Candidates to Follow Brady's Lead

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Contract restructurings have been on the rise since the lockout ended because there has been minimal growth in the cap. With the salary cap expected to only increase from $120.6 million to $122 million this year, there could be plenty of restructurings before the 2013 league year begins on March 12 when all teams must be under the cap.

A contract restructuring is different from a pay cut. In a typical restructuring, a player will convert some portion of his base salary or roster bonus (without reducing salary) into a signing bonus because it can be prorated or spread out evenly over the life of a contract (most other salary components usually can’t be prorated) for...

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