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Cap Question

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Salary Cap' started by ElCajonJeff71, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. ElCajonJeff71

    ElCajonJeff71 Junior Member

    Apr 25, 2008
    I just read a thread that says we are approximately $21 million under the cap after trading JT. My question is will this trade help our cap situation in 2009 and if so how??

    I remember all the talk of the cap space we freed up after trading Chambers, releasing Zach and now trading JT was supposed to add up to approximately $30 million so I wonder what happened??

    Anyway, we all have to understand that while we love JT and wanted him to stay, we had to trade him now because we are definately rebuilding and in order to do that we have to free up money so we can sign younger impact players. So my last question is, what young free agents might be available in 2009???
  2. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Post Hard, Post Often Club Member

    Mar 22, 2008
    Well JTs salary is off the books for 2009, so yes, it will help. However, whatever of his signing bonus that is amortized over future years is going to count against the cap immediately.

    I'm not sure how much of that bonus is amortized over future years, but the trade certainly clears up about $8M for 2009s cap.
  3. Clumpy

    Clumpy Premium Member Luxury Box

    Dec 10, 2007
    Can see The Ralph!!
    Under new rules, trading a player after June 1st is applied just like a release. Previously, all remaining proration would be applied to the year of the trade. Since JT had only 2 yrs remaining on his deal, his proration for 2008 and 2009 will still count on both those years. He likely rec'd his $500,000 roster bonus this year, so that also count on 2008. Miami saves his respective salaries of $7.5 million in 2008 and $8 million in 2009.
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  4. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

    Nov 22, 2007
    So. Cal
    Thanks Brother Clumpy.:up:
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  5. alen1

    alen1 New Member

    Dec 16, 2007
    Really makes me sad to see that your a Bills fan. :sad:
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  6. Clumpy

    Clumpy Premium Member Luxury Box

    Dec 10, 2007
    Can see The Ralph!!

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  7. Lt Dan

    Lt Dan Season Ticket Holder

    Mar 23, 2008
    Eglin AFB, Fl
    Well done Robert
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