Yes, I know that the Alouettes 2023 season is not over, yet, but nevertheless I have added a topic for 2024.
It is important. "voire’ imperative, that the Alouettes re-sign their most important players on defence, i.e. Darnell Sankey, Shawn Lemon, Tyrice Beverette and Mustafa Johnson. The fact that all these 4 players are presently signed and with the Alouettes is definitely an advantage, since they can re-sign them before the end of 2023 or before free agency begins.
I include what I feel these players will command/ask in order to remain with the Alouettes.
Darnell Sankey: Between $162,000 and $174,000.
Shawn Lemon: Between $156,000 and $168,000.
Tyrice Beverette: Between $132,000 and $144,000.
Mustafa Johnson: Between $120,000 and $132,000. This player could always, unfortunately, try the NFL.
While there may not be too many funds available, if any, under the 2023 approved cap, the Alouettes should pay bonuses to some of these players, before end of December 2023, so the salary impacts would be less against the 2024 approved cap; while they may exceed the 2023 cap, the excess has to be less than $100,000., since the penalty will be twice the excess and they would lose their number 1 2024 draft choice.