Jump to content

Drob Just Helped The Falcons Get Better On The Field


falconidae
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 111
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Days

Top Posters In This Topic

**** it!! You beat me to it. Good stuff though.

Very quietly, the Atlanta Falcons have started freeing up salary-cap space. Considering the Falcons already were a good bit under the cap, this could be a sign they’re gearing up for a big splurge in free agency.

There’s been talking about them pursuing Houston defensive end Mario Williams. Ironically, one guy who would directly benefit from Williams’ presence has restructured his contract to give the Falcons more cap room.

That’s cornerback Dunta Robinson. Earlier this week, he signed off on some tweaks to his contract that will save the Falcons $1.75 million in cap space this year. Robinson waived a $3 million option bonus that was about to come due and also agreed to lower his base salary for this year by $1 million.

But Robinson gets some benefits in return. His new $5 million base salary for this year has been fully guaranteed. The Falcons also increased Robinson’s 2013 base salary to $8 million from $7 million and his 2014 salary was raised from $9 million to $10 million. His base salary for 2015 was increased from $9.5 to $11.5 million.

There are potentially even bigger benefits for Robinson on the field if the Falcons add Williams or another strong pass rusher. Robinson played with Williams in Houston and he and the rest of Atlanta’s secondary would benefit greatly from having an improved pass rush.

Edited by Falcon Fantom
Link to comment
Share on other sites

He needs money now to pay for his fines $$$

He waived a 3 million bonus. He might have been worried that he would be cut if he didn't do it.

This is one of the few times that a player actually gave up money in a restructure. I mean, the money just got put on the back end, but I don't think he is going to see the back end of this deal.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just read the post by Pat Y on this. Also read last night that the falcons are actively attempting to resign/restructure Ryans contract to help free up cap space this year.

I think we are definitely going after Williams or Nicks, or both.

I think we could get Williams and maybe McNeil if not MW and Nicks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

He waived a 3 million bonus. He might have been worried that he would be cut if he didn't do it.

This is one of the few times that a player actually gave up money in a restructure. I mean, the money just got put on the back end, but I don't think he is going to see the back end of this deal.

Agreed on both points. I don't think they really would have cut him but he might have been fearful. With reason...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Gritz

I think we could get Williams and maybe McNeil if not MW and Nicks.

This is what I'm thinking also...Williams/McNeill.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Does anyone actually no officially where we are with regards to Cap as I feel not only MW but someone else also.

Drob took a hit right there I think he'll be here for 1-2 more seasons at the most he'll never see out the end of that deal.

Nobody knows exactly because the 2012 salary cap number still hasn't been released.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share


×
×
  • Create New...