Boulderraven, you may want to lay off the gas. Wildly speculating then insulting those who challenge you ain't the best way to get along here.
Carr being released makes perfect sense; Cary Williams is bigger and cheaper, Jimmy Smith is a 1st round pick, Lardarius Webb is just flat out better. Once you get past the top 3, Chykie Brown has potential and Danny Gorrer is a capable dime guy. I'd like to see more from our 4th and 5th corners, to see their lateral movement, closing speed and strength on jams BUT I feel like our cornerback corps is solid. NOW, if we can find a decent covering free safety to replace Ruki...
In fact, probably other than the Eagles fans last year (and last year only), fans of every team question their own teams moves yearly...sometimes those fans are right...more than not, they are wrong.
You must excuse Boulder. He is a Carr apologist from that other forum.
Anyways, not even sure why this got to 3 pages, this was known last season. Someone will pick him up to be their 2nd or 3rd CB. And by doing it now they'll designate it properly save the same amount AND give the guy time to find a new home. Thats player friendly. AND it is my understanding you are only allowed to use the June1 designation EARLY on 2 players. My guess is Foxie will be the next and they are probably in talks with Evans to restructure so they can wait until after June 1.
How has a thread about a completely expected cut gone on this long?
I don't mind Carr being released as long as it saves 2.5 million in cap room opposed to only 600k is my point, don't want to see a repeat of the 6.3 million dollars flushed down the toilet in cap room like years Mcgahee's departure fiasco.
Did you not watch the Pats game. Among other plays we didn't get to the dance because of a drop pass and not because of some roster mistake from last year.
Oh, and regarding McGahee, the mistake of not releasing him prior to the lockout - which was BTW, reported here first - didn't cost them $6M against last year's Cap, it only cost them $2.5M against last year's Cap. It is costing them $3.75M against this year's cap, but I don't think that the $2.5M cost them signing anyone last year. If they wanted to sign someone, they could - and did.
Malcom Floyd? Really?
I was never really gung ho about the Ravens signing him. Yes, the height is enticing, but that dude has played 1 full season since he's been in the NFL. He missed 4 games last year and both Boldin and Torrey had more receptions than him, Boldin had more yards, and Torrey had more TD's.
Heck, even KFFL references LaCanfora's Twitter as it's source and still gets it wrong based on what he actually said on Twitter.
Again what LaCanfora actually said:Quote:
Ravens | Domonique Foxworth to undergo physical
Thu, 01 Mar 2012 13:28:56 -0800
Baltimore Ravens CB Domonique Foxworth (knee) is scheduled to undergo a physical for the team in the near future. If he shows progress from his knee injury, the team may try to restructure his contract instead of releasing him. He is scheduled to make $7 million next season.
Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora
If Foxworth is far enough along physically, maybe he's back at a much lower price.
[QUOTE=B-more Ravor;428700]The team has 2 "June 1" exemptions that allows them to release a player now, but get June 1 Cap treatment. Given that the carryover into 2013 is only $1.9M, I would expect that they will use one of those exemptions. That will save them $2.5M against the Cap this year, but they will have to carry Carr's Cap number until June 1. After that, they'll get the $2.5M in cap savings (which will go a good bit toward signing their draft picks), with the $1.9M in dead money hitting the 2013 Cap.
Oh, and regarding McGahee, the mistake of not releasing him prior to the lockout - which was BTW, reported here first - didn't cost them $6M against last
year's Cap, it only cost them $2.5M against last year's Cap. It is costing them $3.75M against this year's cap, but I don't think that the
$2.5M cost them signing anyone last year. If they wanted to sign someone, they could - and did.[/QUOTE
At the time the Ravens were pursuing Floyd, Ngata was still franchised. The Ravens had no wiggle room for negotiations at the time. That 2.5 million extra would of landed Floyd. History might be different and his 6'5 frame and 20 yard average per catch would look real good right now and probably the perfect peice Flacco needed, that's why the Ravens targeted him.
franchised at the time they were trying to sign him and that 2.5 million would of put us over the top, plus the 3.75 million for this year could have been added. He was the first peice and most important peice the Ravens identified last season, but came up a few bucks short. He would sure look good in purple last year and now.
But we had to deal a 4th to the Bills for Evans and take a cap hit this season for
it to boot.
Plus he destroyed the Ravens if you recall last year.