We signed Dean, Posey and Levels at bargain 1 year contracts after most teams had no money left. Teams will likely offer them a bit more money especially Dean as his salary went from 220k to around 100k.
Young future potential stars like Mauldin, Frey and Acklin and Beverette will command more money .
Simoni and Van Zeyl are getting older and likely in decline. Van Zeyl is way overpaid at over 200 k and Simoni is likely pushing 200k
Masoli has had an extra full year to rehab and recover from his knee injury which could interest Toronto or Ottawa to offer him more money.
I could see us losing Dean for sure and Levels. I could see us not signing Van Zehl and Rico Murray due to age and big salary.
Hopefully we can sign J'Gared Davis, and Bralon Addison and maybe Lirum all of which failed to stick with an NFL team.
They may let Dean go and give Frey a shot at MLB.
We may sign Revenburg and move him to tackle. To replace Van Zeyl. Gibbon could take the guard spot.
They may release Breaux because he make 220 k or so and they have many good db's like Rolle, Williams, that could start at corner.
Since the Grey Cup is in Hamilton, I expect the cats to pay to the cap ceiling if not higher to increase the chances of them playing in and winning the Grey Cup.
Other teams may pay to the bottom of the Cap saving 700k from 5.4 million to 4.7 million