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  1. Around the NFC West: 49ers' QB situation

    Mike Sando

    Retaining quarterback Alex Smith wasn't a realistic option for the San Francisco 49ers. The salary burden would have affected roster management. Smith's unhappiness as a backup could have affected team dynamics. Trading Smith allowed both sides to mo...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  2. NFL - Determining likely contracts for Jay Cutler, Sam Bradford a...

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando looks at the salary situation for Jay Cutler, Sam Bradford, Colin Kaepernick and Josh Freeman. What can they expect from their next contracts?

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2013
  3. Good, bad contracts in the NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Larry Fitzgerald has leveraged a favorable rookie contract into two massive extensions negotiated almost entirely on his terms. The result is a contract that will begin counting between $13 million and $16.25 million against the salary cap from 20...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  4. Around the NFC West: Camps in view

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: July 15, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Urban: Fitzgerald and the salary cap St. Louis Rams Miklasz: Bradford has pieces in place Burwell: Confident Rams will stay San Francisco 49ers B...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  5. West salary-cap update as June 1 nears

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals are about to get another $3 million in salary-cap space for 2013. That was the savings available for using a "post-June 1 designation" when releasing guard Adam Snyder earlier in the offseason. Teams releasing players bef...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  6. Cardinals QB cap snapshot minus Hoyer

    Mike Sando

    Brian Hoyer's release from the Arizona Cardinals, reported Monday, clears $2 million in salary-cap room while reflecting significant roster changes at quarterback since Hoyer started in Week 17 last season. Cardinals' salary-cap charges at QB ...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  7. Listen up, kids: Respect thy West elders

    Mike Sando

    The rookie wage scale and overall salary structure should increasingly make the NFL a young man's game, all else equal. Youth will be served during rookie minicamps beginning Friday, for sure. With that in mind, I've gone through NFC West roste...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  8. Sando chat scheduled for 1 p.m. ET

    Mike Sando

    Passing along: the link to our Thursday chat, which begins at 1 p.m. ET. In the meantime, I recommend checking out John Clayton's column sizing up the free-agent market two-plus weeks into the signing period. He notes that the Arizona Cardinals ha...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  9. NFL econ: How QB resources are allocated

    Mike Sando

    2013 Salary Cap Charges for QBs Rank Team QB Cap 1 Detroit Lions $24.6M 2 New York Giants $22.1M 3 Denver Broncos $20.8M 4 Dallas Cowboys $19.6M 5 San Diego Chargers $18.9M 6 New Y...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  10. Carson Palmer as potential Cardinals option

    Mike Sando

    Carson Palmer could become available to the Arizona Cardinals and other teams with unsettled quarterback situations. A few thoughts on the possibilities: The situation: Palmer is scheduled to earn $13 million in 2013 salary from the Oakland Ra...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  11. One reason Cardinals moved on from Kolb

    Mike Sando

    PHOENIX -- The record will show the Arizona Cardinals cut ties with Kevin Kolb to avoid paying an inflated salary to the former starting quarterback. There was more to it than that, however. Bruce Arians, the Cardinals' first-year head coach, s...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  12. Bradley, Gay cuts give Cardinals cap relief

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals cleared $7 million in salary cap space Thursday by releasing cornerback William Gay and linebacker Stewart Bradley. Neither move comes as a big surprise. The Cardinals, like many teams with new coaching staffs and genera...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  13. Eight in the box: Biggest cap casualty

    Mike Sando

    Welcome to Eight in the Box, an NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: Who will be each team's biggest salary-cap casualty this offseason? Arizona Cardinals: Quarterback Kevin Kolb is scheduled to ...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  14. Which offenses got most bang for cap buck

    Mike Sando

    The $26.7 million in salary-cap space Indianapolis committed to offensive players in 2012 was the smallest amount in the NFL. It was less than half what the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins allocated -- a testament to the role Andrew Luck ...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  15. Which defenses got most bang for cap buck

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks ranked seventh in defensive EPA last season. That was very good, but it was even better given the team's No. 30 ranking in salary-cap space allotted for defensive players. By that measure, Seattle led the NFL in bang for the sala...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  16. Paying the price: Not everyone's a bargain

    Mike Sando

    Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson were the ultimate NFL bargains in 2012. The two NFC West quarterbacks earned a combined $1.6 million while leading their teams to the playoffs. They cost about the same in combined salary-cap charges. Adam Sc...

    Blog | January 25, 2013