We have 51 players signed up already for next year but i have done a list of guys we should keep from the list . I will also give a list of our FA's and their status i.e weather they are restricted or not .This post is not an " off season plan" but more of a guide for the readers of GGN to show at what positions we have needs and what cap the positions are taking up . For the purpose of this post i have ommited practice squad players and other low value guys who have not contributed a lot playing wise. Follow me after the jump for all the info
PLAYERS SIGNED AND THEIR 2012 SALARY
QB : Sanchez $14,253,125 , Mc Elroy $406,288 . Total : $ 14,659,413
HB : Greene $ 799,370 , Mc Knight $ 623,370 , Powell $ 565,125 . Total : $1,987,865
FB : Conner $ 547,870
WR : Holmes $ 9,250,000 , Kerley $ 511,062 Total : $ 9,761,062
TE : Keller $ 1,989,375 , Cumberland $498,788 , Baker $465,000 Total : $ 2,953,163
C : Mangold $5,690,100
OLB : Pace $7,348,333
LS : Purdum $498,120
Total 33 players TOTAL CAP $ 109,178,140
As you can see from the above list ,we already have 33 players taking up $109m in cap meaning we still need 20 players (approx) to fill out the roster with only $34m left in cap . Our draft picks should fill 7- 10(approx) depending on compensatory picks of those 20 roster spots and would cost us $5.5m (max) . So that leaves us with between 10-13 roster spots to fill and $28.5m in cap space .
Please note : Smith and Hunter are not in the above list because i see them as the main players needed to be upgraded . However the cap value for each are: Hunter $2.5m , Smith $ 2.05m
FREE AGENTS (unresticted)
FREE AGENTS ( restricted )
As you can see from the FA's we have , about half of those guys ( 7-8) would be worth resigning and would cost around 12m -15m leaving us with 5 roster spots (approx ) to use on new players and between $13m - $16m in cap space to to sign these new guys .
I hope to above list helps you guys when wondering what cap a player is taking up , if a player is a RFA or an UFA ,what gaps there is in our roster ETC .
Please note most of this list was taken from http://nyjetscap.com