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2020 NFL Post June 1st Designations

2020 NFL Post June 1st Designations

Four players were designated as Post June 1st releases this March, meaning they were free to sign elsewhere immediately, but their full 2020 cap figure remained with their previous team until June 1st. Thereafter, any guaranteed salary or dead cap allocated for 2020 would remain in 2020, while all future dead cap on the contract would accelerate into 2021. The table below shows the breakdown for each player, including dead cap per year, cap saved per year, and the total cash saved by releasing the player.

Post June 1st Designations

  • 2020: 4
  • 2019: 4
  • 2018: 5
  • 2017: 6
  • 2016: 3
Team Player POS 2020 Dead cap 2020 CAP SAVINGS 2021 dead cap 2021 cap savings future cash saved Thoughts
ATL Desmond Trufant CB $4.4M $10.75M $5.8M $10.35M $35.25M Trufant had 4 INTs in just 9 games last season, and still has plenty left in him. His release from ATL was likely a cap decision only, as the move cleared almost $11M in 2020, and just over $10M in 2021. The Falcons clear over $35M of cash as well.
CHI Trey Burton TE $5.75M $2.8M $1.75M $8M $10.81M Burton had a productive first season with the Bears, but an injury filled 2019 sealed his fate. The $5.75M of total dead cap in 2020 should reduce down to $4.84M when it's said and done thanks to $910,000 of offset from his new contract with the Colts.
LAR Todd Gurley RB $11.75M $5.5M $8.4M $7.3M $37M The Rams still owe Gurley a $7.55M roster bonus for 2020, but free themselves from $37M of future payment. The cap savings aren't great ($5.5M in 2020, $4.8M in 2021), but getting out from under this deal was the right move. The Rams will get a $2.5M cap credit in 2021 from offsets thanks to his deal with the Falcons.
NYJ Trumaine Johnson CB $4M $11M $8M $9M $38.5M One of the more notable free agent contract busts of late, Johnson saw action in just 17 games over the past two seasons, collecting $34M from the Jets. NY is off the hook for the remaining $38.5M cash.