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Nublar7
09-19-2005, 12:35 AM
How is Feeley's contract structured? Would we take a big cap hit be releasing him, like Madison's contract? Or would it be more like Fiedler's contract where we would save a lot? Clump?

GreenMonster
09-19-2005, 01:12 AM
Nubs, I am pretty sure we gave Feeley a 3 million dollar signing bonus. Since we will cut him mostly likely before 6/1 we will have to pay about $1.8 in a cap him next year. His salary would have been like 3 million for 2006. This year its is 540k. I believe Clumpy can elaborate if I am wrong..

Clumpy
09-19-2005, 01:37 AM
:foundout:

Clumpy
09-19-2005, 01:39 AM
I believe his career with Miami is over after 2005. He will likely be released before 6/1 as GreenMonster said. His dead cap would be $1.8 million and it would save about $1.8 million on the 2006 cap

Nublar7
09-19-2005, 11:23 AM
Thanks guys! :up:

Dudeman
09-19-2005, 08:16 PM
releasing AJ after 2005 saves us 1.7 mil...

his salary next year skyrockets to 3.5 mil (for a total cap hit of 4.1 million!)

we get that back, but lose the 1.8 mil from the bonus

Clumpy
09-20-2005, 01:08 AM
His savings would actually be $2.3 million

$3.5 million salary + $600,000 amortization - $1.8 million dead cap = $2.3 million

I thought his salary was $3 million but that was without looking it up

inFINSible
09-20-2005, 08:10 AM
Cut and resigned is what he'll be, IMO.

Merman
09-20-2005, 10:11 AM
Cut and resigned is what he'll be, IMO.

Being released accelerates the remaining signing bonus to Team Salary. If he is to be kept as a backup a reduction of base salary is needed.

inFINSible
09-20-2005, 04:57 PM
Being released accelerates the remaining signing bonus to Team Salary. If he is to be kept as a backup a reduction of base salary is needed.
So then a renegotiation would be the wiser move if our intention is to keep him, correct?

Losing the starting job gives us great leverage to reneg because it keeps his options closed on the open market and he would be foolish to push for his release.

I wonder if Saban is masterfully playing this QB situation so that next year, when Feeley may have a firm grip on the offense, he has no outside courtship and he is forced to resign here and possibly out perform his paycheck?

Imagine if he had a decent year as the starter this year and then we were forced to make a decision as to whether to keep him at his current salary. He would have all the leverage and the same amount of experience in the system but, this way he'll have the experience and no leverage.

Sounds like genius to me....

Marino13fanboy1
09-20-2005, 05:13 PM
Feeley was so miserable in preseason that he won't even get a snap under center in 1 play of 1 game this season. He's gone after this one. Game over. See ya! We should release him now if at all possible and bring on someone worthwhile to TRY and groom for the position. Feeley is dead weight at this point and it makes no sense keeping him. Why not take a chance on ANYONE else now that we've basically seen enough of AJ?

Merman
09-20-2005, 05:19 PM
Sounds like genius to me....

Not genius just circumstance.

If the situation stays the way it is now Feeley is gone. He has the physical tools to become a starting QB just not the decision making and maybe vision is holding him back.

We all know it is a long season and the QB situation could change before the end of the year. Though if Feeley fails again if given another chance I think he is gone no matter what.

During the Jets game the camera caught him sitting on the bench by himself rather than with the other QBs.

inFINSible
09-20-2005, 05:42 PM
Not genius just circumstance.

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Possibly both.,,,but you may be right.

Dudeman
10-18-2005, 08:26 PM
So then a renegotiation would be the wiser move if our intention is to keep him, correct?

Losing the starting job gives us great leverage to reneg because it keeps his options closed on the open market and he would be foolish to push for his release.

I wonder if Saban is masterfully playing this QB situation so that next year, when Feeley may have a firm grip on the offense, he has no outside courtship and he is forced to resign here and possibly out perform his paycheck?



masterfully enough that Feeley is now no longer on the team.....

SMadison29
10-19-2005, 02:24 AM
We're already working towards that $25M of cap space next offseason :D

Clumpy
10-19-2005, 03:37 AM
That was one of the steps :mad:

Nublar7
10-19-2005, 11:51 PM
That was one of the steps :mad:
Does getting rid of Feeley now make our cap situation better then just waiting to the offseason to release him? :confused:

Clumpy
10-20-2005, 12:45 AM
It's slightly better because the amortization was put on the 2005 books. He will no longer count vs cap after 2005. How much? I'll hafta get my spreadsheet out

Nublar7
10-20-2005, 12:56 AM
It's slightly better because the amortization was put on the 2005 books. He will no longer count vs cap after 2005. How much? I'll hafta get my spreadsheet out
Ok cool. I would rather him take up the room we have now then the room next offseason. :)

spad13
10-21-2005, 11:53 AM
As far as I know the only thing that will count against the cap for us was his signing bonus.