Hawkstorian wrote:With Obomanu gone -- I'm calculating cap space at under $2m. If nothing else takes place, that money would need to be used to sign the eventual draft picks. If the Seahawks are to do anything else this off-season they will need to cut or re-structure some more deals.
Just looking through Spotrac's list now. They still have Obo in there and don't have details yet for Avril, so this is what I see from the top 51 listed there
Top 51 contracts (not counting Avril signing or Obo cut): $125,697,830
Rolled over Cap space: $13,200,000
Leaves us: $112,497,830
Dead Money: $891,000
Total cap used: $113,388,830
If you remove Obo's salary and leave in his dead money, you subtract $2.3 million
After Obo cut: $111.088,830
Add in Avril to keep the top 51 figure it's exactly half of the money in his contract ($7,500,000)
After Avril: $118,588,830
Add in $3 million for Restricted Free Agents (best guess)
After RFA: $121,588,830
Total Cap: $123,000,000
Leaves us: $1,411,170 under the cap.
There are a slew of guys in the $480,000-$555,000 range so it should even out pretty close when we sign our rookies to contracts, because we don't have a first round pick, and compensation drops pretty fast with each round.
The $1.4 million isn't enough though to re-sign our own free agents, so we will need to make some space. I can see a few restructures coming, but not sure from where.