kearly wrote:Seattle only has about 5.5 million left in space this year, and next year's cap is going to be crowded.
Since we traded our first, the means we only need $2 - $3 million to cover our draft picks. We still have to sign Hauschka back though. So, basically looking at $1.5 to $2.5 million in functional cap space. It could be done, but you'd probably have to restructure some deals and put the team in an even more uncomfortable cap situation next year.
This is a deep TE class, and Seattle's needs at TE aren't that big. All things considered, we have 8 picks, we have to use them for something.
The cap only covers the top 51 paid players, so don't draft picks basically cancel out by just replacing bottom of the roster guys in terms of pay? Is there actually a net hit to the cap, especially without a 1st?
That being said, kearly is dead on whether or not I know anything about how the cap works. We're down low enough to the cap that a guy like Davis probably doesn't make sense over re-signing Branch or extending out some of our own. We've already got a lot invested in Zach, McCoy is a decent #2, and I think we'll keep trying out low cost guys or a potential draft pick for that 3rd move-TE type guy.