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Offseason Plan using real cap figures

Given the team's cap situation, the prospects are grim for a major overhaul to the roster. Rather than focusing on the complete roster, this post examines the starting 22 plus special teams. First the team needs to get under the cap. The options are limited here but the most likely scenario includes releasing Tommy Kelly ($6,500,000 cap savings in 2013 with $1,725,000 dead money in 2014), release Rolando McClain ($4,255,000 2013 savings, $4,840,000 2014 dead money), and release Darrius Heyward-Bey ($7,971,000 2013 savings, $2,630,000 2014 dead money). That's a total of $18.7M in cap savings for 2013, of which $2.4M is needed just to be even with the overall cap. That leaves $16.3M for free agents and draft picks. The down side is that $9.2M of dead money hits the 2014 books.

Below is a projected starting line up that just barely fits under the cap. Not sexy but reasonably competitive. Of course depth is terrible but not much we can do at this point.

WR 17 Denarius Moore

LT 68 Jared Veldheer

LG 70 Tony Bergstrom

C 61 Stefen Wisniewski

RG 65 Mike Brisiel

RT DRAFT 3rd Round + vet FA ($1.2M 2013 cap hit total)

TE 82 Richard Gordon

WR 80 Rod Streater

QB 3 Carson Palmer

RB 20 Darren McFadden

FB 45 Marcel Reece

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LE 99 Lamarr Houston

DT 90 Desmond Bryant (resign, $4.5M 2013 cap hit)

DT FA Pat Sims ($3M 2013 cap hit)

RE DRAFT 1st Round ($3.7M 2013 cap hit)

SLB 52 Philip Wheeler (resign, $3M 2013 cap hit)

MLB 50 Travis Goethel

WLB 56 Miles Burris

CB 29 Brandian Ross

CB 24 Michael Huff

SS 33 Tyvon Branch

FS 27 Matt Giordono (resign, $0.7M 2013 cap hit)

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P 2 Marquette King

K 11 Sebastian Janikowski

LS 59 Jon Condo

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