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5 hours ago, FAH1223 said:

You can also re-sign Lane Taylor at $2.7M but he'll only count $990k on the cap. That's a no brainer to me. 

Again, that's a deal you make a few weeks into camp if you're not real happy with the development of your young OGs.

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Updated list of cap casualties so far. https://packerswire.usatoday.com/2021/02/21/updating-list-of-cap-casualties-around-nfl-during-2021-offseason-free-agency-packers/

Of course, this is nothing compared to what is likely to come. Saints are 69M over the cap, Eagles 43M, Rams 34M,  Steelers 26M, Chiefs 23M.

The great unknown of course is what the 2021 salary cap will be. Salary cap is likely to go way up in 2023 as NFL is looking for 100% increase in broadcasting rights from networks with new TV deal coming up. Question is how much they will borrow from future increase starting in 2023 to jack up salary cap in 2021. 

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Have the NFL owners approved increasing the schedule from 16 to 17 games yet?  I knew it was on the table...but have not seen news on whether or not the owners have approved it.  If approved, I think this will increase the salary cap to somewhere between $185 million to $188 million for next year.  Could impact who gets cut and who gets restructured.

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3 hours ago, Brat&Beer said:

MVS" salary for 2021 will go up by 1.263M to 2.183M as he hit "Proven performance escalator". He was the only Packer to do so. 

If it wasn't for the cap situation I would love to extend him and Lazard now on reasonable deals. Lazard was playing really well before injury and never looked the same after and MVS has come along. I could envisage good seasons for them both this year and I hope that doesn't price us out of the ability to extend both at the end of season.  

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4 hours ago, Brit Pack said:

If it wasn't for the cap situation I would love to extend him and Lazard now on reasonable deals. Lazard was playing really well before injury and never looked the same after and MVS has come along. I could envisage good seasons for them both this year and I hope that doesn't price us out of the ability to extend both at the end of season.  

I agree, especially about MVS. I'm on record on this site as saying that, if MVS ever learns to trust his hands, he will be a real problem for defenses. This year he learned to trust his hands. Sign him up for another three years! 

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