Breaking down dollars and sense of Packers possibly cutting Crosby
Giorgio Tavecchio, Mason Crosby.Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
It's a two-way battle for the Packers' kicking position between Mason Crosby and Zach Ramirez, with already-cut Giorgio Tavecchio possibly still in the mix according to a scenario which Coach Mike McCarthy mentioned.
There may not just be a production difference between Crosby and the others, but a salary cap difference as well as "dead money."
For those non-capologists out there, "dead money" is salary cap space they can't use on other players if they let go of Crosby because of payouts he's owed based on his contract.
Crosby has a $3 million-plus cap number over each of the next three seasons. But there's also a $3.6 combined "dead money" figure that they can't allocate for players in the salary cap.