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    NFL salary cap rises $30.6 million to record $255.4 million per team

    This is great news for the Bills as they're now about $41 mil over instead of the $51-52 mil that was being projected. Brandon Beane must be pretty excited.

    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/...llion-per-team

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    Re: NFL salary cap rises $30.6 million to record $255.4 million per team

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed View Post
    This is great news for the Bills as they're now about $41 mil over instead of the $51-52 mil that was being projected. Brandon Beane must be pretty excited.

    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/...llion-per-team
    Did they rework josh’s deal yet? I heard that was going to happen to help situation too.

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    Can they offer Von a management position to retire early to help with cap. Junior GM in training

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    Re: NFL salary cap rises $30.6 million to record $255.4 million per team

    Maybe we can afford to cut Miller now.

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    Re: NFL salary cap rises $30.6 million to record $255.4 million per team

    We gotta find a creative way to get him (Von) off the books.
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    Re: NFL salary cap rises $30.6 million to record $255.4 million per team

    Quote Originally Posted by BuffaloBlitz83 View Post
    Can they offer Von a management position to retire early to help with cap. Junior GM in training
    I suggested this awhile ago ..... can't see why not.

    Start his new career early .... make it worth his while .... get creative.

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    Re: NFL salary cap rises $30.6 million to record $255.4 million per team

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodman View Post
    I suggested this awhile ago ..... can't see why not.

    Start his new career early .... make it worth his while .... get creative.
    Why. Any creative way has Buffalo paying Von not to play. Just sweat it out til next off season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    Why. Any creative way has Buffalo paying Von not to play. Just sweat it out til next off season.
    But it does open the door to sign players ............ that will contribute now ..... I like that idea better.

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    Re: NFL salary cap rises $30.6 million to record $255.4 million per team

    You guys just need to accept that Von is going to be on the team this season. There's no getting around his $32 mil of dead cap if you get rid of him.

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    Re: NFL salary cap rises $30.6 million to record $255.4 million per team

    Well....that changes things pretty quickly.

    The Bills can become cap complied with four reasonable moves....


    1. Restructure Josh Allen - save $22.63M cap space.

    2. Restructure Tre' White Allen with a non-guaranteed extension (turn his 2024 base salary and roster bonus into a fully guaranteed signing bonus, with the Bills adding a pair of fully non-guaranteed years through 2027 for proration purposes) - save $7.39M cap space.

    3. Restructure Rasul Douglas - save $6.03M cap space.

    4. Restructure Dawson Knox - save $5.86M cap space.

    Total cap savings - $41.91M

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    Re: NFL salary cap rises $30.6 million to record $255.4 million per team

    BTW....don't buy the meme that the "NFL salary cap rises...to record $255.4M"

    It's NOT a record. Only in dollar amount. The real measurement of whether it's a "record" amount is percentage increase from the previous year.

    2024's increase of 13.58% over 2023 is technically the fourth highest after...

    1998 - 26.37% increase.

    2006 - 19.30% increase

    2022 - 14.08% increase.

    2024 - 13.58% increase

    I say "technically" because the 2022 14.08% increases was after a decrease of 7.92% for 2021 because of covid.

    In the 30 years of the cap era, there have been only two years that saw decreases. 2011 -2.44% after the uncapped year of 2010 because of the strike (owners were accused of collusion in keeping increases low that year) and the aforementioned -7.92% in 2021.

    I've been keeping track of the cap changes and the increases over the years are eye opening....

    Year In Millions % Change $ Change
    1994 $34.61
    1995 $37.10 7.20% $2.49
    1996 $40.75 9.85% $3.65
    1997 $41.45 1.71% $0.70
    1998 $52.38 26.37% $10.93
    1999 $57.29 9.37% $4.91
    2000 $62.17 8.52% $4.88
    2001 $67.40 8.41% $5.23
    2002 $71.10 5.49% $3.70
    2003 $75.00 5.49% $3.90
    2004 $80.58 7.44% $5.58
    2005 $85.50 6.11% $4.92
    2006 $102.00 19.30% $16.50
    2007 $109.00 6.86% $7.00
    2008 $116.00 6.42% $7.00
    2009 $123.00 6.03% $7.00
    2010 uncapped n/a n/a
    2011 $120.00 -2.44% -$3.00
    2012 $120.60 0.50% $0.60
    2013 $123.00 1.99% $2.40
    2014 $133.00 8.13% $10.00
    2015 $143.28 7.73% $10.28
    2016 $155.27 8.37% $11.99
    2017 $167.00 7.55% $11.73
    2018 $177.20 6.11% $10.20
    2019 $188.20 6.21% $11.00
    2020 $198.20 5.31% $10.00
    2021 $182.50 -7.92% -$15.70
    2022 $208.20 14.08% $25.70
    2023 $224.86 8.00% $16.66
    2024 $255.40 13.58% $30.54

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    Re: NFL salary cap rises $30.6 million to record $255.4 million per team

    Just my thought....a team should not be having this issue without conference championship games unless they're doing it wrong, for whatever reason and more fa's and restructures to push it down the road have accomplished nothing whatever besides the obvious. This fake idea we need another old guy to get us over the top collapsed with Miller and it's time to do things differently in the 8th year of the program or we wasted a franchise qb who is wearing down now.

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    Re: NFL salary cap rises $30.6 million to record $255.4 million per team

    You're forgetting the historical perspective:

    13 Seconds.

    They brought in Miller to be able to finish a game on defense.

    I thought it was a lot to pay a 33 year old, but what the hell do I know?

    I almost hate to say it, but that philosophy is consistent over the team's history. (despite having a change in ownership)

    Bring in an aging linebacker (who's best days were behind him) as a closer:

    Pat Toomay
    Phil Villapiano
    Isiah Robertson
    Bryce Paup
    Chris Spielman
    Shawne Merriman
    Mario Williams
    Last edited by Historian; 02-25-2024 at 06:20 AM.

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    Re: NFL salary cap rises $30.6 million to record $255.4 million per team

    Quote Originally Posted by Historian View Post
    You're forgetting the historical perspective:

    13 Seconds.

    They brought in Miller to be able to finish a game on defense.

    I thought it was a lot to pay a 33 year old, but what the hell do I know?

    I almost hate to say it, but that philosophy is consistent over the team's history. (despite having a change in ownership)

    Bring in an aging linebacker (who's best days were behind him) as a closer:

    Pat Toomay
    Phil Villapiano
    Isiah Robertson
    Bryce Paup
    Chris Spielman
    Shawne Merriman
    Mario Williams
    Although I personally don’t agree with the idea of signing old guys to big contracts I understand Beanes reasoning.

    Miller was playing up to his contract pre ACL injury. If he stayed healthy he very well could have been the difference he was signed to be.

    Also Paup and Williams were both very effective as Bills…although one could argue that their presence wasn’t needed on their respective teams as neither team was close enough for them to make a difference.

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    Re: NFL salary cap rises $30.6 million to record $255.4 million per team

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post
    Also Paup and Williams were both very effective as Bills…although one could argue that their presence wasn’t needed on their respective teams as neither team was close enough for them to make a difference.
    Agree.

    I liked Paup.

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    Re: NFL salary cap rises $30.6 million to record $255.4 million per team

    Quote Originally Posted by Historian View Post
    You're forgetting the historical perspective:

    13 Seconds.

    They brought in Miller to be able to finish a game on defense.

    I thought it was a lot to pay a 33 year old, but what the hell do I know?

    I almost hate to say it, but that philosophy is consistent over the team's history. (despite having a change in ownership)

    Bring in an aging linebacker (who's best days were behind him) as a closer:

    Pat Toomay
    Phil Villapiano
    Isiah Robertson
    Bryce Paup
    Chris Spielman
    Shawne Merriman
    Mario Williams
    Both Bryce Paup and Mario Williams were 26 when the Bills signed them, so I would not call them aging players whose best years were behind them (obviously in Paup's case his best year was his first year with the Bills when he won DPOY).

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