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bearsfan_51
02-21-2008, 10:13 PM
Name............... Base salary......Signing bonus(amortized) ......Other bonus(roster etc)........ Total

1.Adams, A- $800,000 $250,000 - $1,050,000

2.Anderson ,M- $445,000 $39,000 - $484,000

3.Archueta,A- $730,000 $1,000,000 - $1,730,000

4.Bazuin,D- $370,000 $295,000 - $665,000

5. Beekman,J- $370,000 $97,500 - $467,500

6. Benson ,C- $820,000 $2,400,000 ? $3,220,000

7. Bradley,M- $520,000 $300,000 - $820,000

8. Brown,Alex- $605,000 $2,350,000 - $2,9550,000

9.Brown,M- $2,440,000 $833,333 - $3,273,333

10. Clark,D- $1,000,000 $1,000,000 - $2,000,000

11. Dvoracek,D- $455,000 $187,500 - $632,500

12.Garza,R- $730,000 $583,000 - $1,313,000

13. Gattis,J- $370,000 - - $370,000

14 .Gould, R- $460,000 $50,000 - $510,000

*15. Graham, C- $370,000 $37,500 - $407,500

*16. Griese,B- $1,400,000 $900,000 $300,000 $2,600,000

17. Harris,T- $977,500 $525,000 - $1,495,000

18. Hass,M- $370,000 - - $370,000

19. Hester,D- $445,000 $226,750 - $671,750

20. Hillenmeyer,H- $1,450,000 $1,000,000 - $2,450,000

21. Idonije,I- $1,500,000 $400,000 - $1,900,000

22. Kreutz,Olin- $2,333,000 $3,000,000 - $5,333,000

23 Mannelly,P- $770,000 $93,000 - $863,000

24. Manning, D- $445,000 $400,000 - $845,000

25. Manning,R- $1,850,000 $1,000,000 - $2,850,000

26. Maynard,B- $925,000 $360,000 - $1,285,000

27. Mcbride,T- $370,000 $13,750 - $383,750

28. McGlover, D- $520,000 -- - $520,000

29. Mckie, J- $605,000 $250,000 - $855,000

30. Metcalf, T- $900,000 $583,000 - $1,482,000

31 Ogunleye,A- $4,700,000 $2,500,000 - $7,200,000

32. Okwo,M- $370,000 $145,000 - $515,000

33. Olsen,G- $370,000 $50,000 $4,025,000 $4,445,000

34. Orton,K- $370,000 $114,500 - $484,500

35. Payne. K- $370,000 $37,500 - $407,500

36. Peterson,A- $605,000 $333,333 - $938,333

37. Polite,L- $520,000 - - $520,000

38 .St. Clair,J- $750,000 $250,000 - $1,000,000

39. Tait, J- $4,600,000 $2,333,333 - $6,933,333

40. Tillman,C- $750,000 $2,570,000 - $3,321,000

*41. Toeaina,M- $370,000 ?? - $370,000

42. Urlacher, B- $3,950,000 $2,167,000 - $6,116,667

43. Vasher, N- $750,000 $1,900,000 $2,500,000 $5,150,000

44. Williams,J- $445,000 $103,000 - $548,000

45. Wilson, R- $520,000 ? - $520,000

46. Wolfe,G- $370,000 $155,000 - $525,000

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TOTAL $82,126,499



LBTE's not earned $1,700,000

* Unamortized cap hits $5,100,000

salary cap $116,000,000

Room left $30.470 mill

-rookie pool

BeerBaron
02-21-2008, 10:19 PM
out of that list, i think greise and maynard need to go.

i say maynard because i doubt many punters are worth over 1 mil and hes certainly been dropping off a bit.....we could probably get a punter in the 7th round who can do better than 41 yard per punt or so. (i think thats what he managed)

and i cant believe ogunleye and tait are that expensive. i would have guessed that they were pretty high up, but not the 2 highest like that

bearsfan_51
02-21-2008, 10:20 PM
Copied this from the Bears message board (about the only worthwhile thing I've ever found there).

For those unfamiliar with how the salary cap works, the amortized signing bonus # isn't money being paid this year, nor is it money we'd save if we cut the player, but rather how much their previously paid bonus money counts against our cap for this year.

For example:

Archuleta is on the books for 1.7 million this year, but the Bears are only paying him $700,000, which is how much we'd save if we cut him. We'd have that mil on the books for our salary cap regardless (not that it matters).

They've done a tremendous job of balancing the books/being cheap.

bearsfan_51
02-21-2008, 10:21 PM
out of that list, i think greise and maynard need to go.

i say maynard because i doubt many punters are worth over 1 mil and hes certainly been dropping off a bit.....we could probably get a punter in the 7th round who can do better than 41 yard per punt or so. (i think thats what he managed)

and i cant believe ogunleye and tait are that expensive. i would have guessed that they were pretty high up, but not the 2 highest like that

Pass rushers and offensive tackles make a lot of money, that's the nature of the beast

bearsfan_51
02-21-2008, 10:22 PM
I'm not sure how Brown's new contract effects things. He got 12 mil in bonuses but I don't know how much of that was upfront.

bearsfan_51
02-21-2008, 10:29 PM
I'm a little suprised the Bears are apparently solid on keeping Mike Brown. He's on the books for 2.5 million next year, all of that base salary we could free up by cutting him.

Hopefully they are right and he'll make it through the season for once.

BeerBaron
02-21-2008, 10:37 PM
I'm a little suprised the Bears are apparently solid on keeping Mike Brown. He's on the books for 2.5 million next year, all of that base salary we could free up by cutting him.

Hopefully they are right and he'll make it through the season for once.

i hope so too, i really really hope so. he deserves it just as a human being. plus, hes usually pretty decent when hes in there