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Matt Slauson's Base Salary Increases

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#1 denden29

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:30 AM

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#Jets LG Matt Slauson earns pay raise from 565K to $1.308 Million as he enters final year of his contract #nyj


The cap gets tighter.

Edited by denden29, 10 February 2012 - 10:30 AM.

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#2 pointman

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:38 AM

He's worth it.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:44 AM

paying $1.3 million for their starting LG is the least of the Jets problems.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:54 AM

The problem isn't with the raise it's the cap is getting tighter. The Jets are losing flexibility in their cap situation given the guaranteed moneys and raises. The Jets are going to have to play hard ball with some players to make cap space.

Edited by denden29, 10 February 2012 - 10:57 AM.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:57 AM

The problem isn't with the raise it's the cap is getting tighter. The Jets are losing flexibility in their cap situation given the guaranteed moneys and raises.


Your not going to find a better Guard for under 1.3 million
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:00 AM

The problem isn't with the raise it's the cap is getting tighter. The Jets are losing flexibility in their cap situation given the guaranteed moneys and raises. The Jets are going to have to play hard ball with some players to make cap space.


The cap will be increasing this year. This bump is the least of the Jets worries.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:00 AM

The problem isn't with the raise it's the cap is getting tighter. The Jets are losing flexibility in their cap situation given the guaranteed moneys and raises.


This happens to every team every season, there's so many incentives in these contracts that when a 6th rounder becomes a 16-game starter during his rookie contract, his salary is going to end up getting a bump. Yeah, it makes the situation tighter, but they'll make moves to free up space elsewhere on the roster as the offseason moves on and besides, outside of them perhaps deciding to take a shot at Manning I doubt there's anyone the Jets will be trying to throw any big money at in FA this year anyway. There's plenty of people on this roster who the Jets are going to want to restructure or cut to save money on the cap long before they're worrying about Slauson.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:02 AM

If you're looking for a reason as to why you spend your late rounders on OL/Front 7 players and not FB's or garbage QB prospects, look no further.

Edited by RutgersJetFan, 10 February 2012 - 11:02 AM.

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(Chandler)'s a nice piece as long as he's the 7th most important player on your roster....I think they're going to be disappointed when they see he's just a pumped-up Drew Gooden.


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:06 AM

I think there is some confusion about this post. There is no problem with Slauson's salary, he is a bargain. Just providing news about the raise and this does make the cap room less.

Here is some news on the 2012 potential salary cap increase:

"According to Charley Casserly, on Sunday's CBS pre-game show, the NFL sent a Grinch like message to all NFL teams last week, that the 2012 salary cap will not increase, or at best only increase very, very slightly"

The Jets have increased a number of player's salaries this week and guaranteed other salaries. The fact is some cap flexibility has been taken away, like trying to lessen Hunter's cap number. The Jets are stuck with Hunter's salary it's guaranteed now and he makes more than Slauson.

What the Jets usually do is get a player to take a cut this year for a guarantee next year but this can be a risky maneuver. Look at Bart Scott, the Jets did that with him, now they are on the hook for his 2012 salary and he may not even stay with the team.

We all know the Jets cap gets tighter the more salaries increase, weather fair or not, the increases hurts the teams ability to sign free agents and draft picks. They are going to have to make up money somewhere, just hope it doesn't affect the team negatively in future years caps.

Edited by denden29, 10 February 2012 - 11:32 AM.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:09 AM

If you're looking for a reason as to why you spend your late rounders on OL/Front 7 players and not FB's or garbage QB prospects, look no further.


The craziest part of it is that given Mangold's health issues, there's certainly a legit case to be made that Slauson was the Jets most consistent OL last year.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:20 AM

The craziest part of it is that given Mangold's health issues, there's certainly a legit case to be made that Slauson was the Jets most consistent OL last year.


Outside of Mangold, he was.

I am not sure if the gripe that Callahan had with the Jets impacted his coaching at all last year, but the line as a unit sure performed like it.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:24 AM

I think there is some confusion. There is no problem with Slauson's salary. Just providing news about the raise and this does make the cap room less.

Here is some news on the potential salary cap increase:

"According to Charley Casserly, on Sunday's CBS pre-game show, the NFL sent a Grinch like message to all NFL teams last week, that the 2012 salary cap will not increase, or at best only increase very, very slightly"


The Jets have 8.4m in carry over cap from last year.

There are restructures they could make if they want. They can't spend like a drunken sailor, but if there are moves they want to make, they could do them.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:25 AM

The problem isn't with the raise it's the cap is getting tighter. The Jets are losing flexibility in their cap situation given the guaranteed moneys and raises. The Jets are going to have to play hard ball with some players to make cap space.


Me thinks 800k isnt that much in the grand scheme of things
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:25 AM

700k or 800k is not a lot of money, especially for a player like Slauson. imagine what it would cost to replace his talent. $1.3 million is a bargain.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:31 AM

The cap will be increasing this year. This bump is the least of the Jets worries.


from Don banks in SI

The NFL's salary cap will be essentially flat in 2012, staying in the range of $120 million.



Read more: http://sportsillustr...l#ixzz1lztRQtCY


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:39 AM

He's worth it.


Slausson has quietly became a good guard. You do not hear his name which is a good thing. The Jets tackles were the issue in 2011, D'brick I am confident will be better, I can't say the same for Hunter. I think Hunter best role is to be depth on the o-line.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:41 AM

from Don banks in SI

The NFL's salary cap will be essentially flat in 2012, staying in the range of $120 million.



Read more: http://sportsillustr...l#ixzz1lztRQtCY


The Jets do have carry over
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:47 AM

The Jets have 8.4m in carry over cap from last year.

There are restructures they could make if they want. They can't spend like a drunken sailor, but if there are moves they want to make, they could do them.


I guess my question is who are you restructuring and how are you going about it?
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:54 AM

I guess my question is who are you restructuring and how are you going about it?

I am not in the front office, and not talking to players. There are a number of factors that play into it, and they go beyond next season alone
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:10 PM

Me thinks 800k isnt that much in the grand scheme of things


If you add up all the money the Jets have added this week it is significant. Lots of Jets cap articles about how they would create space had Hunter being cut or restructured to make cap room. This did not happen and these articles didn't take into account the incentive raises that kicked in this week. Like I said the Jets are going to have to find room somewhere, but who is taking a pay cut? The Jets still need to sign some of their own FA back like Pouha, he won't be cheap, and the free space is less.

Again, I'm not judging if the player is worth the money or not, it is simple business the Jets 2012 cap is tight they will have to find ways to save salary this year or back load new deals into future caps. I just don't want to see the tem with so little cap flexibility for years to come. Look at the other teams in the Jets division their cap situation is much better and I'm worried the Jets will miss out on players while our rivals get stronger.

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#21 denden29

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:31 PM

The Jets have 8.4m in carry over cap from last year.

There are restructures they could make if they want. They can't spend like a drunken sailor, but if there are moves they want to make, they could do them.


The Jets are already $3 million over the 2012 cap and now with the salary incentive raises that puts them more over the cap. Here are the raises; Slauson $800k, Greene $50K, Keller $2 million, DeVito $300k and Patrick Turner resigned $615K. The total $3.765 million add that to the $3 million already over the cap and you have to sign FA like Pouha the carry over is gone.

The forum post are often about NFL free agents and draft picks we'd all like to see as Jets but right now the Jets have little if no cap room. My question is "Who is taking a pay cut?"
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:53 PM

The Jets are already $3 million over the 2012 cap and now with the salary incentive raises that puts them more over the cap. Here are the raises; Slauson $800k, Greene $50K, Keller $2 million, DeVito $300k and Patrick Turner resigned $615K. The total $3.765 million add that to the $3 million already over the cap and you have to sign FA like Pouha the carry over is gone.

The forum post are often about NFL free agents and draft picks we'd all like to see as Jets but right now the Jets have little if no cap room. My question is "Who is taking a pay cut?"


There's still plenty of people I think the Jets have some room to work with: http://nyjetscap.com/salary.html

I'd be absolutely shocked if both Sanchez and Scott don't end up taking significant salary cuts. They could probably find $5+ million just between those two easy. Holmes probably should take a cut too, but that will never happen. The Jets can save over $2 million by cutting that useless waste of life Eric Smith. There's plenty of others who I'm sure will be released / renegotiated as well. Of course that's not to say it isn't potentially going to be tight, but I'd hardly say all hope is lost either.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:59 PM

If you're looking for a reason as to why you spend your late rounders on OL/Front 7 players and not FB's or garbage QB prospects, look no further.


Yeah, but then we'd have fewer of Rex's Guys™.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:02 PM

Yeah, but then we'd have fewer of Rex's Guys™.


IF WE DIDN'T HAVE BACKUP ROOKIES LIKE MCELROY TO PUT EVERYONE IN THEIR PLACE, THIS TEAM WOULD COLLAPSE.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:25 PM

The Jets need about ten more Slausons and a few less HolmesSmithPaces.
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