Javon Hargrave, 49ers defensive tackle
We often marvel at Howie Roseman's ability to manipulate the salary cap. Sometimes, he does an ingenious job of doing so. At other times, he's like a wide-eyed college student with his or her first credit card. A huge bill for Javon Hargrave came due this season.
In his return to Philly as a member of the San Francisco 49ers, Javon Hargrave tallied two tackles, a QB hit, and a pass breakup. He has racked up 44 tackles and seven sacks in 16 games this season.
The sad part about all of this is he represents $11 million in Eagles dead cap money, roughly 5% of the team's salary table. We miss him. We wish he was anywhere other the San Fran, but that's what happens when you kick the can down the road.
Brandon Brooks, retired offensive lineman
Speaking of 'kicking the can down the road', welcome to the Brandon Brooks portion of our discussion. Yes, Philly is still paying him. Let that sink in for a second.
Brooks represents the third-highest dead cap total on Philly's ledger. A $782,237 signing bonus, a $3.36 million option bonus owed to Brandon, and a restructuring bonus bring the three-time Pro Bowler's 2023 price tag to $9.7 million.
Sheesh, Philly could have probably kept T.J. Edwards around had they had that coin available.