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Old 07-03-2007, 11:44 PM   #10
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Default Re: Ten-million dollar club

Originally Posted by tony hipchest View Post
the USA today article clearly explained that. its not too complicated of a concept, really.

when you pay someone Now (signing bonuses) and push the Cap charges into the future you are Pushing money into the future.
Yep - from the article:

That's one of the oddities of the NFL's economic system, in which certain bonuses, usually for signing the contract, are often paid immediately but are counted against the salary cap over the life of the player's contract. Seymour's value may better be considered by looking at the average per year value of his deal: $9.33 million.
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