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2011 could wind up being an uncapped year

Posted on: March 13, 2011 10:14 pm
Edited on: March 13, 2011 11:19 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

At some point in the near future, the NFL is going to establish some rules for doing business in 2011. That point could be fairly soon if the injunction request issued by players in their antitrust lawsuit is granted.

In that case, league-wide business would resume (not quite business as usual, but business nonetheless). Most importantly, free agency would begin.

Mark Maske of the Washington Post writes, “Sources from throughout the sport on both sides of the dispute said over the weekend that the system the league would enact at that point would be very likely to be the same system that was in effect last season, when there was no salary cap in the final year of the just-expired labor agreement between the NFL and the players’ union.”

The 2010 uncapped rules would mean no salary floor, as well. Players with expired contracts would need six years of NFL service in order to reach unrestricted free agency, which means a significantly dwindled free agent class. Each team would also have an extra transition tag (in addition to the one franchise tag and transition tag) and teams that reached the divisional round of the 2010 postseason would have limitation places on their ability to sign free agents.

Maske writes, “The reason that system would be used, sources said, is that it might have a better chance of withstanding an antitrust challenge by the players, given that the union previously agreed to those rules for an uncapped year in collective bargaining.”

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Oct 7, 2011
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Since: Jan 1, 2011
Posted on: March 15, 2011 5:29 am
 

2011 could wind up being an uncapped year

These players are so greedy. Being born tall and fast with great hands deserves millions and millions of dollars. Of course it does. They are so important to society as a whole. Scientists that cure cancer or doctors that save lives have nothing on an NFL football player. After all they can run fast and throw a ball really far. To hell with these premadonnas, lock 'em all out. I will gladly root for the scrubs if it comes down to it.




Since: Mar 14, 2011
Posted on: March 14, 2011 7:17 pm
 

2011 could wind up being an uncapped year

If players and owners can not agree on what to do with the money and we have an uncapped year. Than the fans of evey city needs to say enough teams want new staduims  build them yourself don't ask us to foot the bill we pay enough to watch spoild players. Maybe it is time to pay these over paid players a lot less and lower tickect prices



Since: Mar 14, 2011
Posted on: March 14, 2011 5:17 pm
 

2011 could wind up being an uncapped year

I say put a cap on the players salaries of $100k, most wouldn't make anywhere close to that if not be on welfare if it weren't for football.



Since: Feb 8, 2011
Posted on: March 14, 2011 1:59 pm
 

2011 could wind up being an uncapped year

If the owners did not want to come to this, why did they continue to raise salaries? Don't offer someone 20 million dollars per year and then complain because they accept it!



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: March 14, 2011 1:38 pm
 

2011 could wind up being an uncapped year

9 billion plus dollars and they can't hammer out an agreement. We as the fan are enabling this behavior. If we chose not to goto the games or watch them on TV then they may have a different view on this. Its sad that our society today is so hell bent on entertainment instead of fixing what is wrong. If this goes to frutation it will be a long time before I decide to shell out my hard earned cash to watch a bunch of milonaire cry babies in a piss match because they can't decide who should make more.

Here is a simple solution. All owner costs up front are recouped with a 10% profit. Then split the rest 50-50. Neither the owners or the players can survive without the other. How hard is this to accomplish?


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