From: girona, catalonia...in exile
ORIGINAL: Tom Sykes
ORIGINAL: David F.
OK so I went ahead and put together my 53-man-roster for 2020. This is more of a discussion piece than a prediction or a 'what should happen' kind of thing. I've made a LOT of assumptions and signed some contracts that might not be big enough. I also went ahead and drafted all our picks, made some cuts, signed some free agents, and restructured some of our guys. I'm also still $8 million over the cap so there will still need to be at least one change. I didn't restructure Rieff and we might be able to get under the cap just with that alone. Either that or one of the big ticket free agents will have to go. Here's the roster. I used the existing cap hit for the players that are currently under contract. After the roster I laid out what the new contracts look like. Some or maybe all of this might be unrealistic and that's fine. It's a conversation piece. All contracts are in millions
#205 Draft pick Shea Patterson $.6
Free agent Breshard Perryman $7
Bisi Johnson $.6
#122 Draft pick Trishton Jackson $.7
Some random garbage $.63
Wilson $2.9 Second round tender
#58 Draft pick Kenny Wilekes $1
Dozier $800 One year deal
Random garbage $.63
Free agent DJ Reader $9
#25 Draft pick Justin Madubuike $2.5
Free agent Chris Harris $8
Mac Alexander $3
#89 Draft Pick Logan Strasberg $.8
7th rounder $.5
I cut Linval, Rhodes, and Elflein. I took guesses on Colquitt, Bailey, and Mac Alexander (he'll average more than $3mil per year but the first year is always lower.
There's $9 million in dead cap
I redid Cousins 5 yrs $150 million with $95 G - it's basically Matt Ryan's contract. The cap hits go up each year and max out at $34 million in year 5.
I gave DJ Reader 4 yrs $58 million with $29 G - cap hits going from 20 - 23 are 9,11,15, and 20
I gave Chris Harris Jr. 3 yrs $40 million with $18 G - cap hits 8, 14, 18
I gave Anthony Harris 6 years $84 million with $32 G - cap hits 7, 11, 15, 15, and can't remember the last 2.
I redid Harrison Smith to 4 yrs $52 million. Cap hits 6, 9, 14, and 17.
Some opinions of mine. We're doing a GREAT job at the RB position. INCREDIBLE value. Barr and Rudolph are the worst contracts and since the contracts are so new there's really no room to make any changes.
Usually, we could not be more different in our perspective ... but I think you’ve done a real good job with this.
I can’t see us picking up 3 decent FAs (Perryman, Reader, Harris) and keeping S Harris, Kearse, Alexander ... that would be a very very strong FA offseason given our cap but is just a feeling and you have numbers to back up your pov. Reader and keeping Alexander and some third tier FAs would be about my projection.
There is also talk out there about moving Reiff inside. I think we splurge on either a guard or dt, and if we go dt I move Reiff inside, slide o’neill over and draft rt to compete with hill, maybe udoh. Its far from ideal for an ongoing historical weakness but I could see it unfolding.
then we'd have to sign rashod hill, too...he's a free agent this off season....
the journey...is paradise.