Bears Restructure Cutler's Deal

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  1. The Benjamin

    The Benjamin George Halas Staff Member

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    I thought Allen already signed somewhere
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    Just a thought, the PBP Performance Base Pay, that Jordan Mills recieved additional income from, is this cap money we need or where does this come from. The article has several Bear Players on the list. With Mills thats $1mm dollars or so. The article eludes to a NFL pot so thinking this is not additional cash required.
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    http://www.csnchicago.com/bears/late-round-gem-bears-jordan-mills-tops-nfls-pbp-pay-list

    Here's a look at the Top 5 highest/lowest Bears' earnings in PBP from the NFL Management Council:

    Top 5 (after Mills)

    Chris Conte -- $210,957

    Isaiah Frey -- $179,411

    Zack Bowman -- $162,273

    Jon Bostic -- $143,309

    Matt Slauson -- $134,485
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    That's correct. The money comes from an NFL pool and it's paid by the league. It isn't included in the teams cap.

    Under the plan, the pool for each NFL team is $3.46 million and all funds are deferred until April 1, 2016. Generally speaking, players with high playing time percentages coupled with low salaries earn the most money in the performance-based pay program.
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    He's negotiating with Seattle last I heard but nothing has been announced as far as I know Benji.
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    I do too. If they plan on extending Marshall I would think they'd be doing that to gain cap space not lose it and Jeffery isn't due for an extension for another year but maybe Emery feels it would be cheaper now that to wait. That would be really out of character for him though. So I'm with you two. Emery wants a higher balance on his debit card so he can shop for another player or two.

    The $4 mil saved by Cutler's restructure should about take care of what they'll need to sign their top draft picks so that means he has about $6-$7 mil to spare right now. That's enough for a top shelf guy if one existed that we could use. The problem is that other than Allen I don't know who else could give us a return on that kind of money and anyway Allen is looking for far more than that.

    So whose left he might realistically have his eye on. Any good guesses. He said they'd keep looking to upgrade any and all positions right up to the draft so he must have something or someone in mind.
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    DeCloud maybe? unless it is a vet QB...I did read somewhere that he wants to sign 1
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    Well I guess we now know why this move was made!
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    Yup yup

    Gald I was wrong about him already being signed
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    When after he'd been to Seattle twice and he still didn't have an offer from them there was at least an inkling in my mind that he might take a swing at Allen with a number he could live with. Looks like Allen's demands have slowly come down from $12 per year, to $10 mil, to $8 mil per year. I guess that was the magic number since it's about the same as Pep averages over 3 years.

    As much as I hated to see Pep go if we had to spend $8 mil a year on a pass rusher I'd say the money is a little bit better spent on Allen. He's younger and maybe a little bit better edge rusher. He doesn't play the run as well but with Houston, Young and Izzy that's less of a concern because they all do.
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