Football Outsiders On The Packers Salary Cap

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Under the Cap: NFC North Cap Overview. Brian McIntyre has been doing a great job of running down each team's cap situation. And he saved the best division, the NFC North, for last. Here's some of the things he suggests the Green Bay Packers can do.

Scott Wells. They could use the franchise tag ($9.5 million) to take him off the market and then work out a long-term deal. The danger is that he might actually sign that one-year offer. A guaranteed pay check of $9.5 million might be more guaranteed money then he could receive from any team in a long-term contract.

Charles Woodson. He has a cap figure of $11.5 million next season, and they could renegotiate it to give them more salary cap room.

Donald Driver. Sometimes a player's release leaves a dead money on the salary cap, the Raiders will probably carry a $2.2 million charge in 2012 for Stanford Routt, but Driver's in the last year of his three-year contract signed in 2010, and his release would clear off $5 million from the cap. But Driver has a roster bonus due in March, so the Packers will have to make a decision sooner rather than later.

Chad Clifton. The three-year contract he signed in 2010 was front loaded, so his entire 2012 compensation of $5.75 million would be wiped from the books. They might want him back, and he might want to return next season, but either way, $5.75 million is too much.

Greg Jennings. He has a $7.423 million cap charge on the last year of a four-year extension he signed in 2009. They could use some of these cap savings to give him an extension.

Aaron Rodgers. Depending on the upcoming contracts that Drew Brees and Joe Flacco (maybe even Matt Flynn) are expected to sign, Rodgers might be severely underpaid if they don't adjust his current contract.

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