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The Lions’ new cap manager is already flexing his muscle."This offseason the Detroit Lions got themselves a new salary cap guy. It’s a move that most football fans won’t care about Womens Eli Harold Jersey , but one that could have a big impact on the team itself behind the scenes. Gone is Matt Harriss, in is Mike Disner. The Lions have already signed a few contracts with Disner as their Vice President of Football Administration, but the Lions’ two-year deal with Romeo Okwara highlights what Disner’s experience as an NFL Management Council Labor Operations Manager and Coordinator brings to the team.On the surface, Okwara’s deal looks pretty ordinary. The Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett was the first one in on the details:Alone, this would be a pretty friendly deal for the Lions. It would break down something like this:2019 cap hit: $2.2475 million2020 cap hit: $4.2525 million ($1,352,000 dead cap)That’s a lower cap hit than the Lions would have incurred had they given Okwara a second-round restricted free agent tender ($3.095 million). Additionally , it would make it pretty easy for the Lions to back out of the second year, freeing up $2.9 million in cap space if Detroit were to cut him.However, there’s more to this contract. According to Over The Cap (and confirmed by the NFLPA report), there is actually a third year on the contract that automatically voids itself in 2021 shortly after the Super Bowl. You can read more about what an automatically-voided year is here, but the short-term version of it is that it allows the Lions to spread out Okwara’s $2.705 million signing bonus over three years instead of two. That lowers both his 2019 and 2020 cap hits by about $450,000 each year, so Okwara will cost just under $1.8 million against the cap this season. Over The Cap has a nice breakdown of the entire contract below:The cost of doing something like this is that Detroit will be on the hook for about $900 Womens Jarrad Davis Jersey ,000 in dead cap in that third automatically voided season. In other words, the Lions are saving money now, and more willing to pay that exact amount later, when the cap has presumably grown. It makes sense because the same $900,000 figure will be a lower percentage of the (presumably) increased 2021 cap. This move also suggests that the Lions are trying to get every single penny in savings they can for the 2019 season, perhaps because they plan on making some big moves. Either way, it’s an interesting new loophole the Lions are deploying and likely part of the reason the Lions made a change in salary cap gurus this year. Who would you pick as Jason Witten’s replacement?"Amidst the beginning of the 2019 NFL Combine Matthew Stafford Jersey White , some significant NFL news broke on Thursday. Noted ESPN announcer Jason Witten decided to put his burgeoning broadcasting career on hold to join the Dallas Cowboys. Of course, Witten played 15 seasons with the Cowboys before deciding to retire after the 2017 season. But let’s not talk about the on-the-field implications of the move. This ain’t Blogging The Boys, and while the Detroit Lions play the Cowboys next year, that discussion is for another day.Instead, I want to talk about the “Monday Night Football” broadcasting booth, which will now undergo its second big change in as many years. Witten was never a good fit in the broadcast booth, but it didn’t seem like ESPN was going to make any changes Nick Bellore Jersey White , allowing him and Joe Tessitore to settle into their new jobs. Now, after losing Jon Gruden the year before, ESPN will be forced to make another changes. So today’s Question of the Day is:Which NFL announcer would you like to see on “Monday Night Football?” My answer: For far too long, “Monday Night Football” has relied upon energetic, “entertaining” voices for their color commentator position. Obviously, you want someone who is excited to add drama to the game, but there needs to be substance Damon Harrison Jersey White , too. In my opinion, MNF broadcasts have been missing substance for far too long, favoring grunts andridiculous graphics over actual analysis. So I want someone heavy on the Xs and Os to take Witten’s spot. ESPN could try and make an aggressive run at the increasingly popular Tony Romo, a move I would be completely behind. But why not dig within their own ranks to replace Witten? They’ve already got a perfectly fine Dan Orlovsky employed, and while he’s still a little green in terms of being a broadcaster, he’s earned a fine reputation as a film analyst. #DanOForMNFYour turn.Tweets from

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