Cooks to Rams for first round pick

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Re: Cooks to Rams for first round pick

Post by Vikefan60 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:04 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:
dead_poet wrote:Good article on the 2018 Rams

https://www.theringer.com/platform/amp/ ... ssion=true
But the concerns over the team’s upcoming deluge of big paydays is overwrought. Joyner, Cooks, Donald, Suh, Peters, Talib, Goff, and Todd Gurley will all be due for new contracts over the next two years, but with a projected $80 million and change of cap space for the 2019 season, the Rams have an incredible amount of flexibility to decide whom to keep (or let leave) after this season. L.A. has very few big-money commitments going out past next year, with left tackle Andrew Whitworth and defensive tackle Michael Brockers the only two players due to count north of $10 million against the cap in 2019. Plus, Goff’s the only player with more than $2 million in dead money—meaning the team can cut just about anyone it wants if it needs to shuffle the books around significantly. That means the Rams can extend Donald, Cooks (which is reportedly the plan), and a few other key members of the nucleus—and still have plenty of room to spare for Goff and Gurley down the line.
Did the salary cap increase significantly in the past few seasons? How is anyone $80 million under the cap? What are the Vikings next seasons?

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According to overthecap.com, the Rams have $90M in cap space in 2019. The Vikings show $54M for 2019. These numbers assume all current contracts expire on schedule, fifth year options are not exercised and include no potential tags. The numbers themselves don't mean much without looking at the details.
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Re: Cooks to Rams for first round pick

Post by S197 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:10 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:
dead_poet wrote:Good article on the 2018 Rams

https://www.theringer.com/platform/amp/ ... ssion=true
But the concerns over the team’s upcoming deluge of big paydays is overwrought. Joyner, Cooks, Donald, Suh, Peters, Talib, Goff, and Todd Gurley will all be due for new contracts over the next two years, but with a projected $80 million and change of cap space for the 2019 season, the Rams have an incredible amount of flexibility to decide whom to keep (or let leave) after this season. L.A. has very few big-money commitments going out past next year, with left tackle Andrew Whitworth and defensive tackle Michael Brockers the only two players due to count north of $10 million against the cap in 2019. Plus, Goff’s the only player with more than $2 million in dead money—meaning the team can cut just about anyone it wants if it needs to shuffle the books around significantly. That means the Rams can extend Donald, Cooks (which is reportedly the plan), and a few other key members of the nucleus—and still have plenty of room to spare for Goff and Gurley down the line.
Did the salary cap increase significantly in the past few seasons? How is anyone $80 million under the cap? What are the Vikings next seasons?

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Cap isn't a use it or lose it type deal, you can roll some of it forward. I believe the Vikings rolled $13M or so forward from 2017. Might be +/- that number, just going off memory.
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