NetRat's Estimated Lions Roster for 2009 with Cap Requirements

(updated on November 7, 2008)

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Name

Pos.

2009 Salary

09 SB Alloc.

09 Other Bonus

Total against Cap 2009

If cut/trade by June

If cut/trade by bonus

Dante Culpepper

QB

$2,500,000

$20,000

$3,500,000

$6,020,000

-$2,500,000

-$5,000,000

Jon Kitna

QB

$1,950,000

$875,000

$550,000

$3,375,000

-$1,950,000

-$2,500,000

Drew Stanton

QB

$525,000

$415,000

$940,000

-$110,000

-$110,000

Brian Calhoun

HB

$530,000

$188,250

$718,250

-$530,000

-$530,000

Kevin Smith

HB

$385,000

$216,630

$601,630

-$168,370

-$168,370

~ vacancy ~

HB

Jon Bradley

FB

$755,000

$91,667

$80,000

$926,667

-$755,000

-$835,000

Jerome Felton

FB/HB

$385,000

$45,367

$430,367

-$339,633

-$339,633

Calvin Johnson

WR

$2,580,125

$1,600,000

$4,180,125

$2,219,875

$2,219,875

Mike Furrey

WR

$1,850,000

$1,100,000

$100,000

$3,050,000

-$1,850,000

-$1,950,000

John Standeford

WR

$460,000

$460,000

-$460,000

-$460,000

~ vacancy ~

WR

~ vacancy ~

WR

Dan Campbell

TE

$2,100,000

$440,000

$75,000

$2,615,000

-$1,660,000

-$1,735,000

Michael Gaines

TE

$1,600,000

$600,000

$2,200,000

-$400,000

-$400,000

Casey Fitzsimmons

TE

$1,180,000

$375,000

$20,000

$1,575,000

-$1,180,000

-$1,200,000

Dominic Raiola

C

$3,400,000

$870,000

$600,000

$4,870,000

-$3,400,000

-$4,000,000

~ vacancy ~

C

~ vacancy ~

G

Manuel Ramirez

G

$460,000

$110,334

$570,334

-$460,000

-$460,000

Edwin Mulitalo

G

$2,000,000

$250,000

$500,000

$2,750,000

-$2,000,000

-$2,500,000

Gosder Cherilus

T

$1,600,000

$100,000

$1,700,000

-$1,300,000

-$1,300,000

Jeff Backus

T

$4,450,000

$2,773,176

$50,000

$7,273,176

-$1,453,645

-$1,503,645

~ vacancy ~

T

~ vacancy ~

T

Total Offense

$28,710,125

$10,070,424

$5,475,000

$44,255,549

Cory Redding

DT

$3,300,000

$1,833,333

$250,000

$5,383,333

$2,200,000

$1,950,000

~ vacancy ~

DT

Chuck Darby

DT

$745,000

$400,000

$100,000

$1,245,000

-$345,000

-$445,000

Andre Fluellen

DT

$385,000

$170,417

$555,417

-$214,583

-$214,583

Landon Cohen

DT

$385,000

$14,583

$399,583

-$370,417

-$370,417

Jared Devries

DE

$1,300,000

$350,000

$400,000

$2,050,000

-$950,000

-$1,350,000

Dewayne White

DE

$2,900,000

$2,348,750

$500,000

$5,748,750

$1,797,500

$1,297,500

~ vacancy ~

DE

Ikaika Alma-Francis

DE

$460,000

$210,000

$670,000

-$250,000

-$250,000

Cliff Avril

DE

$385,000

$161,333

$546,333

-$223,667

-$223,667

Alex Lewis

LB

$1,000,000

$450,000

$200,000

$1,650,000

-$1,000,000

-$1,200,000

Jordon Dizon

LB

$385,000

$383,333

$768,333

$381,667

$381,667

~ vacancy ~

LB

Ernie Sims

LB

$850,000

$1,840,000

$50,000

$2,740,000

$2,830,000

$2,780,000

~ vacancy ~

LB

~ vacancy ~

LB

Gerald Alexander

S

$460,000

$195,000

$655,000

-$265,000

-$265,000

Dwight Smith

S

$2,250,000

$0

$750,000

$3,000,000

-$2,250,000

-$3,000,000

Daniel Bullocks

S

$530,000

$491,250

$42,500

$1,063,750

-$530,000

-$572,500

Kalvin Pearson

S

$620,000

$366,667

$986,667

-$253,333

-$253,333

Keith Smith

CB

$2,000,000

$1,000,000

$3,000,000

-$2,000,000

-$2,000,000

Travis Fisher

CB

$1,750,000

$750,000

$2,500,000

-$1,000,000

-$1,000,000

~ vacancy ~

CB

Leigh Bodden

CB

$2,500,000

$333,333

$8,600,000

$11,433,333

-$9,766,667

-$9,766,667

^^^^ may be spread (allocated) over 5 years freeing up $6,880,000 in cap in 2009

Brian Kelly

CB

$2,400,000

$1,083,333

$3,483,333

-$1,316,667

-$1,316,667

Total Defense

$24,605,000

$12,381,333

$10,892,500

$47,878,833

~ vacancy ~

K

Nick Harris

P

$1,200,000

$341,667

$1,541,667

-$175,000

-$175,000

Don Mulbach

LS

$650,000

$105,000

$755,000

-$440,000

-$440,000

Special Teams

$1,850,000

$446,667

$0

$2,296,667

Kalimba Edwards

DE

$2,000,000

$2,000,000

Allen Ervin

HB

$2,000

$2,000

Rudolph Hardie

DE

$3,333

$3,333

Kenny Moore

WR

$84,667

$84,667

Carroll Madison

G

$2,500

$2,500

Tyrone Pruitt

LB

$3,333

$3,333

Roy Williams

WR

$1,358,334

$1,358,334

Cut Players (Dead Cap)

$3,454,167

$3,454,167

Contracts (including RFA/ERFA)

$55,165,125

$26,352,591

$16,367,500

$97,885,216

Total from Contracts(ERFA/RFA)

$97,885,216

Est. Team Cap Number

$115,380,935

after NLTBE bonuses (which or may not actually be earned, so this could be a larger number)

Est. Practice Squad

$707,200

Estimated Roster and Workout Bonuses

$269,360

Rookie Cap Allocation

$6,520,467

Realistic Cap Available Number

$9,998,692

with 15 vacant roster spots but getting 8 draft picks in April, cap already included for them for 2009

Cap freed up by trading or cut pink slip guys

-$11,100,312

Total Cap Available to Work With in 2009

$21,099,003

with 21 vacant roster spots but getting 8 draft picks in April, cap already included for them for 2009

as many as 10 vacancies could be filled with the free agents listed below.

Guys on the Roster, IR, or Practice Squad in 2008 that I expect might be back for another campů ala signed back on the Roster.

Dan Orlovsky

QB

Drew Henson

QB

Rudi Johnson

HB

Moran Norris

FB

Shaun McDonald

WR

Brandon Middleton

WR/KR

Stephen Peterman

G

Ryan Nece

LB

Ramzee Robinson

CB

Jason Hanson

K

Darnell Bing

LB

Allen Ervin

RB

Eric Fowler

WR

13 for training camp fodder that may make roster, may or may not end up filling a vacancy above, all free agents if not signed

Guys on the Roster, IR, or Practice Squad in 2008 that I expect might NOT be back for another campů ala not re-signed, or cut or traded.

John Owens

TE

Andy McCollum

C

George Foster

T

Damion Cook

T

Shaun Cody

DT

Langston Moore

DT

Cory Smith

DE

Paris Lenon

LB

Gilbert Gardner

LB

Marcus Hicks

S

Shemiah LeGrande

DT

Reggie Ball

WR

Stanley Wilson

CB

Ben Claxton

C

Paul Raymond

WR

Travis Keye

DB

Chris Roberson

DB

Jake Nordin

TE

19 not re-signed who become free agents

Jon Bradley

FB

$755,000

$91,667

$80,000

$926,667

-$755,000

-$835,000

Dominic Raiola

C

$3,400,000

$870,000

$600,000

$4,870,000

-$3,400,000

-$4,000,000

Jeff Backus

T

$4,450,000

$2,773,176

$50,000

$7,273,176

-$1,453,645

-$1,503,645

Chuck Darby

DT

$745,000

$400,000

$100,000

$1,245,000

-$345,000

-$445,000

Dwight Smith

S

$2,250,000

$0

$750,000

$3,000,000

-$2,250,000

-$3,000,000

Brian Kelly

CB

$2,400,000

$1,083,333

$3,483,333

-$1,316,667

-$1,316,667

Totals of pink slips

-$11,100,312

Guys who may find it hard to remain on the team depending on the new front office and coaching staff

Jon Kitna

QB

$1,950,000

$875,000

$550,000

$3,375,000

-$1,950,000

-$2,500,000

Dan Campbell

TE

$2,100,000

$440,000

$75,000

$2,615,000

-$1,660,000

-$1,735,000

Edwin Mulitalo

G

$2,000,000

$250,000

$500,000

$2,750,000

-$2,000,000

-$2,500,000

Dante Culpepper

QB

$2,500,000

$20,000

$3,500,000

$6,020,000

-$2,500,000

-$5,000,000

Totals of guys who are on the bubble

-$11,735,000


 

 

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