Last edited by phins_4_ever; 12-06-2012 at 11:47 AM.
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From what I have seen we have more than 40 mil and there is NO WAY we are franchising Jake. That would be beyond stupid. We also are very likely to let Bush walk, certainly not going to give him some obsurd amount. We can sign Starks, Smith, Fasino, offer Jake 7-8 mil per yr for 3 or 4 yrs and still have 15 mil left. Jake isn't getting long term elite LT money. Not from us and not from anyone else.
The Dolphins will have closer to 50 mill in cap space..but most of that will be used to keep our own guys, im not expecting us to go sign any big name free agent, nor do i want us too.
Jake Long 5/60 10-12 mill per
Randy Starks 4/28 5-7 mill per
Sean Smith 4/28 5-7 mill per
Reggie Bush 4/16 4 mill per
Brian Hartline 4/20 4-6 mill per
Anthony Fasano 2/7 3.5 mill per
Chris Clemons 1/3 mill
That's takes up about 35 mill of the cap which leaves around 15 mill for the draft and to fill depth in free agency, attack our needs (WR, DB, Pass rusher, WR, TE, DB, DT, QB, OL, OL) through the draft in that order.
Miami will have in excess of $50M in cap space next year. The cap will remain about the same as this year, which means that you can expect some cap cuts on good players. On the other side, the new CBA makes it mandatory for teams to spend 90% of the cap, which means some smaller market teams will have to spend.
The new TV deals go into effect in 2014, and contracts can be back loaded with that in mind with a cap increase almost assured.
Our Dolphins can easily sign their own, and a high priced FA or two, IF they choose to do so.
Everything else looks fine except I don't think we are going to resign Starks. I think we have to kick Odrick inside, and get a real DE to play opposite Wake.
What level of Compensenatory pick should the Dolphins expect if Long signs with another team? I know they go as high as a 3rd, but could the Dolphins actually let Long walk & get a draft pick in the process?
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