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    Why is our cap status so low?

    Who are we still paying that is not currently with the rams?
    I know Jackson and Long takes a pretty big chunk out of the cap along with Bulger and Holt and Pace...


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    Re: Why is our cap status so low?

    Bennet Glover Chavous, all guys that are old and done yet still with meaty contracts. add that to witherspoon, LL, jacksons new huge deal, bulger as top 5 qb money, long, pace, and holt, its amazing we have money to spend at all.

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    Re: Why is our cap status so low?

    Little restructured last season to stay with the team. Glover is done which will help a little with the cap along with Chavous being cut... That'll be what about 5.2 million more? Does this 8 million cap status also entail the players coming off the books for the upcoming season?

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    Re: Why is our cap status so low?

    From what I can gather, here are some cap charges for 2009...

    Holt: $10.2 million
    Pace: $9 million
    Bulger: $8.5 million
    Little: $7.6 million
    Jackson: At least $7.4 million I believe
    Bell: At least $5.1 million I believe
    Bennett: $5.05 million
    Chavous: $2.8 million

    That totals $55.65 million, meaning eight of 53 active roster players make up 45% of the approximate total cap for 2009.

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    Re: Why is our cap status so low?

    The real question is how much can the Rams trim off the cap number so they can make some moves in FA.

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    Re: Why is our cap status so low?

    I wish the Rams could cut some players without taking the Cap hit. Bell "G" all 280lbs of him, Bennett "WR" has done nothing yet, and Chavous "SS" old and slow for position.
    Rookie OT Greco played better than Bell at the "G"position.
    Bennett WR maybe 50 catches in 3 seasons.

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    Re: Why is our cap status so low?

    We're gonna let Glover and Chavous go. I'm sure thats going to happen.

    We may need to have Bulger, Bennett, Holt and Pace reconstruct their contracts.
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    Re: Why is our cap status so low?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    From what I can gather, here are some cap charges for 2009...

    Holt: $10.2 million
    Pace: $9 million
    Bulger: $8.5 million
    Little: $7.6 million
    Jackson: At least $7.4 million I believe
    Bell: At least $5.1 million I believe
    Bennett: $5.05 million
    Chavous: $2.8 million

    That totals $55.65 million, meaning eight of 53 active roster players make up 45% of the approximate total cap for 2009.
    That just seems sloppy to me. We need a few of those guys to restructure. If I were them I'd do just about anything to start getting this team going in the right direction. It's not like they're going to be money deprived.


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    Re: Why is our cap status so low?

    The team was making a point to sign its top players to long-term contracts. If that's right, our top 5 take up a third of our cap space. I think a lot of restructuring is in order. The only one on that list you could argue was performing up to the expectations that come with that kind of contract would be Jackson.

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    Re: Why is our cap status so low?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shan the Ram Man View Post
    I wish the Rams could cut some players without taking the Cap hit. Bell "G" all 280lbs of him
    The Rams aren't going to cut Bell a year after signing him to a six-year deal. Cap hit would be big.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mooselini View Post
    We're gonna let Glover and Chavous go. I'm sure thats going to happen.
    Glover isn't under contract in 2009.

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    Re: Why is our cap status so low?

    I really don't think Holt wants to play for the Rams next season. I know he has bad knees but I find it hard to believe he fell off that much last season. Unfortunantly I think due to that poor season if we trade him we're not going to get much back. It would clear up some cap room though so I guess they need to figure out if they can do better with that money or is keeping Torry the better choice. As much as I would hate to see Torry go it won't be as bad as seeing Ike leave last year. If our ownership has any class at all they will resign Bruce for one day when he is set to end his career so he can retire as a Ram, which is the only way it should be.

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    Re: Why is our cap status so low?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spyederman View Post
    I really don't think Holt wants to play for the Rams next season. I know he has bad knees but I find it hard to believe he fell off that much last season. Unfortunantly I think due to that poor season if we trade him we're not going to get much back. It would clear up some cap room though so I guess they need to figure out if they can do better with that money or is keeping Torry the better choice.
    Welcome aboard!

    Holt will hopefully be asked to restructure his contract to shift around his guaranteed money, giving us a greater chance to land some contributing free agents and giving him a greater chance of having one last hurrah.

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    Re: Why is our cap status so low?

    Thanks for the welcome, new member but life long Rams fan. I agree he may be asked along with others to restructure and hopefully he will. I still think Holt has some very good years left. Many of our offensive problems arise from the line which has been shuffled around so much the last few years. We have a pattern over the years of having good quarterbacks that start to take a pounding and get happy feet. They leave the Rams, get some protection and their confidence back and return to form. If somehow we can just stay semi healthy it's still a very talented offense with some nice talent outside at WR. Holt is a pro and a leader and beyond his talent would be great to have around for the young guys. He had a couple guys like that (Bruce and Faulk) to help guide him into the NFL and I hope he sticks around to do the same.

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    Re: Why is our cap status so low?

    Restructuring contracts sounds good, but how many of those guys do you think would do it? Has there been a report saying the rams are going to do this?

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    Re: Why is our cap status so low?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bar-bq View Post
    Holt will hopefully be asked to restructure his contract to shift around his guaranteed money
    He's in the final year of his contract. If we want to shift money around to try and lessen his cap charge, we have two options: (1) pay cut or (2) extension. Is he receptive to either of those? I really doubt he'd take a pay cut, and an extension with us is probably going to be worth less than what he'd get on the open market.

    Quote Originally Posted by SJacks039 View Post
    Has there been a report saying the rams are going to do this?
    Not to my knowledge, but I'm sure they haven't ruled out approaching anyone at this point.
    Last edited by Nick; -01-30-2009 at 10:44 AM.

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