• How to squeeze contracts into a tight cap

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Mar 14, 2013
    Let's look at how the Lions structured each of the first three contracts and how much, if at all, those players' cap numbers will rise in the next few years: Those are the details of how three players whose deals will pay out $50.5 million over the next five years will count $6.13 million against the 2013 cap. Specifically, he’s signing players to contracts that use minimal cap space in 2013, with the obvious goal of getting as many impact players as possible on the field this year, in the hopes of turning the team’s fortunes around. It's harder to manage those numbers over time, which is why teams with the best salary-cap situations absorb as much of the total cap hit in the first year. So, basically, the Dolphins won’t be spending quite as freely next year. 
    Source: ESPN.com
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