Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Pro Bowl
8:00PM Eastern on ESPN

Thread Tools
Old 08-30-2006, 12:26 PM   #1
tony hipchest
tony hipchest's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: in your mouth...
Posts: 42,341
Member Number: 658
Thanks: 3,055
Thanked 13,953 Times in 5,784 Posts
Default roster cuts, the cap, Duce and Gardocki

while i am no capologist, kirwan certainly is. this article may help explain why the steelers, while appearantly under the cap now, may explore wether it is best to cut a player like duce or gardocki. (personally i dont think either will be cut unless its an absolute necessity. the f.o. is to good to have their backs put up to the wall in that way though.)

What's on the horizon for cap gurus, Branch

By Pat Kirwan
NFL.com Senior Analyst

(Aug. 28, 2006) -- By the end of this week, the rosters will be trimmed down from 80-plus in camp to the final 53, as well as an eight-man practice squad will be put in place.

Up to now, teams have been charged only for the top 51 salaries on their roster, so they need to have the cap space for more charges. Figure the salaries for the extra two players to go from 51 to 53 will cost about $1 million in salary-cap space. Figure the eight-man practice squad to cost about another $1 million in cap space. So teams need about $2 million of space for the additional 10 players.

Most teams want to enter the regular season with close to $2 million of cap space for two reasons. One, they need space if they have to sign extra players during the season if they incur injuries and have to get guys off the street or make a trade. Two, club executives might want to extend players in the last year of their contracts and avoid letting them hit the open market next winter. The risk of injury during the regular season usually is a deciding factor in the mind of a player who signs an extension during the season.

So, this time of year we could see a few renegotiations with star players to create the salary-cap space needed to head into the season in the right financial position. It is true that most teams have some extra cap space as it relates to recent years, and clubs should be able to keep the best 53-man roster without regard to salary-cap issues, but there are about six teams that might have to cut players for cap reasons.
tony hipchest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 06:16 PM   #2
Living Legend
clevestinks's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 8,326
Member Number: 302
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Re: roster cuts, the cap, Duce and Gardocki

Gardocki was a quetion to me when we got him. We really didn`t improve that much, and he was older and a hell of alot more expensive. I think we just wanted to steal him away from the brownies.
clevestinks is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts