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Might not be as bad as you think

May 15, 2018 09:25AM
The chances of the Rams resigning Barwin are better than you think thanks to the Minimum Salary Benefit: [overthecap.com]

"Essentially the veteran is hurt by the CBA. To try to level the playing field, the NFL and NFLPA agreed on a clause called the Minimum Salary Benefit (MSB ), essentially taking the salary cap consideration out of the equation. What the MSB does is bring the veteran players salary cap charge attributed to his CBA mandated P5 base salary down to that of a player who has been in the NFL for just two seasons with the difference being charged to Player Benefits."

If I understand the rule correctly it looks like the Rams could sign Barwin to a one year contract for $950,000 (the league minimum for an 8-year vet) and he would only count $630,000 against the cap (which is the league minimum for a 2-year vet). Essentially the cap hit for Barwin would be $150,000 more than the cap hit for rookie making the minimum salary ($480,000). (Salary info from this site: [www.spotrac.com])



AlbaNY_Ram



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/15/2018 09:34AM by AlbaNY_Ram.
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  Probably best that we not get too attached to any single rookie, huh?

Rams43248May 15, 2018 05:39AM

  With limited cap space, vets better beware

RockRam87May 15, 2018 05:57AM

  Disagree - vets are needed if SB bound

RamsFanSince6955May 15, 2018 08:35AM

  Might not be as bad as you think

AlbaNY_Ram61May 15, 2018 09:25AM

  Thanks for the info. I didn't know that. (nm)

RockRam25May 15, 2018 10:20AM

  Re: Might not be as bad as you think

LMU9339May 15, 2018 10:57AM

  Re: Might not be as bad as you think

SoCalRAMatic27May 15, 2018 11:49AM

  Re: Probably best that we not get too attached to any single rookie, huh?

David Deacon45May 15, 2018 09:32AM