Veteran center Lyle Sendlein said he had restructured his contract recently, which will help the Cards in their quest to keep some salary cap space cleared this offseason. Sendlein reduced his 2012 salary from $2.4 million to $700,000, according to the NFLPA. The extra $1.7M was converted to a bonus so it could be spread over the remainder of the contract, which runs through 2015.
“It wasn’t a big deal,” Sendlein said. “They told me about it, and I figured, that’s fine.”
Sendlein’s cap number was supposed to be $3.25M, and the move shrinks that number to $1.975M. Fellow lineman Daryn Colledge did the same kind of thing earlier in the offseason. The Cards have been snug against the cap most of the offseason. (And no, I don’t know where the Cards are today in terms of cap space, other than they are obviously compliant.)
– Apropos of nothing, the Cardinals’ 2009 jersey has made it to the finals of the Hall of Fame’s “Jersey Showdown” against the 1993 Buffalo Bills jersey. Fans can vote (just click here) to pick the winner, so have at it.
(And tying this all together, here’s a pic of Sendlein wearing that 2009 jersey against the Bears.)
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