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Final 2014 San Diego Chargers Salary Cap Projection

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Max takes one last pass at 53-man salary cap based off of the predictions from Gennaro-ly Speaking.

Thearon W. Henderson

John dedicated last night's Gennaro-ly Speaking to cutting the current 75-man roster down to the final 53. Like has been done with previous roster predictions, these are the financial implications of said predictions.

53-Man Roster and Salary Cap

Player Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Dead Money Cap Figure
Philip Rivers QB $13,800,000 $1,666,667 $1,200,000 ($4,533,334) $16,666,667
Eric Weddle S $7,500,000 $2,600,000 - ($5,200,000) $10,100,000
Antonio Gates TE $5,000,000 $762,500 $1,600,000 ($4,725,000) $7,362,500
Nick Hardwick C $3,400,000 $1,750,000 $1,000,000 ($1,750,000) $6,150,000
Eddie Royal WR $1,750,000 $1,500,000 $1,750,000 ($5,000,000) $5,000,000
Mike Scifres P $3,250,000 $185,000 $600,000 ($2,170,000) $4,035,000
Malcom Floyd WR $2,750,000 $250,000 $916,667 ($5,083,333) $3,916,667
Dwight Freeney OLB,LB $1,625,000 $2,125,000 $93,750 ($1,625,000) $3,843,750
Ryan Mathews RB $1,978,250 $500,000 $1,133,750 ($3,267,500) $3,612,000
Jarret Johnson OLB,LB $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $1,000,000 ($3,000,000) $3,500,000
Brandon Flowers CB $1,500,000 $1,500,000 - ($3,000,000) $3,000,000
Donald Butler ILB,LB $750,000 $2,230,000 - ($11,150,000) $2,980,000
Corey Liuget DE $758,964 $1,136,954 $750,000 ($1,895,918) $2,645,918
D.J. Fluker RT,T $923,295 $1,668,184 - ($9,329,316) $2,591,479
King Dunlap LT,T $1,600,000 $475,000 $350,000 ($475,000) $2,425,000
Melvin Ingram OLB,LB $1,153,476 $1,136,952 - ($4,212,594) $2,290,428
Danny Woodhead RB $750,000 $500,000 $1,000,000 ($500,000) $2,250,000
John Phillips TE $1,175,000 $666,667 - ($1,333,334) $1,841,667
Donald Brown RB $750,000 $1,083,334 - ($4,000,000) $1,833,334
Chad Rinehart G $750,000 $1,000,000 - ($2,000,000) $1,750,000
Nick Novak K $1,325,000 $375,000 - ($1,125,000) $1,700,000
Jason Verrett CB $420,000 $1,014,364 - - $1,434,364
Marcus Gilchrist S $914,400 $344,200 - ($344,200) $1,258,600
Kellen Clemens QB $855,000 $322,500 - ($645,000) $1,177,500
Manti Te'o ILB,LB $640,110 $535,440 - ($2,246,430) $1,175,550
Darrell Stuckey S $730,000 $433,750 - ($1,735,000) $1,163,750
Kendall Reyes DE $765,272 $360,544 - ($721,090) $1,125,816
Sean Lissemore DT $1,000,000 - - - $1,000,000
Reggie Walker LB $730,000 $160,000 - - $890,000
Mike Windt LS $730,000 $112,500 - ($337,500) $842,500
David Johnson TE $730,000 $110,000 - ($220,000) $840,000
Kavell Conner LB $730,000 $90,000 - ($270,000) $820,000
Shareece Wright CB $645,000 $136,035 - ($136,035) $781,035
Jeremiah Attaochu OLB $420,000 $344,200 - - $764,200
Ladarius Green TE $570,000 $112,725 - ($225,450) $682,725
Keenan Allen WR $495,000 $153,450 $10,000 ($460,350) $658,450
Andrew Gachkar ILB,LB $645,000 $11,475 - ($11,475) $656,475
Rich Ohrnberger OG $730,000 $65,000 - - $635,000
Seyi Ajirotutu WR $730,000 $65,000 - - $635,000
Mike Harris LT,T $570,000 $1,167 - ($1,167) $571,167
Lawrence Guy DE $570,000 - - - $570,000
Chris Watt G $420,000 $136,035 - - $556,035
Johnnie Troutman G $495,000 $47,938 - ($95,876) $542,938
Tourek Williams OLB,LB $495,000 $27,515 - ($82,545) $522,515
Jahleel Addae S $495,000 $1,667 - ($3,334) $496,667
Joe Kruger DE $495,000 - - - $495,000
Steve Williams CB $420,000 $48,200 - ($144,600) $468,200
Ryan Carrethers DT $420,000 $44,633 - - $464,633
Marion Grice RB $420,000 $24,724 - - $444,724
Tevin Reese WR $420,000 $12,358 - - $432,358
Dontrelle Inman WR $420,000 $7,500 - ($15,000) $427,500
Chris Davis CB $420,000 - - - $420,000
Tenny Palepoi DT $420,000 - - - $420,000
Salary Total $112,867,112


Reserve/PUP

Player Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Dead Money Cap Figure
Jeromey Clary
LG/LT $1,600,000
$1,700,000
- ($1,700,000)
$3,300,000


Reserve/Injured

Player Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Dead Money Cap Figure
Alvin Scioneaux ILB $303,000 $1,000 $304,000
Damik Scafe DE $303,000 - - $303,000
Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe DT $303,000 $833 $303,833
Kwame Geathers DT $318,000 $1,000 - ($2,000) $319,000
Marcus Cromartie CB $303,000 - - $303,000


Practice Squad

Player Weeks Weekly Check Cap Figure
10 Players 17 Weeks $6,300 $1,071,000


Dead Money

Player Pos. Cap Figure
Jared Gaither T $4,000,000
Derek Cox CB $3,900,000
Robert Meachem WR $3,750,000
Larry English OLB,LB $865,000
LeRon McClain FB $833,334
Jonas Mouton ILB,LB $218,340
Brandon Ghee CB $185,000
Brandon Taylor SS $160,969
Vincent Brown WR $146,517
David Molk C $27,976
Brad Sorensen QB $14,850
Nick McDonald C $8,750
Nick Becton LT,T $5,000
Byron Jerideau DT $3,334
Michael Hill RB $3,334
Marcus Cromartie CB $3,334
Daniel Molls ILB,LB $3,334
Randy Richards RT,T $3,334
Josh Johnson CB $2,000
Devan Walker LB $2,000
Greg Brown CB $1,667
Chukky Okobi C $1,334
Ben Cotton TE $1,334
Brandon Moore DE $1,334
Cordarro Law OLB,LB $1,250
Luke Tasker WR $667
Frank Beltre OLB,LB $667
Richard Kent P $667
Jamarkus McFarland DE $667
David Rolf TE $667
Mike Hermann QB $667
DJ Adams RB $667
Unaccounted bonuses $32,162
Total Dead Money $14,180,156


Offset Adjustments

Player Pos. Cap Figure
Robert Meachem WR $715,000


Available Cap Space

Cap Rollover $2,319,241
Cap Adjustment $523,500
Salary Cap $133,000,000
Chargers Cap $132,736,901
Total Cap Room $2,891,740

Through the last two articles, I expressed my concern that Clary was taking up a huge chunk of cap that we really needed. Since that time, he took a pay cut, and its effect is felt in the total shown here. Cutting Vincent Brown also helped to free over $1M in space.

As nice as the number is, it could go up a little more. Of the 5 players on IR, more than half will receive Injury Settlements. So rather than pay them for a whole season, the team will probably get off for around 6 games of pay. Geathers is the most likely player to be carried on IR all season as the Chargers control him next year as well.

Depth Chart

QB RB FB WR TE LT LG C RG RT
Rivers Mathews Johnson Allen Gates Dunlap Rinehart Hardwick Watt Fluker
Clemens Brown Floyd Green Harris Troutman Ohrnberger Troutman
Harris
Woodhead Royal Phillips
Grice Ajirotutu
Reese
Inman

DE DT OLB ILB CB SS FS PK P LS
Liuget Lissemore Ingram Butler Flowers Gilchrist Weddle Scifres Novak Windt
Reyes Carrethers Johnson Te'o Wright Addae Stuckey
Guy
Freeney Conner Verrett
Palepoi Attaochu Walker Williams
Kruger Williams Gachkar Davis