Jets, Falcons, Rams, Bears To Gain Cap Room Via Post-June 1 Cuts

The Bears, Falcons, Jets, and Rams will gain additional cap space starting Tuesday, as Field Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter) notes. The extra flexibility comes from the following releases that have been designated as post-June 1 cuts: 

Players released after June 1 can have their remaining cap charge spread out across two seasons, rather than one. These four players were released earlier this year, but designated as post-June 1 cuts to smooth out the dead money.

For these teams, a chunk of this money will go towards funding the incoming rookie class. However, there will still be some room left over for summer upgrades, thanks to the top-51 rule. In the case of the Falcons, they’ll have about $8.25MM to spend, as Kevin Knight of The Falcoholic notes.

The additional space could jumpstart talks for June’s best remaining free agents, a group that includes defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, cornerback Logan Ryan, and guard Larry Warford. The Jets probably won’t go for Clowney, but they’ve shown serious interest in Ryan and Warford would make some sense for them if they want to upgrade over Brian Winters.

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7 comments on “Jets, Falcons, Rams, Bears To Gain Cap Room Via Post-June 1 Cuts

  1. wagner13

    The Falcons could use both Ryan and Warford. They could stand to upgrade Carpenter and Ryan could mentor Terrell

  2. jabl

    Todd Gurley already signed with Atlanta; how can the Rams list him as a post June 1 cut?

    • seattlesuperfan

      He technically wasnt released until today and hasn’t even taken his physical as far as I’ve read

    • UGA_Steve

      It’s just the messed up way leagues do this stuff now. Like the NBA draft day is all messed up (trades made on draft day cannot be finalized until much later, so players have to wear the hats for teams they know they aren’t actually going to play for).

      They need to re-do the whole system, but because both sides (Owners and players) benefit from the way it works now, it’s doubtful they will change it.

      So, in essence, just go with it and don’t stress over it.

  3. seth3120

    Rams cleared cap space and took on a good deal of dead money. I see that as a team that rose quickly and is falling hard. I don’t see Goff as anything close to one of the highest paid qbs in talent. They gave up a haul for Ramsey but still have to pay him and weren’t very good even with him. I like McVay but the gms cap management has been awful. When you sign guys like Gurley to big deals and release them that quick that’s obviously a poor allocation of funds. Regardless of how good Gurley was it’s common knowledge it’s a position of quick regression and Gurley had a history of knee troubles. They were wise to move Cooks but if it weren’t for Bill O’Brien I doubt that would have been that easy. Aaron Donald is a generational type talent doing things at his position you just don’t see but I see the Rams in need of a deep rebuild in a division with the 49ers, Seahawks, and even the Cardinals are an interesting team to watch if not this year surely by 2021

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