Originally Posted by Gr8_White_Rabbit
Henry is a great Red Zone threat and should prove benificial to any who sign him. As for the Bengals re-signing him, I dunno. Anyone know how that effects the salary cap? They cut him but resigned him, are there cap imlications here?
Teams routinely release a player and re-sign them to lessen the hit on their salary cap.
Bonuses, guranteed money, are what effects the salary cap for the season starts so if the player is owed any guranteed money, then the team takes a salary cap hit for releasing him. If he isn't guranteed any money, the team can simply release him and re-sign him to a smaller contract with no salary cap implications.
In Henry's situation, his salary is most likely a minimum salary with no guranteed money so it's minimal.