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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 7:54 am 
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I wonder how much Williams will sign for.


Falcons | Team allocated rookie salary cap pool
Thu, 4 May 2006 22:42:40 -0700

Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports the National Football League allocated the Atlanta Falcons $2,069,514 million under the 2006 rookie salary cap pool, according to a source with access to NFL Players Association salary data. The Falcons had had just five draft picks and no first-rounder, so they have the lowest rookie salary pool.


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Judging from the contracts giving to last year's rookies: Reggie Brown (#35), Barrett Ruud (#36), and Shaun Cody (#37), one can guess that J-Will's contract will probably be somewhere around these figures:

5 yrs.
averaging between $900K and $950K/yr.
signing bonus of over $2 million, probably approaching $2.3 or $2.4 million. LIkely that bonus will be split into one paid now, and the other paid in March 2007.

This should be the first year we've seen since Anderson came on that the team doesn't have a sumemr holdout, because we don't have a first round pick.

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Pudge, I have been thinking the same thing. With fewer holdout possibilities, this team is going to have more positive momentum to work with going into the season than we've ever had. Of course, there's always the possibility for injury during training camp, but that is something every team faces. With fewer draftees to sign, we can spend that extra time working out the holes that are left with FAs. The extra cap room not taken by draft picks will allow us to get 2 or 3 more guys that will improve our depth. I'm hoping for a big NT, a backup safety, and a backup OG. Then we will have enough good depth to feel really good about maintaining a very high level of play throughout the season and hopefully playoffs.


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