So when I read today that the 9rs and Kaep's agent are going to start talks to negotiate a new contract, a thought came to mind. The article said that there was enough cap space to work a deal for Kaep in the 18million per year range, when the cap space is only about 9 million. So, how is this possible?
I heard that one of the reasons why we have 10 million in cap space is thanks to Bowman who converted some of his 2014 salary into a signing bonus, which gave us about 2.5 million more space. So, signing bonus doesnt count towards cap space? How come teams arent paying massive signing bonuses and small salaries in order to maneuver past the cap , if that is the case?
What kind of payments count towards the cap, and what do not? could, for example, a team donate 10million to a players charity of choice, and pay a minimum salary and have that charity cost not effect the cap?