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#1 dogman

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:55 AM

I've just checked my facts and believe I am correct in the statement that each NFL team must spend 89% of the salary cap.  Currently the Bills are well under that number.  How can they just take a pass at free agency?

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:03 AM

I wouldn't be shocked if they were waiting until post-draft or training camp to make more additions.

When does the 89% requirement need to be met by?

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:05 AM

i do not believe they are well under this number currently.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:35 AM

View Postdogman, on 20 March 2013 - 10:55 AM, said:

I've just checked my facts and believe I am correct in the statement that each NFL team must spend 89% of the salary cap.  Currently the Bills are well under that number.  How can they just take a pass at free agency?

You need to check your facts again I think.   I just did a simple Google of articles on the Bills cap situation.  And found ones such as this ->  link to Buff News article

The Bills do not have that much room to make FA signings.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:22 PM

View Postprissythecat, on 20 March 2013 - 11:35 AM, said:

You need to check your facts again I think.   I just did a simple Google of articles on the Bills cap situation.  And found ones such as this ->  link to Buff News article

The Bills do not have that much room to make FA signings.

That article was written on 2/13/13.  It did not factor in the cap hit for Kelsay plus they also factored in a 1.3 m tender offer for Nelson which did not happen.  Also, their cap hit for Fitz this year is only half of what the article stated because half is absorbed in 2013 and half in 2014.  So... since that article was published, the Bills have about 11m more to spend than that.  I don't know if they also acounted for McGee's cap savings, and I don't know what Manny Lawson's signing does.  Also, the Bills reportedly rolled over $10m unused cap space fron 2012 to this year making their cap for 2013 about 131m.  They have to spend to 89&% of the $12!m, but they could go as high as the $131m number this year.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:33 PM

View PostDr. Trooth, on 20 March 2013 - 12:22 PM, said:



That article was written on 2/13/13.  It did not factor in the cap hit for Kelsay plus they also factored in a 1.3 m tender offer for Nelson which did not happen.  Also, their cap hit for Fitz this year is only half of what the article stated because half is absorbed in 2013 and half in 2014.  So... since that article was published, the Bills have about 11m more to spend than that.  I don't know if they also acounted for McGee's cap savings, and I don't know what Manny Lawson's signing does.  Also, the Bills reportedly rolled over $10m unused cap space fron 2012 to this year making their cap for 2013 about 131m.  They have to spend to 89&% of the $12!m, but they could go as high as the $131m number this year.

Right, but I think they are almost certainly at the 109m threshold (especially with rookie pay).

Spending from here will be choice not obligation.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:47 PM

The Bills will add free agents after the draft...that is when they will become cheaper--that's not a knock on Russ is cheap, but it's the truth.

Waiting is the hardest part

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:50 PM

8 days into FA people.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:52 PM

View PostCaptain Hindsight, on 20 March 2013 - 12:50 PM, said:

8 days into FA people.

Is Miami still winning?

GO BILLS!!!

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

It looks like you didn''t check your fact nor did you check the search function

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:04 PM

View PostCaptain Hindsight, on 20 March 2013 - 12:50 PM, said:

8 days into FA people.

I'm not sure all the FA's are waiting around until Buddy gets around to it.  My concern is that without any signings they are locking their draft up, and forcing themselves to draft certain positions.  That kills Buddy's "best available" concept.  Or they can wait and collect all the refuse left over.  My source was overthecap.com-but could be wrong.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:01 PM

View Postdogman, on 20 March 2013 - 02:04 PM, said:


My concern is that without any signings they are locking their draft up, and forcing themselves to draft certain positions.  That kills Buddy's "best available" concept.

I see the opposite. We have so many holes now that a pure BPA will help no matter what position the BPA is on our pick. Then, after the draft, we will know exactly which positions we need FAs to fill.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:30 PM

View Postdogman, on 20 March 2013 - 10:55 AM, said:

I've just checked my facts and believe I am correct in the statement that each NFL team must spend 89% of the salary cap.  Currently the Bills are well under that number.  How can they just take a pass at free agency?

$5 mil - $ 6 mil for rookeis

Byrd Contract $7 mil - $8 mil

We will sign a few FA's before the FA period is up

extend Woods

Edited by Snorom, 20 March 2013 - 03:30 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:33 PM

Extend CJ and Byrd also

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:55 PM

View Postdogman, on 20 March 2013 - 02:04 PM, said:

I'm not sure all the FA's are waiting around until Buddy gets around to it.  My concern is that without any signings they are locking their draft up, and forcing themselves to draft certain positions.  That kills Buddy's "best available" concept.  Or they can wait and collect all the refuse left over.  My source was overthecap.com-but could be wrong.
it's my thinking that the opposite opinion may hold a bit of water here. if they wait until after the draft to fill out the roster, they will have the choice of picking whatever players in the draft they will feel helps the team most (buddy's "best availeable" concept), regardless of position. then after the draft you can sign journeyman vets to fill whatever holes you have left. and then there are always the camp cuts and the raiding of other teams practice squads.

View PostProbablyWrong, on 20 March 2013 - 03:01 PM, said:

I see the opposite. We have so many holes now that a pure BPA will help no matter what position the BPA is on our pick. Then, after the draft, we will know exactly which positions we need FAs to fill.
crap, guess i shoud have read the whole thread before replying...i mean...yeah, what he said!

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:25 PM

View Postjeremy2020, on 20 March 2013 - 01:05 PM, said:

It looks like you didn''t check your fact nor did you check the search function
And there he is....

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:41 PM

View PostSnorom, on 20 March 2013 - 03:30 PM, said:

extend Woods



#18 billnutinphoenix

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:00 PM

I am starting to think that the Bills will resign Wood and Spiller with the money...Furthermore, I think the Bills will take a run at TE Aaron Hernandez next year...

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:52 PM

View Postbillnutinphoenix, on 20 March 2013 - 08:00 PM, said:

I am starting to think that the Bills will resign Wood and Spiller with the money...Furthermore, I think the Bills will take a run at TE Aaron Hernandez next year...
That will be difficult

http://espn.go.com/b...ion-sources-say