Today it was reported that the Broncos would not be picking up left tackle Russell Okung’s four year contract option. That comes as no surprise but it once again opened up the discussion about Okung’s decision to negotiate his own contract. For those who were highly critical of the contract this gave a good opportunity to come down hard on Okung which again leads to a number of statements on the contract that I don’t really agree with. So I thought since this is the kind of stuff we discuss here this was a good platform to discuss the contract. Continue reading Russell Okung, Guarantees, and Contract Metrics »
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be release cornerback Alterraun Verner according to ESPN’s Field Yates. Verner’s release will save the team $6.5 million. As is typical with Buccaneers contract there will be no dead money associated with the release since the Bucs do not use signing bonuses and all the guarantees in Verner’s contract had run out. Tampa Bay should now have around $68 million in cap room, which ranks fourth in the NFL behind the Browns, 49ers, and Jaguars. Continue reading Bucs Release Verner »
The New York Jets announced today that they are cutting veteran kicker Nick Folk and tackle Breno Giacomini in what are the first of what should be many releases made by the Jets this offseason. Both players were entering the final years of their contracts, both of which were signed in 2014. The two moves will save the Jets $7.5 million in cap space. Continue reading Jets Release Folk and Giacomini »
On last week’s podcast I discussed some thoughts on Terrell Owens and since that’s a story that’s still lingering around I thought I’d move off the cap stuff for a few minutes to talk a bit about Owens. I always find the Hall of Fame voting pretty fascinating and I think the way that its structured you will see situations like with Owens where it’s easy to leave him off and then figure you will get back to him in a future year. I can buy that argument and think it’s the reason why many times players that seem like no brainers for the Hall fall short for a few years. This was a bit different though as there were a few stories that popped up about Owens being unprofessional, that nobody wanted him around their locker room and then the kicker- that he dropped the ball too much. Continue reading Thoughts on Terrell Owens and the NFL HOF »
Cowboys Restructure Smith and Frederick Contracts
From the news that will shock nobody department the Cowboys pulled the trigger on the restructures of left tackle Tyron Smith and center Travis Frederick according to ESPN’s Todd Archer. Dallas was estimated to be nearly $13 million over a projected $168 million salary cap, a number that could grow when further adjustments are made. Dallas really had no choice but to convert salary to bonus money from these two contracts. Continue reading NFL Transactions: Feb 20, 2017 »
In one of the more surprising NFL stories, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was charged with four felonies stemming from an incident that occurred in Pittsburgh. At this point there are two different versions of the story from each side so nobody can say for certain whether Revis was in the wrong or not, but it has opened the question up about Revis’ contract with the Jets and how this incident may impact his future with the team. So lets just go over a few details with his contract and how these things may be handled.