Salary Cap Carryover

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  1. Tricky

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    "Under the collective bargaining agreement, teams are required to spend an average of 89 percent of the salary cap from 2013 to 2016. League-wide, teams must spend an average of 95 percent of the salary cap over the four-year period."

    Does anyone know how this rule will affect 2017 and forward? Can we carryover all of our $47M (minus draft picks pay) to next season and then go ham if want to? From what I can tell it is an average amount of space used each year and doesn't require you to spend any certain amount in one particular year. We're currently only using 72% of our available cap space.

    OTC is helpful, but hasn't been updated for the Searcy and Douglas restructures as of this post.
    https://overthecap.com/salary-cap-space/
    https://overthecap.com/salary-cap/tennessee-titans
     
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  2. Tricky

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    Found info for 2017-2020 on a Browns article:

    Requirements: 89% in Cash Spending from 2017-2020
    The 89% rule does not apply to a single season, but rather a span of four years. Therefore, it doesn't matter if the Browns spend less than 89% in 2017, or if they spend less than 89% in 2018. By the end of the 2020 season, though, the cumulative spending from 2017-2020 must be at least 89%. Therefore, if the Browns spend very little in 2017 and 2018, in order to meet the requirement in 2020, they would have been basically forced to spend a lot of money in 2019 and 2020.

    It's important to understand the difference between a cap hit and a cash spend. The 89% rule applies to cash spends, not cap hits. For a full, in-depth understanding between the two, read this article over at Cincy Jungle from two years ago. I will present a simple example below that should convey the difference well enough, using LB Jamie Collins as an example.

    http://www.dawgsbynature.com/2017/3...nderstanding-the-89-cash-spending-requirement
     
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  3. Johnnyb

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    Yup, you got it. Marcus' contract should actually help us a lot on the cash spend area. We'll probably give him a pretty big contract with a good chunk of it in a signing bonus, which will go towards this quarters cash spend. Same with Lewan.

    That will give us a big chunk of cash spent, but we can spread the cap hit out over the life of the contract. Allowing us to pay other players we want to keep or bring in.

    The short of it is we're in a pretty good spot.
     
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    #4 Tricky, Apr 18, 2017
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  5. Johnnyb

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    From that list Kline, Williamson, and Jones are the only more than likely resigns. And none of those guys are really big contracts either.

    Everyone else is just depth or aging.
     
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  6. Gunny

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    Succup unless he has a down year.
     
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  7. ImATitan

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    I'd go ahead and start working on Lewan's long term extension
     
  8. JCBRAVE

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    We can, but why not get him at a bargain next year and then franchise him in 2018.....
     
  9. LANGSTER

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    When was the last time we spent 89% of the cap? Just asking
     
  10. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE goTitans 2019 Survivor Champion

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    Don't think we have since the new CBA took affect
     
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