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Salary Cap Expected Rise Could Be Good News For Some Players


The salary cap is expected to rise 5% this offseason and will put the cap at around $130 million. That is up from the $123 million that teams were expected to use last season and is much higher than most people had expected the cap level to be raised to.

That is some good news for the Chargers. The team was already over the cap, but this will give the team some breathing room and it could be some good news for some players that are on the roster. It also coule be some good news for Donald Butler. Butler will be a free agent in a few weeks and the team is working to bring him back. With the extra money under the cap, the team can work on a deal that won’t have them scrambling to release people off of the roster.

The extra money under the cap could be good news for players like Jeromey Clary or Eddie Royal. COULD BE GOOD NEWS. The team still will likely find a way to make more room under the cap, but the urgency to release some of these players to generate some space might not be there.

Based on the numbers from OVER THE CAP, the team has around $123 million devoted to the current roster.

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  • Julien Bélair

    Please just cut clary today

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      I wish I could up this a billion times.

      • arnie

        I wish i could get behind a cutting player, that played well enough, through injuries, and was there for the team.

        • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

          Hey.. glad you like him. I don’t. Just like I never really liked Jammer. Average is as good as it gets.

  • tubbs45

    That is very good news… Clary has done well as a Guard, but not for that kind of cash… Cuts I see: COX, Royal, LeRon…

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    • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

      I expect Royal to be cut, but I hope we bring him back at a lower price. When he’s healthy, he can be dangerous.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      HIGH FIVE.. no? no?

    • Julien Bélair

      he did not well he was awful

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        Agreed. Being healthy & barely average, is not = being good.

        • Julien Bélair

          But I feel sorry for the guy I know he tries hard… he is just not good..

          • Gunnar Martin

            It’s true. I think, if he agrees to it, they should bring him back on a CHEAP salary so that he can play in a backup role that still has some value to the team as a veteran that sustains familiarity within the organization. Especially if Hardwick decides to retire.

          • Julien Bélair

            hardwick will retire next year

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            CHEAP is the key word here.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            I hear ya.. I don’t think he’s a bad guy.. just got lucky as heck that AJ sucks at contract negotiation.. take a hard line & let all your good players walk.. but, give Clary a ridiculous contract.. total lunacy. Now it’s almost impossible to cut him, because we have no other options, except to draft a rookie guard, and hope it pans out..

          • Julien Bélair

            I think troutman can easily match his production (witch isn’t an upgrade but we get more money to spend on another player).

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            He needs to get his penalties under control first. In his limited snaps, he had quite a few. He might be good, but it’s still to be determined. I haven’t loved what I’ve seen so far, that’s for sure.

          • Julien Bélair

            Me neither but it was his ”rookie” season. Not so bad when you look at it that way

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            BUT… I can agree with you on this.. If Clary stays, Troutman’s chances of developing, and getting experience that will make him a good player are seriously diminished. I think he can be a better guard than Clary is.

    • arnie

      Agreed. Is Clary over paid? Yes. Is he worth letting go? No. Clary isn’t the best guard in the world, but let’s be clear, his salary was based on a Tackle position and negotiated by a bafoon. With no “clear cut” options to replace him, my personal dislike takes a back seat, to a player that was a contributor to 20 less sacks of Rivers and 1200+rushing for mathews.
      It’s actually likely Cox an Royal may be staying too.

  • boltingindiego

    im glad they raised the cap gives us some much needed flexibility to improve our team.

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Good news!!!! BUT…. Looks like Clary’s “lucky bastard” streak may continue yet again. Watch, Gates will end up on some other team, and Clary will retire a Charger.. there is something seriously wrong about that scenario.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Pete! Gahh! Shut up! What the heck has contaminated your imagination?! Get those evil demons out! I think I’ll go take a shower now haha

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        Hahaha…Make sure it’s scalding hot, to wash all of the sin off.

        • arnie

          Pete it’s only a sin to cut good players, who went out and earned his money.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            So Clary is “good” now? Interesting.

          • arnie

            Good enough for 20 less sacks on Rivers…..

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            So…. Vasquez was the problem? Check.

        • Gunnar Martin

          I’ll do it if you do it ;)

  • Gunnar Martin

    Awesome news. Hopefully this means we have a better shot at landing a top-notch nose tackle in free agency like Soliai. Thanks NFL!