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2020 Roster Speculations

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2 hours ago, beardown3231 said:

@JustAnotherFan unless I'm missing something they do have the money for Warford (assuming he doesn't want a ton).

He's only 28 years old coming off of 3 consecutive pro-bowls. He is going to draw alot of interest around the league and we would have to outbid them all.

Meanwhile we still have to sign the draft picks and prepare for a year with less revenue.

The only way the FO have the money is if he really wants to play in Chicago. 

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1 hour ago, JustAnotherFan said:

He's only 28 years old coming off of 3 consecutive pro-bowls. He is going to draw alot of interest around the league and we would have to outbid them all.

Meanwhile we still have to sign the draft picks and prepare for a year with less revenue.

The only way the FO have the money is if he really wants to play in Chicago. 

Won't the draft picks cost next to nothing because of the lack of high selections?

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1 hour ago, beardown3231 said:

Won't the draft picks cost next to nothing because of the lack of high selections?

Yes, but we're strapped as it is. Technically, it would only cost (by estimates) $984,942 to sign all of the draft picks since Kmet and Jaylon are the only two picks that would count against the cap and their contracts would cancel out Bray and Wims' contracts. 

Kmet ($1.38M) + Jaylon ($1.18M) = $2.56M

Bray ($795k) + Wims ($774k) =  $1.57M

However, we only have $9,885,129 in total if the season began today. Subtract the $2M needed for off-season money and we have $7,885,129 left, right now. So while that 985k may seem like nothing, it's actually 12.5% of what we have left in offseason spending. 

Granted, this doesn't factor in any possible future releases either (Shaheen, Braunecker, etc,) or any other June 1st cuts.

Also, like I mentioned, teams are going to have to start to strongly take into consider the loss of revenue for the upcoming season which means alot less cap space than was projected, and certainly alot less rollover money from this year. 

I expect Warford to get a 2-3 year deal worth nearly 10 a year. Signing him was nice to think about but it didn't seem possible. At least not without knowing the FO's future plans anyhow.

 

 

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On 5/7/2020 at 9:20 PM, Heinz D. said:

Roberson makes the roster unless he ****s the bed.

If they don't sign, and carry, a third QB I may scream until my lungs bleed. 

Bears carried 5 CBs on 53 last year.

Fuller, Johnson, Skrine and Vildor are locks (5th rounders don't get cut in year one).  That's 4 locks.  

So he is competing with Artie Burns who is much closer to a lock than Roberson is,  OurLads is projecting Burns as the starter on our depth chart right now.   He could be with Johnson recovering from surgery all offseason and into start of camp.  

 Toliver who has started games for Bears and played well.

And last years draft picks in Shelley and Denmark.  I doubt they want to completely walk away from Shelley this quickly.  They were all super high praise on him last OTAs.  

For just one, or perhaps two, open roster spots.  

I would say he has his work cut out for him to make the team.  

 

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