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  1. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Often it has been said that the patriots spread the wealth. Well, the top 9 players now account for $60M. We should add Light and allow for a restructure or two; but still the top 10 will account for about half of our cap monies.

    I suspect that this a change from our Super Bowl years, perhaps not.
     
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    Quick check of Miguel's page says it's not. The cap was $80M in 2004 and around 11 players took up half. It was $74M in 2003 and around 10 players were taking up half. When Chad's deal gets restructured and if Mankins gets signed long term I bet we are right about there...

    The Colts problems used to emanate from having 4-5 players take up half. That's a top heavy roster. In 2007 the Colts had to field 19 first year players. The JETS have 6 players taking up more than half as we speak, and 10-11 taking up over $80M. That is why they have so many minimum salary players actually in their 51.
     
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    I'm actually surprised it's still so balanced given how young the roster feels. It sure seems like the Pats are fielding a lot of major contributors on cheap rookie contracts, which could free up more money for "splurging" on impact veterans.
     
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    Based on the last year with info on coltscap.com (2009) the top 6 represented half but it gets worse. Number 7 was dead money and number 8 was on IR.
     
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