After Allen, how much cap space is left?

Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by The Benjamin, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. The Benjamin

    The Benjamin George Halas
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Messages:
    48,651
    Likes Received:
    2,455
    ßearz ßuckz:
    4,259ß
    Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement!
    Not counting what is set aside for the draft, what (if any) do the Bears have left to spend?
     
  2. a_miljan

    a_miljan Pro-Bowler

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2013
    Messages:
    1,278
    Likes Received:
    446
    ßearz ßuckz:
    736ß
    sportac will tell...surely well make a few vet min
     
  3. riczaj01

    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka
    SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2006
    Messages:
    24,631
    Likes Received:
    3,987
    ßearz ßuckz:
    3,906ß
    well considering the team had to use some of Cutlers contract to get this done, I'd say next to nothing.
     
  4. soulman

    soulman Coordinator
    SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    8,228
    Likes Received:
    2,487
    ßearz ßuckz:
    4,207ß
    The structure of the deal hasn't been posted yet. It depends on what his 2014 cap hit is but there's all kinds of time left to add more cap space.

    EDIT: Spotrac isn't showing any signing bonus. Just $15.5 mil in guarantees so it may be as much as $7.5 mil this year. If that's the case it would somewhere between $2-$3 mil left. I'll just add that if his $15.5 guaranteed $$$ is paid out in yrs. 1 and 2 then essentially this is a two year deal for $15.5 mil. Beyond that he'll have to earn years 3 and 4 similar to the way Cutler's deal was done or we can release him without a cap hit.
     
    #4 soulman, Mar 26, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2014
    • Like Like x 1
  5. butkus3595

    butkus3595 Pro-Bowler

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2013
    Messages:
    4,111
    Likes Received:
    1,794
    ßearz ßuckz:
    3,275ß
    From what I've seen only year 1 and 2 are guaranteed, so he must be getting that money then. Either way it's better than what Ware and Peppers signed for.
     
  6. soulman

    soulman Coordinator
    SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    8,228
    Likes Received:
    2,487
    ßearz ßuckz:
    4,207ß
    Last report says he gets a guaranteed bonus next March so I'd say the 2014 cap hit is much lower than $7.5 mil.
     
  7. VJ18

    VJ18 Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2013
    Messages:
    553
    Likes Received:
    145
    ßearz ßuckz:
    343ß
  8. JustAnotherBearsFan99

    JustAnotherBearsFan99 Assistant Head Coach
    SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Messages:
    13,047
    Likes Received:
    4,141
    ßearz ßuckz:
    5,119ß
    I'd expect that we're now set for the draft to fill the remaining holes in the roster. I'd be surprised if we did any major FA signings at this point. Maybe some vet minimum deals, but nothing major.
     
  9. soulman

    soulman Coordinator
    SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    8,228
    Likes Received:
    2,487
    ßearz ßuckz:
    4,207ß
    Agreed, and I'm beginning to think Allen's cap hit for 2014 is a lot closer to that $4 mil he freed up than it's is to $7.5 mil. If so he's still left himself some room to sign a couple more including his own. Mannelly is one unless he decides to retire and Britton is another because he still needs a swing OT.

    Now he's shuffled the deck as far as what he might do with that first round pick. The way he's done things in bunches, like the OL last year, he may still take Donald to add even more to the pass rush and use Allen, Young and Houston in the DE rotation. As good a pass rusher as Allen is he doesn't play the run anywhere near as well as Houston or Young. If we can keep him off the field more it only adds to his effectiveness as a rusher.
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. The Benjamin

    The Benjamin George Halas
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Messages:
    48,651
    Likes Received:
    2,455
    ßearz ßuckz:
    4,259ß
    I'd say either DT or S in the first
     
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page