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Much lower cap hi this year than I anticipated.

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/id/94594/cliff-avrils-contract-provides-flexibility

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Avril will receive a $4.5 million signing bonus and $1.5 million base salary this season. He's scheduled to receive a $7 million salary in 2014, bringing the two-year total to $13 million.

The structure provides Seattle with flexibility after one season. The first-year charge against the salary cap is a modest $3.75 million.

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Nice to see this. That's $2 million less than what was widely speculated.

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 Post subject: Re: Avril's contract - much flexibility
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So right now, the Seahawks have something like 4.75M left under the cap. That would cover the draft picks they make.

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Sweet, so we still have the cap space to trade for Revis or Suh? CHAMPIONSHIP!

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The Clemons 3 year deal from last year was really a 2 year deal that made Clemons likely to be cut after 2 years, and that article kind of backs that up.

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So right now, the Seahawks have something like 4.75M left under the cap. That would cover the draft picks they make.


I have more details in the Salary Thread pinned at the top of the forum, but I believet his puts us between $5.1 and $5.5 million in cap space right now. Plenty of wiggle room still

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So right now, the Seahawks have something like 4.75M left under the cap. That would cover the draft picks they make.


I have more details in the Salary Thread pinned at the top of the forum, but I believet his puts us between $5.1 and $5.5 million in cap space right now. Plenty of wiggle room still


I really should have checked there. Thank you! :)

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Smelly McUgly wrote:
So right now, the Seahawks have something like 4.75M left under the cap. That would cover the draft picks they make.


After trading our first round pick for Harvin we will need less than $1.5 million in cap space to sign our draft picks. We have between $3M and $4M in cap space if all of the reports have been correct.

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Thats a very positive contract for us.

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IBleedBlueAndGreen wrote:
Smelly McUgly wrote:
So right now, the Seahawks have something like 4.75M left under the cap. That would cover the draft picks they make.


After trading our first round pick for Harvin we will need less than $1.5 million in cap space to sign our draft picks. We have between $3M and $4M in cap space if all of the reports have been correct.


And the new picks just take the bottom spots on the roster, so most of their money is already accounted for anyways by players who won't make the squad.


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Sounds like enough to bring back Branch at bare minimum. Depth at LB and DB can be addressed through the draft. Seahawks are in great position right now.


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Once again...prroof that we should just trust the front office and let them worry about the numbers.

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Wow, cap friendly. Gotta love it!

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Have you noticed that we don't really get bad news anymore? The FO of the hawks need a raise!


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Doesn't it seem like we're going to have serious cap issues next year with these new back-loaded contracts combined with attempts at keeping guys who will become free agents next year?


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Doesn't it seem like we're going to have serious cap issues next year with these new back-loaded contracts combined with attempts at keeping guys who will become free agents next year?


It says right in the article that Seattle can choose to cut either Avril or Clemons after 2013 and incur just over a $2 million hit against the cap for the cut player. Bennett's on a one year deal, so obviously that doesn't affect 2014 and beyond.


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Spokane wrote:
Have you noticed that we don't really get bad news anymore? The FO of the hawks need a raise!


Seriously. I'm going to name my first son PC/JS...

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Doesn't it seem like we're going to have serious cap issues next year with these new back-loaded contracts combined with attempts at keeping guys who will become free agents next year?


It says right in the article that Seattle can choose to cut either Avril or Clemons after 2013 and incur just over a $2 million hit against the cap for the cut player. Bennett's on a one year deal, so obviously that doesn't affect 2014 and beyond.


My only wish in all of this is that we would have signed Bennett to a longer deal. I understand the 1 year is a "prove it" type deal, but I think he will prove it and will be asking for a substantial raise 12 months from now (unless I'm missing something).


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My only wish in all of this is that we would have signed Bennett to a longer deal. I understand the 1 year is a "prove it" type deal, but I think he will prove it and will be asking for a substantial raise 12 months from now (unless I'm missing something).


That sounds eerily similar to what was being said about Jones last year. I wouldn't worry too much about it until it happens. Enjoy the ride and see what it brings us

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My only wish in all of this is that we would have signed Bennett to a longer deal. I understand the 1 year is a "prove it" type deal, but I think he will prove it and will be asking for a substantial raise 12 months from now (unless I'm missing something).


That sounds eerily similar to what was being said about Jones last year. I wouldn't worry too much about it until it happens. Enjoy the ride and see what it brings us

I agree, kid. And who's to say whether or not this was Bennett's idea? Maybe he didn't want to get locked in for the next 2-3 seasons on a deal he felt was too low.

It takes two sides to make a deal.

Plus, it gives us one more year to develop the young guys. Maybe one of them steps up, or maybe we get lucky in the draft. A lot of things can happen between now and Mar 2013.

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My only wish in all of this is that we would have signed Bennett to a longer deal. I understand the 1 year is a "prove it" type deal, but I think he will prove it and will be asking for a substantial raise 12 months from now (unless I'm missing something).


That sounds eerily similar to what was being said about Jones last year. I wouldn't worry too much about it until it happens. Enjoy the ride and see what it brings us

I agree, kid. And who's to say whether or not this was Bennett's idea? Maybe he didn't want to get locked in for the next 2-3 seasons on a deal he felt was too low.

It takes two sides to make a deal.

Plus, it gives us one more year to develop the young guys. Maybe one of them steps up, or maybe we get lucky in the draft. A lot of things can happen between now and Mar 2013.


Well I'll just assume you meant march of 2014 :lol:

I have no problem with these one year deals, they can really work well for us as a team. Players on a one year deal have something to prove, so you know they will be giving it everything they have. You are going to get the best out of them guaranteed. It also gives the player a chance to earn a better, longer deal. If he plays THAT great, we still have the first rights to be able to talk to him and get an extension done, and if he doesn't work out, or we find a better alternative for the price, we let them walk. It's really a win/win

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Well I'll just assume you meant march of 2014


Oops. :oops:

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