So here we go to the start of FA. Tuesday starts the million dollar NFL spending spree. We dont expect the Cardinals to make a huge inpact in the FA market this year with the limited cap space that we do have avaialable. No Star WR is coming to our team, Or LT to shore up our line. From what i see for Steve Keim though he is making the right moves to get us in a position to get better.
First off you have to look at the cutting of Stewert Bradley and William Gay. By cutting these worthless players (okay, Gay was okay but not worth the cap hit) we went from being approx 1.2 million over the cap to 5.5 under the cap. We were just able to sign 7 Rookies with that cap move right there. I guess its time for Jamell Fleming to step up and fill the other side of AP.
Now Keim made the tough move last week in cutting, what I think anyways, a hall of fame player in Adrian Wilson. A-Dub was one of the greatest players I was ever able to watch play the position. Cutting him saved us 3.5 million off the cap. While I would of been okay watching him play another year or two I understand that Keim made the tough decision one, frankly, that i may not of been able to because I love A-Dub.
Now we see today that we released Beanie Wells from our team. While i didn't hate him as a player, he was too injured and what he did at the end of last year was imature and I dont like that kind of cancer in the locker room. I can just see the headlines this year, of Beanie having a good year (not great) and bashing the team every step of the way). Cutting him saves at least 1.3 million bonus he was due.
In all we have shaved over 11 million off the cap this year. By making the moves we had to make. Some of them no brainer's, Stewart Bradley, some of them tougher like A-Dub. Now we all know that Kevin Kolb is currently being asked to restructure. I would say it would be simple Kolb has played in half our snaps over two years so Kolb needs to take a half pay cut. Thats just me. either way we are going to have a little more space in a couple of days.