By Rams Nation's Howard Balzer
The Rams have decided not to wait until after June 1 and terminated the contract of linebacker Jamie Duncan.
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Duncan was scheduled to be paid $1.9 million this season, a figure that included a $50,000 workout bonus. His salary cap charge was $2.5 million, which included $600,000 of proration from his original $3 million signing bonus.
By releasing Duncan now, his cap charge will be $1.8 million because he has two years remaining on his contract after 2004. That will still be a net savings of $700,000.
Had the Rams waited until after June 1, his cap charge this year would have only $600,000, but there would have been $1.2 million charged against the 2005 cap. The Rams likely wanted to reduce the dead money for next year, especially considering the possibility that the release of quarterback Kurt Warner will leave a caop charge of $6.7 million in 2005.
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