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  1. JR4

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    Consider If PATs have say 8M in CAP space left that they never spend
    this year. That would mean they are 8M richer this year.
    Then apply that to Seymour's 18.66 Option bonus making his out of pocket
    cost next year only 10M compared to the 18M if the PATs had spent to
    the CAP this year.
    Of course that is if they don't spend to the CAP this which is becoming hard
    to see happen even with extending Branch.
    Is this a way to manipulate costs? Have the PAT s found a way to reduce
    the affect of Seymour's BIG contract if this happens?
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    I don't think they they can front load Sey; altho maybe after August it'll work.
    They can shuffle Brady's $$$ or play the game of puting some $$$ as LTBE incentive for some player who will not reach those levels so that it counts for this year. The Vikes do this; I think we did using Gorin a few years ago.
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    #87 Jersey

    The new CBA prevents this approach now. The agent can be fined if a player agrees to a contract like this without substantial evidence that the agent adviced against it.

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