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49ers OT Davis retires, will give back 4.66 of signing bonus, cap question.

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Salary Cap' started by jdallen1222, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. jdallen1222

    jdallen1222 Señor Member

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    This isn't Dolphins related so maybe this will have to be moved to another thread, but I had a question regarding the 49ers salary-cap situation and the retirement of their offensive tackle Anthony Davis. Watching the Dolphins replay on NFL network, I noticed on the scroller at the bottom of the screen that he will be returning $4.66 million of his signing bonus. Will the Niners get a refund on the cap hit as well, or will that stay at the original amount regarding Anthony Davis' contract and his signing bonus?
     
  2. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Post Hard, Post Often Club Member

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    Pretty sure that what he is repaying hasn't yet counted against the cap.

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  3. jdallen1222

    jdallen1222 Señor Member

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    I thought signing bonuses were paid immediately and the cap hit applied immediately as well toward the current or next season. Can teams spread the salary cap number from the signing bonus over multiple seasons?
     
  4. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Post Hard, Post Often Club Member

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    Yes, they can prorate the cap hit of the signing bonus.

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  5. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Club Member

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    In fact, teams almost always do now. It would be very rare for a team NOT to prorate a signing bonus, even if they have a huge amount of cap room. Before teams could carry over cap room from one season to the next, I would often wonder why a team with a huge amount of room in one given season wouldn't just eat the whole cap hit right then and there, but they just didn't do it that way. Now, its a bit of a moot point.

    Of course, there are other kinds of bonuses that will hit all at once in one season. These are often used when a team wants to be able to "go year to year" on a guy for whatever reason. Forces the team to make a descesion on a guy early in the offseason.
     
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  6. ToddPhin

    ToddPhin RIP Phinsational Luxury Box Club Member

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    Niners should probably think about finding a new team doctor. :lol:
     
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  7. JPPT1974

    JPPT1974 Veteran's Day 2018

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    That is another SF player that retired.
     
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  8. Big_fin

    Big_fin New Member

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    Edit: Nevermind.
     
  9. dolphin25

    dolphin25 Well-Known Member

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    is that the guy that said he would unretire and play for the Patriots?
     
  10. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Club Member

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    I don't know that he said that, but he apparently does have a problem with SF GM Trent Baalke, and apparently doesn't want to play for SF due to him being in charge.
     
  11. Itsdahumidity

    Itsdahumidity X gonna take it from ya

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    :up: good call U13

    Anthony Davis makes it clear he wants out of San Francisco

    “I do not want to work with a front office or anyone else who seemingly doesn’t want to win as bad as I do” - A. Davis

    “Would you happily rent your body out to people that bullsh-t you and constantly try to manipulate you?” Davis added. “I hope you’d stand up for yourself. . . . I don’t like the back and forth messy sh-t. Don’t speak to me in code.”

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/04/27/anthony-davis-makes-it-clear-he-wants-out-of-san-francisco/
     

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