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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. The book on 49ers corner Carlos Rogers

    Mike Sando

    Carlos Rogers' contract with the San Francisco 49ers ranks among the NFC West's top three for cornerbacks in guaranteed money ($10.65 million), 2013 base salary ($5.5 million) and average per year ($7.325 million). Where does Rogers rank as a corn...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Around the NFC West: Lingering effects

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams sacrificed salary-cap space in future years to create room right now when they reworked Chris Long's contract Monday. Around the NFC West: April 23, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: Line thinking, draft rules ...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  8. 49ers' backup QB switch saves $7 million

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers are getting backup quarterback Colt McCoy at a bit of a discount. The former Cleveland Browns starter could have earned $2.325 million in salary for the 2013 season based on contract escalators tied to performance earlier i...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  9. Planning for Colin Kaepernick's next deal

    Mike Sando

    Jay from Cincinnati wants to know how Colin Kaepernick's contract situation with the San Francisco 49ers might align with future increases in salary-cap allotments. "With the cap expected to jump for 2015," he writes, "that seems like perfect timi...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  10. 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
  11. How do contracts work? Glad you asked

    Mike Sando

    David from Sacramento is looking for a primer on how NFL contracts work as teams head toward free agency and mandatory compliance with the $123.9 million salary cap. "I hear teams releasing players to stay/get under the cap, but what happens to th...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  12. Reflections as 49ers part with David Akers

    Mike Sando

    Concerns over recent performance issues gave the San Francisco 49ers reason to consider releasing kicker David Akers. The ability to clear $3 million in needed salary-cap room at the same time made Akers' release inevitable. "The 49ers would li...

    Blog | March 06, 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. 2012 free agency: Notes from second day

    Mike Sando

    NFC West thoughts as NFL free agency runs through its second day: The Seattle Seahawks' free-agent visit with Steve Hutchinson calls attention to the team's situation at left guard. Robert Gallery's $5 million salary and $1.5 million bonus repres...

    Blog | March 14, 2012