We have about 2 mill in cap space as of the last check, and our draft picks if everything remains unchanged will command about $3.6 (figure based off of someone who did the math a while back, can't find the specific thread. Think it was Thrillho or Bduhon). I'm sure the FO can work it out. But, is there anyone that we may draft that would warrant a release of a veteran on Defense to free up some more cap space to maybe bring in another tackle, wr, d-lineman, lb etc. in a month or two?
I'm just putting the order of who would garner the most savings after the dead money hit (per overthecap), not whether or not I think they should or shouldn't be cut: Cap spaced for THIS YEAR if released
1. Harper- $3.6 mill
2. Jenkins- $2.51 mill
3. Smith- $1.758 mill
4. Greer- $1.45 mill
5. Vilma- $1.2 mill
We'd actually lose 646k to cut Pat Rob
I know that the remaining FA's will very soon be in desperation mode and have to take whatever is available, especially after the draft. Blues' list of available players for reference FA's still out there
I feel like despite restructuring Smith could be one to go if we get a draft a solid DE, and someone like Abraham or Freeney is still around in FA. He still has a disastrous cap situation for 2014 too, and it would free up over $11 mill for 2014 if he's gone.
Anyone else? Hard to think everyone will end up on the 52 man roster if our draft is as defensively heavy as many hope.