Rams have until tomorrow at 4 ET to get under the salary cap

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The Rams have a problem. It easily can be solved, but it’s still a problem.

The Rams are currently $400,000 over the salary cap. They have until 4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday to get under the cap.

The “or else” is irrelevant; they’ll do it. It won’t take much elbow grease to create $400,000 in cap space. It’s noteworthy because it’s so rare that a team actually finds itself in the red on the cap.

A contract extension with cornerback Jalen Ramsey would be the easiest way to create the cap space. He currently has a cap number of $13.7 million. A new deal easily could be engineered to drop that figure for 2020.

Whatever the Rams do, they won’t have much cap space left in 2020. Which means they won’t have much to carry over to 2021, when the cap could be as low as $175 million due to the pandemic.

Next year, by the way, the Jared Goff cap number becomes $34.625 million.

19 responses to “Rams have until tomorrow at 4 ET to get under the salary cap

  1. i’m not a Goff fan. Howvever quarterbacks on most teams get a large percentage of the cap in salary. Goff is not better than Dak Prescott and Dallas refused to kill themselves over his contract.

    If Tom Brady demanded a gazillion from the Patriots would BB have kept him around for 20 years. My opinion-is probably not. But Brady stayed reasonable in his salary demand.

  2. Any update on the Chiefs and their dicey cap situation after signing Jones and Mahomes to mammoth contracts?

  3. Ramsey isn’t signing a contract that “lowers” his number. He isn’t playing the cap game where they cut you in 3 years and owe nothing. He has already said the price has gone up. The only contract he wants to sign is one that raises his number. I sense back pain in the future.

  4. “Any update on the Chiefs and their dicey cap situation after signing Jones and Mahomes to mammoth contracts?”

    overthecap.com, has running cap numbers for every team. KC has 6.75 million left for 2020

  5. Just wait until the revenue is WAY down due to all the kneelers and protesting.
    These players will one day wish they kept those opinions away from the workplace and the football field. When the cap drops to 140 to 150 mill then some of these high priced brats will be searching for a team to pay them and destroy the chemistry and cap for the team. Wishing they kept their mouths shut.
    There is no chance the cap will not get dropped. Think about the revenue stream each team is losing without fans on the seats. It is astronomical.
    All over a scaredemic.

  6. Ray Lewis says:
    September 8, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    Ramsey isn’t signing a contract that “lowers” his number. He isn’t playing the cap game where they cut you in 3 years and owe nothing. He has already said the price has gone up. The only contract he wants to sign is one that raises his number. I sense back pain in the future.

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    Ramsey better remember that this ain’t the NBA. NFL Owners aren’t soft and won’t tolerate too much nonsense. If Ramsey sat out games due to a fake injury and rumors from the team were he was healthy, then he’ll get Clowney’d (1yr “prove it” deals for way less money than he wanted). Regardless of what anyone says, that’s why the NFL is the most relatable professional sport: It’s all about the business and has no issues reminding players that they are replaceable (just like us regular folks).

  7. So does anyone know what the penalty is if they don’t? Just curious… I’ve never heard of it happening.

  8. Well back the basement with ya LA RAMS ….at least you have a shinny new stadium and new duds to wear.

  9. domehead says:
    September 8, 2020 at 8:51 pm
    So does anyone know what the penalty is if they don’t? Just curious… I’ve never heard of it happening.
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    The league makes the cuts necessary to get the team under the cap. The Rams would not have a say who gets cut.

  10. You B. Crazy says:
    September 8, 2020 at 7:56 pm
    Ray Lewis says:
    September 8, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    Ramsey isn’t signing a contract that “lowers” his number. He isn’t playing the cap game where they cut you in 3 years and owe nothing. He has already said the price has gone up. The only contract he wants to sign is one that raises his number. I sense back pain in the future.

    ———————————————————————————–

    Ramsey better remember that this ain’t the NBA. NFL Owners aren’t soft and won’t tolerate too much nonsense. If Ramsey sat out games due to a fake injury and rumors from the team were he was healthy, then he’ll get Clowney’d (1yr “prove it” deals for way less money than he wanted). Regardless of what anyone says, that’s why the NFL is the most relatable professional sport: It’s all about the business and has no issues reminding players that they are replaceable (just like us regular folks).
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    You’ll never convince Ramsey of that. He thinks he is the Lebron of the NFL.

  11. kcfan67 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 7:50 pm
    Oh man! So much jealousy.! Lol

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Of what exactly would anyone be jealous of? Can’t figure it out. Rams are probably the worst team in the division now.

  12. Not only does the league make the cuts needed to get a team under the cap, they have to start with the most recent contracts. So there goes the practice squad. Some of the cuts may exacerbate the problems if the league cuts someone who got a decent signing bonus so that accelerates.

    As Florio said, the Rams will get in compliance themselves.

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