• Niners clear $9.75 million in cap space by trading Smith

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 28, 2013
    The Chiefs will carry the $9.75 million on their cap, but unlike many teams the Chiefs have more than enough salary-cap space. The total cap savings for the 49ers will be $9.75 million, since there is no bonus acceleration that will hit the cap when Smith is traded. By trading their backup quarterback , the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers will pick up a second-round pick this year, a third-round pick that can become a second-round pick next year, and plenty of cap relief. Ben is replaced by Philip Rivers and his $17.1 million cap number.  As not expected, they’ve done the deal at a time when doing so will help the Ravens reduce the exclusive franchise tender to their own franchise quarterback, Joe Flacco.
  • Roethlisberger re-do saves $3 million in cap space

    As expected, the Steelers have restructured quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s contract.  As not expected, they’ve done the deal at a time when doing so will help the Ravens reduce the exclusive franchise tender to their own franchise quarterback, Joe

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