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Ketchman: How Cuts Affect Lions Salary Cap

Ketchman: How Cuts Affect Lions Salary Cap

In order to understand what happens to the Lions salary cap when we start the regular season, some common terms and phrases need to be understood. George Ketchman explains it all, along with yet another wonderful, in-depth breakdown of the team's salary cap. (Also: More information on Leigh Bodden's extension, and its impact on the salary cap)

As the start of the season approaches, the salary cap will be calculated differently. Beginning with the first game of the season, all money will be counted against the cap, not just the Top 51 player contracts. Player cuts can yield some salary cap charges for the current season, the following season, both or neither. In order to understand what happens to the Lions salary cap when we start the...

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