NFC West Notes: Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks

     

Cardinals

  • Regarding the possibility of the Cardinals releasing RB David Johnson this offseason, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk points out that Johnson’s $10.2 million salary for 2020 is already fully guaranteed due to a provision in his contract that locked in the guarantees a year early. 
  • Florio adds that the Cardinals are essentially stuck with Johnson, considering that he has no reason to agree to a structured contract that would amount to a pay cut.
  • Given Johnson’s contract contains offset language, Florio mentions that a different NFL team would not be inclined to pay him anything more than the league minimum. This means the Cardinals would be on the hook for the difference in Johnson’s $10.2 million salary. 
  • Florio does toss out the possibility of the Cardinals seeing what’s out there in the trade market for Johnson and offer to pay a portion of his salary to net some kind of draft return.

Rams

  • According to Joel Corry of CBS Sports, the Rams will save $4.75 million in salary cap room following S Eric Weddle‘s decision retirement. They should also receive a $500,000 salary cap credit due to his bonus proration.

Seahawks

  • According to Joel Corry of CBS Sports, Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett, LB Bobby Wagner, and QB Russell Wilson each had their contracts become fully guaranteed on Friday.
  • Lockett will earn $8.5 million, Wagner will see his $10.75 million become guaranteed, and Wilson will receive $18 million in guaranteed money.

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