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DIESELMAN
07-23-2007, 10:23 PM
During an interview today on ESPN, Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Steve Wyche stated that Falcons owner Arthur Blank could possibly release QB Michael Vick by the end of the week. If that happens, the Falcons will take a salary cap hit of $6 million this year and $15 million next. vick is facing various felony charges that stem from his involvement with dog fighting. If convicted, he could face up to six years in prison and $350,000 in fines.

K Train
07-23-2007, 10:29 PM
yeah he was the highest paid player in the nfl for a while, not sure if he still is but hes up there with peyton, favre and mcnabb, they'd take huge cap hits

TEEMONT
07-23-2007, 10:37 PM
if they do this I will have sooo much respect for Blank.

Steelerlyn
07-23-2007, 10:40 PM
if they do this I will have sooo much respect for Blank.

So will many of us. I hope this happens asap. :clap:

SteelersfaninPhilly
07-24-2007, 04:08 PM
I hope blank has a set and cuts the P.O.S

Captcoolhand
07-24-2007, 04:25 PM
Nike has got to be taken a serious hit from this......They got a million pairs of shoes that they are sitting on with Vicks name on them.....:lol: Good for them...That's what they get for making their stuff through sweat shops anyways....Dem Bastards.

Bucsfan4ever
07-25-2007, 09:11 AM
Nike has got to be taken a serious hit from this......They got a million pairs of shoes that they are sitting on with Vicks name on them.....:lol: Good for them...That's what they get for making their stuff through sweat shops anyways....Dem Bastards.

Yeah, they probably paid 50 cents an hour to have them made and then sell them for $200 a pair.

Iron City South
07-26-2007, 01:20 PM
Many people are saying that the Falcons cannot afford to cut Vick, but that's not necessarily accurate. There are a lot of numbers floating around, but these are the actual contract numbers the Falcons are studying:

As of July 25, the Falcons sat with $5,817,795 of salary cap space. Vick is No. 1 on the team's ledger with a $13,579,577 cap charge. But if he is released before the final 53-man roster is determined they will get back $6 million in cap space by terminating him before opening day. :yesnod: Combining their present space with a Vick termination and that would create $11,817,795 of cap space. Consider that Atlanta's rookie pool allocation to sign its draft picks is $6,171,000 -- so the franchise would easily have enough space to sign all the rookies and plenty left over to absorb the salary of a quarterback it might trade for, or to extend some young players.

Because it is after June 1, the Falcons would not have to take the big hit on the Vick signing bonus until next year. So in 2008, the Falcons would have to absorb the $14,682,000 charge for all the bonus money paid to Vick that was being spread out over the length of the contract. At the same time, the salary cap next year probably will go up by $5 million to the $115 million range, give or take a few million. Vick's hit will still leave the Falcons with $100 million to field a team. Keep in mind, the Texans are presently taking a salary cap hit well over $20 million for players they released yet they are getting better.

Falcons GM Rich McKay is savvy enough to how to absorb the big hit in 2008 and still help new head coach Bobby Petrino build his team.

Petrino will have a year under his belt and will be in a much better position to change personnel. There are some older players who average 12 years of experience -- Wayne Gandy, Lawyer Milloy, Warrick Dunn and Grady Jackson -- who have contracts for 2008, but might not still be there. If this plays out .... this will create even more space while the Falcons are in transition.

As one GM was quoted as saying, "A clean break at the right time may be the only way to keep all the lawyers, union officials and protestors out of the process." If and when Blank decides to release Vick, he will pull out a form from their files that has four boxes on it. They will be required to check the box that states the reason Vick is being terminated, should they decide to go in that direction.

If the Falcons decide to keep him and pay him it will cost a lot more. If Vick is on that finalized Falcons roster come Sept. 2, his $6 million is guaranteed.


Personally, I think Blank already made up his mind .... :bigthumb: