announced I don't remember seeing a lot of attention paid to the fact the cap was relatively low last season and basically flat this seaon. I view that as a win for the owners but it isn't going to last long as I believe a big increase is due for the 2013 season as well as the implimentation of the provision that teams have to spend at least 95% of the cap.

    According to the site, without the amount rolled over amount from 2011, the Packers would be slightly over the cap. With the roll over amount the Packers' adjusted cap is about $126M. Right now they're about $5.3M under the cap. But they could free up about $10.6M more by just releasing Clifton and Driver, which would be a good idea IMO whether or not they want to keep either or both.
     
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    We will get more cap room for the Deadskins and Cowpukes violating the salary cap.
     
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    due to Washington and Dallas being themselves, the Packers are 6.9 mill under the cap
    http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/142365975.html

    Washington lost 36 mill in cap room and Dallas lost 10 mill both due to dumping contracts into the uncapped year, after being warned not too.
     
  19. 13 Times Champs

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    That Dallas and Washington cap money will be distrbuted to other teams in the League.
     
  20. fettpett

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    yeah, about 1.6 million/team
     
  21. weeds

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    Ok...I'm readily admitting that I don't understand this... the new cap is $120 million per team and they can split it over 2 years as they see fit. So, let's say that the Redskins go 50/50 ... their cap number this year would be $102 million? Seems to me that they'd almost have to be over the cap already... how would they sign anyone?????

    Figures it would be Snyder and Jones...two of the biggest twads in the league...
     
  22. 13 Times Champs

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    Only we seem to have cap problems....maybe because we aren't cheating? ;)
     
  23. fettpett

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    Skins were around 36 million under the cap before they got smacked, they'll sign who they want then apply their cap hit between this year and next
     
  24. weeds

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    Sheesh... they were UNDER the cap... duh... you know, I completely missed that. Thank you for not pointing at me and laughing. :)
     
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  25. 13 Times Champs

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    League has ruled that $18 million has to be applied to this year. Still it doesn't seem to stop them with their signings today.
     

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