oh well that's pretty lame, i'd have to play around in this version to find a different strategy then
The resigning cap is broken as well. The contracts escalate but it uses the average while you are offering it. So you have to keep like 10 mil free just to be able to sign anyone good.
I'm using a 4-3 so I've just been holding onto my great linemen and middle linebacker and releasing everyone else when they start getting really expensive on the defense. I've got a really high stat 10 year plus QB too which is killing my cap since he is 12-20 a year and caused me to have to trash my o-line.