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Re: Point is, the Rams have not made any such indication

January 11, 2018 09:05AM
The Rams can structure FA contracts in a way that minimizes the hit in 2018. Take Watkins as an example sample.

If they tag him he gets $16M in 2018 and it all counts s against the cap in 2018.

But suppose they sign him to a 5 year deal that includes a $15M signing bonus along with a $1M salary in 2018. Watkins still pockets $16M in 2018 but he would only count $4M against the 2018 cap.

The Rams will undoubtedly use that strategy with the FA's they sign: pay them in a way that puts $$ in the players hands but also fits in the cap.



AlbaNY_Ram
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  Rams expected to franchise tag Sammy Watkins

Blue and Gold945January 11, 2018 07:13AM

  Re: Rams expected to franchise tag Sammy Watkins

Blue and Gold235January 11, 2018 07:14AM

  Maybe, but that is pure media speculation.

RockRam195January 11, 2018 07:21AM

  Re: Maybe, but that is pure media speculation.

Blue and Gold162January 11, 2018 07:25AM

  Point is, the Rams have not made any such indication

RockRam144January 11, 2018 08:01AM

  Maybe it was indicated privately and there was

Blue and Gold135January 11, 2018 08:25AM

  He gave no idication of a source

no name113January 12, 2018 05:29AM

  Re: Point is, the Rams have not made any such indication

AlbaNY_Ram133January 11, 2018 09:05AM

  A $15 million guarantee makes no sense...

jemach90January 15, 2018 05:12AM

  Re: A $15 million guarantee makes no sense...

AlbaNY_Ram83January 15, 2018 05:54AM

  My bad...but...the signing bonus...

jemach80January 15, 2018 07:39AM

  I have the greatest of admiration and respect for S&M...

Rams43200January 11, 2018 08:34AM

  Do Rams win division without him?

Blue and Gold163January 11, 2018 08:49AM

  agree

wv ram134January 11, 2018 09:16AM

  Re: agree

Blue and Gold138January 11, 2018 09:20AM

  no argument

wv ram142January 11, 2018 09:23AM

  Probably top 10

Blue and Gold166January 11, 2018 09:34AM

  You see the warts and talent

Hazlet Hacksaw149January 12, 2018 06:44AM

  Re: You see the warts and talent

PHDram116January 12, 2018 08:03AM

  imagine Goff in year 5 or 6 how awesome he will be

ferragamo79120January 12, 2018 08:11AM

  Re: Do Rams win division without him?

govane146January 12, 2018 10:07AM

  Gotta give him another year, my friend

Old Goat114January 12, 2018 12:27PM

  Re: Gotta give him another year, my friend

Rams43111January 12, 2018 02:25PM

  Rams need a player like Sammy Watkins but

Rams_8197January 14, 2018 07:29AM

  Maybe we need to take a deep breath on Watkins...

Rams43154January 12, 2018 09:39AM

  Re: Maybe we need to take a deep breath on Watkins...

dzrams141January 12, 2018 10:13AM

  Re: Maybe we need to take a deep breath on Watkins...

Rams43165January 12, 2018 10:55AM

  Re: Maybe we need to take a deep breath on Watkins...

dzrams113January 12, 2018 11:12AM

  Tunnel vision...

jemach121January 12, 2018 01:07PM

  Re: Tunnel vision...

dzrams93January 12, 2018 01:19PM

  Re: Tunnel vision...

Rams4388January 12, 2018 02:33PM

  Good thread. Emphasizes how difficult this issue is.

RockRam129January 12, 2018 01:20PM

  Re: Good thread. Emphasizes how difficult this issue is.

Rams43109January 12, 2018 02:41PM

  I'm thinking more and more they TAG him

ferragamo79103January 12, 2018 02:54PM

  Re: Tagging TruJ was #2....

dzrams105January 12, 2018 03:24PM

  Sammy Watkins is not the same player he was his first 2 years

Rams_81171January 12, 2018 03:12PM

  He's better

Blue and Gold179January 12, 2018 04:26PM

  Lots of good points here

stlrams13142January 12, 2018 05:11PM

  If Reynolds turns out to be good, then there is no need for

Blue and Gold146January 12, 2018 05:43PM

  Reynolds showed me even less than Watkins

Rams_81102January 13, 2018 03:17AM

  Re: made my position known, already

leafnose109January 13, 2018 06:08AM

  Watkins,while not perfect, was a big part of 2017 success

Blue and Gold104January 13, 2018 07:14AM

  Re: made my position known, already

Rams43107January 13, 2018 07:52AM

  Re: Tag, negotiate; keep him off the initial market

leafnose111January 14, 2018 03:31PM

  Re: He's better...What ?

RAMSINCE ARNETT123January 13, 2018 06:04AM

  Remeber when Bruce and Holt used to go down...

jemach106January 14, 2018 01:39PM

  I agree, B&G....

SunTzu_vs_Camus90January 15, 2018 03:05PM

  Re: Rams expected to franchise tag Sammy Watkins

oldschoolramfan94January 15, 2018 06:48AM

  Re: Rams expected to franchise tag Sammy Watkins

RAMSINCE ARNETT97January 15, 2018 07:57AM

  I read where we could transition tag Watkins...

jemach120January 15, 2018 09:05AM

  Re: I read where we could transition tag Watkins...

The_Zone117January 15, 2018 12:26PM

  Great move

Los Angeles Lenny98January 15, 2018 01:27PM