Restructuring contracts like this makes me nervous.
ESPN/Field Yates wrote:
Source: the Dolphins have restructured the contract of S Reshad Jones, creating ~$6.6M in cap space. Jones dropped his base salary from $9.375M to $970,000, while also getting a $4.05M signing bonus. He still will collect the same amount of money in the end, helps the team now. https://twitter.com/FieldYates/status/9 ... 7878946816
The move saves Miami $6.6 million in cap space. Jones will receive a $4.05 million signing bonus while reducing his base salary from $9.375 million to $970,000. It's not a pay cut as Jones will make the same amount of money in the end. The 30-year-old safety led Miami with 122 tackles last season. http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5649/reshad-jones