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Old 12-02-2012, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Kemp17 View Post
There's a chance that Hardwick hangs it up after this year. He was considering retirement already before this debacle of a season. If that's the case, I think you bring in a veteran (Dan Koppen or someone like that) and let that guy and Molk compete for the job. Then we'll see what we have in Molk and if he's not as good as we hope then we draft a center in 2014.
Here's the problem with Hardwick. We just signed him to a new contract. If he retires, that's fine and dandy. However, if we cut him after this year, then we'll have to accelerate his bonus monies that are due the next two years, which are $1,750,000. for the next two years, for a total of $3.5 million in dead money. Likewise, Clary's dead monies that would result from his signing bonus being accelerated is $3.4 million. I could go on, but there's about $7 million right there for two guys on the OL alone.
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