Originally Posted by FCardelle
I think that this is because of the soft cap. When a team is over the cap, it can only resign its own players, even if they are old and overpaid.
A team over the cap can resign it's own players, or get a midlevel player at roughly 5.8M, which as they pointed out, can amount to up to 37M over the course of 5 years. or they can trade for players that put them more over the cap. So yeah they do have some options.