Jul 24

NFL Roster Moves- July 23, 2014

With training camps underway we now begin a phase of the NFL offseason where transactions pick up and players are routinely cut and signed from the various teams. On days when the transactions are a bit more meaningful to everyone I’ll try to do a bit of a recap of the moves and the finances behind them.

Contract Renegotiations

The Kansas City Chiefs reworked the contract of star running back Jamaal Charles to immediately squash a potential holdout by Charles. I had discussed yesterday how underpaid Charles was relative to his peers and while this helps bridge the gap it … Read the rest

Jul 23

Looking at Jamaal Charles’ Contract and Chiefs Salary Cap

According to KCTV5, Chiefs star running back Jamaal Charles is going to hold out of training camp in the hopes of earning a new contract with the Chiefs.

Charles’ situation is not all that different than the contract situation of Andre Johnson that I have alluded to in the past concerning the disgruntled wide receiver playing for years on an under market contract. Charles was one of the last signings under the old CBA, agreeing to a five year extension worth $27 million in December of 2010. Rather than fighting the uncertainty of the labor situation, Charles agreed to the … Read the rest

Jul 22

NFL Roster Moves- July 22, 2014

With training camps underway we now begin a phase of the NFL offseason where transactions pick up and players are routinely cut and signed from the various teams. On days when the transactions are a bit more meaningful to everyone I’ll try to do a bit of a recap of the moves and the finances behind them.

Veteran Cuts

The Denver Broncos released tight end Joel Dreessen with a failed physical designation. Dreessen was a capable player whose most productive seasons came in Houston from 2007 through 2011 where he caught 105 passes over the five year period. Dreessen came … Read the rest

Jul 22

Best & Worst Contracts 2014: Philadelphia Eagles

Jason Kelce

Moving on to the champions of the NFC East…

Best Contract: Jason Kelce

Jason KelcePhiladelphia is one of those teams where there are always a number of good contracts. They are one of the best run front offices in the league and are often signing very team friendly contracts. There were a few places I thought of going with this including Brent Celek (who got the nod last season), Trent Cole, and even Riley Cooper, but thought that the Jason Kelce contract was just a bit better than all the others on the books.

Kelce is one of the bright young … Read the rest

Jul 21

Breaking Down Joe Staley’s New Contract

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Jul 21

Best & Worst Contracts 2014: Green Bay Packers

Sam Shields

We take our first look at a playoff team with the Green Bay Packers

Best Contract: Jordy Nelson

Jordy NelsonUsually you can look up and down the Packers roster and find a number of good contracts. Even on the high end of the scale, such as the contracts of Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews which rank as the highest paid players at their positions, the Packers are locking their talent into more team friendly contracts and reasonable salary cap charges during the contributing years of the contract. However there is no contract better than the one signed with Jordy Nelson in … Read the rest

Jul 18

Projecting a Contract for JJ Watt

The other day there was some discussion on Twitter about Texans’ Defensive End JJ Watt receiving a contract extension worth in the ballpark of $23 million a season. That number seems crazy, so I figured I may as well jump in and take a look at Watt and where he might stand in the market and the type of contract I think he could receive.

The Player

Watt is a unique talent in part because of the position he plays on the field. In general most defenses that employ a 34 front do not have defensive ends that generate a … Read the rest

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