Don't forget they need cap room to sign their draft picks also. (estimated $4.7 million)Yes, but that's quite a ways down the road.
How much do you think it will take to resign Lewis? $5 million a year?The rumor is he's looking for about $7M per year, but no matter how much his contract averages out at, his first, and second, year cap hit will be minimal. If he were to sign a 4 year, $28M deal ($7M/yr average), with, lets say a $10M signing bonus, it would likely have a first year cap hit of about $3.5-4M ($1-1.5M base salary in 2013 plus $2.5M pro-rated signing bonus charge).
How'd I do beach??? Did I do good??? Huh??Not bad for a drunken canuck but I think if they sign Lewis it will be at least 5 years and the cap hit will be even smaller. The first year will probably be at or close to league minimum.