*Cutting Players question*

*Cutting Players question*

Postby Luxie52 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:10 am

Is there a way we can see the effects of cutting a player? Like, if cutting a player is beneficial to creating more cap room or if it hurts your cap to cut the player is there a way we can see the outcome or the effect of cutting the player before you cut him?
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Re: *Cutting Players question*

Postby AKH » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:44 am

In the game settings you can set the cut penalty. It is a percentage of the player's salary you will lose if he is cut.
The penalty applies each year he has left.

example:
a player has 1 mill contract for 5 years.
cut penalty is 20%
you will have 200k count against your salary cap each of the next five years.

If you are in an online league, you wont have access to the settings - ask your commish what the penalty is set to.
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Re: *Cutting Players question*

Postby Luxie52 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:07 am

What do you recommend setting it to? So essentially I’m just paying the player less per year than I would if I didn’t cut him?
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Re: *Cutting Players question*

Postby Luxie52 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:12 am

Also, in your example did you mean 1 million total over 5 years or 1 million per year for 5 years?
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Re: *Cutting Players question*

Postby AKH » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:14 am

meant 1 mill pr year.

I think most people play with 10% or 20% penalty. (I would prefer 20% i think).

There really isnt an official recomendation, so set it to what you think it should be, and then you can always change it to suit your liking :)
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Re: *Cutting Players question*

Postby ZootMurph » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:33 am

I play 0% until the preseason, then 25% during the preseason, season, playoffs, and through the end of year sim. Then 0% from the start of the new year to preseason. Most pro contracts are structured so their bonus gets paid if they are on the roster at a certain time... so I sim it that there is no cap hit (the signing bonus) unless they make it to the preseason. Usually it's training camp for pros, but also most players don't get a signing bonus unless they sign for a large amount. So a lot of training camp guys are not giving the team a cap hit when cut. That's why I wait until preseason... although, using the same logic, most guys fighting for a job are on a one year deal with no signing bonus and, if cut prior to the regular season, don't cost the team that cuts them a cap penalty.

Just understand that most football players do not get a signing bonus. The cap hit occurs for a team when they cut a player that has guaranteed money (or signing bonus). Training camp invitees almost always have the NFL minimum salary, which comes with no guaranteed money, so when teams cut them, they don't take a cap hit. Also, most signing bonuses (guaranteed money) also come with a clause that says they get the money only if they are on the roster by a certain date. So if they are cut before the date, the contract is done and no cap hit is taken.

I hate that you have to take a cap hit to give a player a tryout in training camp or preseason... so I change it in solo to fit what I think is proper.
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