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Hey Star Lotulelei, what did you think of the Bills winning in the Playoffs?

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27 minutes ago, bcw said:

The Bills reworked Star's contract in February, guaranteeing his contract for the year but saving us a little towards the cap.

It looked like a good idea when we did it but then Covid hit and he opted to not play, sliding is guaranteed year to 2021.

Covid Opt out is one thing. But he's guaranteed a salary regardless of performance or Injury. Not retirement. Some players have to pay back a portion of their signing bonus if they retire. Not sure if that's the case here. 

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16 hours ago, Crazy Legs said:

He would get paid zero by the Bills in 2021 if he doesn't play....but the Dead Cap Hit from his contract will still hit the Bills books, reducing the Bills Available Salary Cap by $11.8 million.   Yes, it sucks...it is how they amortize things like signing bonuses. 

The best for the Bills is for Star to play in 2021, and play well.  

Yeah if he's cut, not retire.. he will have to pay some of that signing bonus back if he hangs it up 

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1 hour ago, rcas0308 said:

Yeah if he's cut, not retire.. he will have to pay some of that signing bonus back if he hangs it up 

Doesn't matter if he has to pay back some of the signing bonus....I think you still are hit with a DEAD CAP of $11.8 million on your books.   This is to prevent teams from doing "creative" contracts to get around the cap.    DEAD CAP is not about cash.


Draft a Running Back in the 2nd?  Add another EDGE or Corner?

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22 hours ago, Crazy Legs said:

If he retires, we are kindaof screwed.   The way NFL contracts work is that we would be hit with a Dead Cap hit of $11,800,000.   We can't afford that.

then Bills dont let him retire. He stays on roster or put on some other list so dead cap is pushed and/or managed to Bills advantage and Star too. See below. Beane got this.

You don't think Star will take the 7.6 million for not playing all year next year?? As alternative is he retires and ZERO $$ next year.


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30 minutes ago, Crazy Legs said:

Doesn't matter if he has to pay back some of the signing bonus....I think you still are hit with a DEAD CAP of $11.8 million on your books.   This is to prevent teams from doing "creative" contracts to get around the cap.    DEAD CAP is not about cash.

Part of the cap hit is a signing bonus spread out over the contract. He is obliged to at least be willing to play to get paid. If he retires he is forfeiting his salary and that remaining bonus number that was spread out over the remaining years. 

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5 hours ago, cba fan said:

then Bills dont let him retire. He stays on roster or put on some other list so dead cap is pushed and/or managed to Bills advantage and Star too. See below. Beane got this.

You don't think Star will take the 7.6 million for not playing all year next year?? As alternative is he retires and ZERO $$ next year.

No. He helped the Bills out last year reworking his deal with the agreement that he would get a year's guaranteed salary and $2.5 million in the year after.

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/buffalo-bills/star-lotulelei-12294/

 

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3 hours ago, bcw said:

No. He helped the Bills out last year reworking his deal with the agreement that he would get a year's guaranteed salary and $2.5 million in the year after.

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/buffalo-bills/star-lotulelei-12294/

No that agreement went out the window when he opted out..... new rule is that contract now pushes one year forward.

He will retire or be cut after 2021. The contract points to this clearly.


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10 hours ago, cba fan said:

then Bills dont let him retire. He stays on roster or put on some other list so dead cap is pushed and/or managed to Bills advantage and Star too. See below. Beane got this.

You don't think Star will take the 7.6 million for not playing all year next year?? As alternative is he retires and ZERO $$ next year.

Because of the horrible 2021 contract and Cap Hit, it is best for the Bills for Star to play....counts $7.6 million against the Cap, and gives us some quality snaps.  It only has to be 35-40% of the snaps, as long as it is quality play.

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