Corry: Why is Schraeder still on Falcons roster?

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March 06, 2019 - 10:56 am
Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) rushes past Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Ryan Schraeder

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Always full of worthwhile information as it relates to the NFL salary cap is former sports agent and cap expert Joel Corry of CBS Sports.com.

With the Atlanta Falcons' current contract situation with defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, Corry spoke to 92-9 The Game's The Morning Show of John Fricke and Bryant McFadden (in for the vacationing Hugh Douglas) about the ramifications of a franchise tag, and what it would mean for Jarrett and the Falcons; and if a long-term deal poses problems for other players on the roster.

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How is Jarrett’s contract going to affect their additional movement this offseason?  

“You don’t need the rookie money until May, so you’ll have to account for it, you can make moves to account for it later," Corry said. "Ideally you get Grady done sooner rather than later, because the first year cap number could be as low as 1/3 or half of what the cap number is.  And, also you can get money from Julio, because he’s self-contained. 

"Let’s say, you tack on new money of $60M over three years and you take his base salary down to about his league minimum, and you give him a $20M signing bonus.  You can probably pick up $4-4.5M in cap room depending on how you structure it.  So there’s ways you can get cap room.  I’m surprised Ryan Schraeder’s still on the roster considering he got benched at the end of the year.  That may be another way to get cap room.”