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    What kind of money does the Rams have to spend this year?


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    Re: Rams Spending

    I've seen every number from $3M to $10M, and I don't believe the 2008 cap has been set yet, I think.

    Regardless of exact numbers, I think we rank somewhere in the mid 20's (of a 32 team league) for room to manuever. Not a great position to be in to make a big splash.
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    Re: Rams Spending

    Thanks Hubison.

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    Re: Rams Spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramer View Post
    Thanks Hubison.
    My pleasure, pal.
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    Re: Rams Spending

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    I've seen every number from $3M to $10M, and I don't believe the 2008 cap has been set yet, I think.

    Regardless of exact numbers, I think we rank somewhere in the mid 20's (of a 32 team league) for room to manuever. Not a great position to be in to make a big splash.
    I'm 99.9% sure the 2008 cap has been set. I think it's $116 million, up from $110 million last year. I could be wrong on those numbers, but that's what sticks out in my head.

    I had a link to a bunch of Rams salary cap info until I lost my bookmarks. Anyway, Little counts for somewhere between $8M and $9M alone (the majority of it is salary, not signing bonus) IIRC. I really don't think he's worth that, so I fully expect the Rams to either cut him or rework the contract. Bruce is also around $5M -$6M if I remember, and he could be restructured as well. Hopefully the Rams can work some of this out to give us some spending money. We're going to have to pay Mr. #2 overall a good chunk of change, so we need it.

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    Re: Rams Spending

    Just like most every other team, we will rework contracts and release players as needed to get under the cap for the season no matter what we do in free agency. The question becomes who ends up on the cutting room floor.

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    Re: Rams Spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_Weasel View Post
    I'm 99.9% sure the 2008 cap has been set. I think it's $116 million, up from $110 million last year. I could be wrong on those numbers, but that's what sticks out in my head.

    I had a link to a bunch of Rams salary cap info until I lost my bookmarks. Anyway, Little counts for somewhere between $8M and $9M alone (the majority of it is salary, not signing bonus) IIRC. I really don't think he's worth that, so I fully expect the Rams to either cut him or rework the contract. Bruce is also around $5M -$6M if I remember, and he could be restructured as well. Hopefully the Rams can work some of this out to give us some spending money. We're going to have to pay Mr. #2 overall a good chunk of change, so we need it.

    I believe I saw that number as well. Or at least when I saw it here, it rang a bell. So I would say it's 116 this year.

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    Re: Rams Spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_Weasel View Post
    I'm 99.9% sure the 2008 cap has been set. I think it's $116 million, up from $110 million last year.
    Yes, you are correct......approximately. I believe there are still calculations being made to set the exact number, but yea, it should be about $116M. According to askthecommish.com....

    1 San Diego Chargers $43.03 M
    2 Tennessee Titans $40.85 M
    3 Miami Dolphins $35.56 M
    4 Jacksonville Jaguars $32.69 M
    5 Buffalo Bills $32.05 M
    6 New Orleans Saints $31.69 M
    7 Cincinnati Bengals $31.45 M
    8 San Francisco ***** $30.91 M
    9 Cleveland Browns $30.31 M
    10 Arizona Cardinals $30.27 M
    11 NY Jets $27.72 M
    12 Oakland Raiders $25.98 M
    13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers $25.9 M
    14 NY Giants $24.47 M
    15 Detroit Lions $23.5 M
    16 Houston Texans $22.91 M
    17 Dallas Cowboys $20.61 M
    18 Kansas City Chiefs $20.27 M
    19 Chicago Bears $19.8 M
    20 Pittsburgh Steelers $18.61 M
    21 Green Bay Packers $18.37 M
    22 Philadelphia Eagles $17.17 M
    23 Denver Broncos $16.77 M
    24 Minnesota Vikings $14.88 M
    25 New England Patriots $10.93 M
    26 St. Louis Rams $9.61 M
    27 Seattle Seahawks $9.55 M
    28 Indianapolis Colts $8.49 M
    29 Carolina Panthers $6.05 M
    30 Atlanta Falcons $5.79 M
    31 Baltimore Ravens $5 M
    32 Washington Redskins $-20.72 M
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    Re: Rams Spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_Weasel
    Little counts for somewhere between $8M and $9M alone (the majority of it is salary, not signing bonus) IIRC. I really don't think he's worth that, so I fully expect the Rams to either cut him or rework the contract. Bruce is also around $5M -$6M if I remember, and he could be restructured as well.
    Little counts for $10.3M ($8M salary). He's got the biggest fork at the 2008 Cap buffet. Here's some other big eaters this year:

    Pace - $8.2 cap ($5.2 salary)
    Bulger - $9 cap ($7 salary)
    Holt - $7.9 cap ($5.7 salary)
    Spoon - $5.8 cap ($4 salary)
    Bruce - $5.3 cap ($5 salary)

    And the part that really chaps my biscuits......the dead money!

    J. Butler - $1.33
    Alston - $0.18
    Faulk - $2.03

    Total Dead - $3.54 M. Not as bad as last year's $8.6 M, but still hurts.
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    Re: Rams Spending

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    Little counts for $10.3M ($8M salary). He's got the biggest fork at the 2008 Cap buffet. Here's some other big eaters this year:

    Pace - $8.2 cap ($5.2 salary)
    Bulger - $9 cap ($7 salary)
    Holt - $7.9 cap ($5.7 salary)
    Spoon - $5.8 cap ($4 salary)
    Bruce - $5.3 cap ($5 salary)

    And the part that really chaps my biscuits......the dead money!

    J. Butler - $1.33
    Alston - $0.18
    Faulk - $2.03

    Total Dead - $3.54 M. Not as bad as last year's $8.6 M, but still hurts.
    While we are on the subject, what kind of money do you think we could reasonably expect the Rams to free up by restructuring the contracts of some or all of the players you have listed?

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    Re: Rams Spending

    I think American currency is the type the Rams have to use, although the Euro right now may stretch the dollar even further......



    sorry for the slapstick, but it's tax season and I needed a break.....

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    Re: Rams Spending

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    Little counts for $10.3M ($8M salary). He's got the biggest fork at the 2008 Cap buffet. Here's some other big eaters this year:

    Pace - $8.2 cap ($5.2 salary)
    Bulger - $9 cap ($7 salary)
    Holt - $7.9 cap ($5.7 salary)
    Spoon - $5.8 cap ($4 salary)
    Bruce - $5.3 cap ($5 salary)

    And the part that really chaps my biscuits......the dead money!

    J. Butler - $1.33
    Alston - $0.18
    Faulk - $2.03

    Total Dead - $3.54 M. Not as bad as last year's $8.6 M, but still hurts.
    Thx for the info. Where did you find this?

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    Re: Rams Spending

    Quote Originally Posted by MauiRam View Post
    While we are on the subject, what kind of money do you think we could reasonably expect the Rams to free up by restructuring the contracts of some or all of the players you have listed?
    Oh, I'm sure we'll grab about 2 mil from Bruce and maybe a similar amount from Little, maybe more. Bulger's hit will stay, but maybe this year will be the start of reworking Torry's contract every year.

    Overall, I'd expect between 6 and 10 million depending on who reworks and who get cut and resigned or just cut.
    Last edited by TekeRam; -02-20-2008 at 04:24 PM.

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    Re: Rams Spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_Weasel View Post
    Thx for the info. Where did you find this?
    It was culminated by our friends over at rrf.
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