I'm referring to releasing them without any pay out which is definitely a possibility with sualli.So we blow a few hundred thousand on the 2024 salary cap to release Suaalli, which leave us $0 as a result to add to squad depth? Makes zero sense. Also have a look at how long some of our top line three quarters have spent out injured over the last 3 seasons.
Tupou has only managed 1 season in a 3 year period to play all games.
Billy Smith? Has managed only 1 season out of 4 to play more than 7 games in a season, and that was this season with 15.
Manu has missed a game or two over each of the last 3 seasoins I believe.
Suaalii only managed 5 games his first year prior to injury. Played 19 last yerar and only 21 this year.
Even Teddy has missed a few games.
Add in injuries to Kearry and we need all the depoth and quality we can get. You cannot expect that injuries will not happen, nor that we won't get any that will be long term. Its one thing to rely on a Momo or Pauga for a game or two, another for 7-10 matches especially if that incluyeds a finals run.
Also you keep going onm about creating cap space. Releasing Crichton and Suaalii will require a payout fo sdome sort. If it winds up being the full contract payment, which they could demand and the Roosters would have no leg to stand on legally if the player demanded that, then it will not create any cap space for 2024. It is payout players to leave early which has gotten clubs like the Bulldogs, Manly and the Wests Tigers into such trouble - they've been paying for players at other clubs for years.