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    CBA - what NO DEAL means

    ESPN.com: NFL

    Friday, March 3, 2006
    Updated: March 5, 12:29 AM ET
    Changes in CBA if no deal is reached

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    Here are some of the highlights of how the collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the players' union would change in 2006 and 2007 if the two sides are unable to reach an agreement on an extension to the current contract.

    2005

    • Salary cap: 65.5% of designated gross revenues
    • Unrestricted free agents: Must have four or more accrued seasons
    • Restricted free agents: Must have three accrued seasons
    • Franchise players: Each club may designate one
    • Transition players: Each club may designate one in lieu of a franchise player
    • Salary bonus proration: Maximum of five years
    • Unrestricted free agent signing restrictions: None
    • Benefits: Second career savings plan, supplemental disability, player annuity program, severance pay plan, tuition assistance plan
    • Minimum salaries: In effect




    2006

    • Salary cap: 64.5% of designated gross revenues
    • Unrestricted free agents: Must have four or more accrued seasons
    • Restricted free agents: Must have three accrued seasons
    • Franchise players: Each club may designate one
    • Transition players: Each club may designate one in lieu of a franchise player
    • Salary bonus proration: Maximum of four years
    • Unrestricted free agent signing restrictions: None
    • Benefits: Second career savings plan, supplemental disability, player annuity program, severance pay plan, tuition assistance plan
    • Minimum salaries: In effect with increase of $5,000 over 2005



    2007

    • Salary cap: None
    • Unrestricted free agents: Must have six or more accrued seasons
    • Restricted free agents: Must have three, four or five accrued seasons
    • Franchise players: Each club may designate one
    • Transition players: Each club may designate one in addition to a franchise player
    • Salary bonus proration: None
    • Unrestricted free agent signing restrictions: Final eight teams from 2006 have restricted ability to sign unrestricted free agents
    • Benefits: None (teams no longer contribute to second career savings plan, supplemental disability, player annuity program, severance pay plan, tuition assistance plan)
    • Minimum salaries: In effect; same as 2006

    The colored items are the biggies.
    ---Not allowing the Bonuses to be spread out means they hit the cap THAT YEAR.
    ---Letting the bottom feeding teams reap the free agents is like allowing only them to partake in a lottery.
    ---And the players are actually getting hurt by this, also. The owners don't have to divy up any money towards their insurance, *401k's* or walking money.
    Last edited by rcsodak; 03-05-2006 at 09:09 PM.
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    The fact that alot of players just lost their benefits (401k, etc.) is huge. (especially to the guys who make the minimum and aren't gonna play for 10 years).

    And the NFLPA is supposed to be looking out for the players.
    Last edited by Freestyle; 03-05-2006 at 09:12 PM.
    You've got to know when to sack em...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NASurfer
    The fact that alot of players just lost their benefits (401k, etc.) is huge.

    And the NFLPA is supposed to be looking out for the players.
    The greedy bassturds are looking toward the future.....


    ....that no-cap year (and following years ) means more money in their pockets.

    The problem with that, though, is how many teams are going to be able to compete, when the NY's/DAL's/SF's/WAS's/HOU's/CHI's of the world have more money to divy out.

    We could very well see a lockout by the owners, come '07.

    If the last NFL strike didn't do 'em in........this one could.

    Question:
    Who was the head of the NFLPA during the last strike?
    Who was the Commissioner?

    What was said after the last time?
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    FA postponed until 12:01 thursday

    Espn News just reported it. I'm kind of sick of them delaying it, just get something done or move on.
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    CBA Delayed again...

    http://espn.go.com/

    This is never going to end.

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    Who are the negotiators for the NFLPA?
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    This disgusts me... And this offseason blows... I wonder if we'll even have a season at all... To this point I really don't give a rats ass what happens

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    Who cares anymore... Really

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    NFL | Tagliabue to take latest proposal to league owners
    Sun, 5 Mar 2006 20:18:34 -0800

    ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports there will not be any further talks between the NFL Players Association and the NFL. However, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has agreed to take the latest proposal from the NFL Players Association and present it to the owners. It is believed the NFL owners will meet and vote on the proposal Tuesday, March 7.

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    I want to puke

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    Yea here is a link from fox sports (I'm hoping ESPN will post an actual article about it soon).

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/5383934

    I'm hoping that they just vote and whatever they come up with they stick to it and don't delay anymore.
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    While this delay is in place, the Broncos need to get Gerard Warren's deal done and re-structure Courtney Brown's contract. Ron Dayne, Mike Leach and Keith Burns get to wait a few more days.........in the mean time, it is imperative to get done what we can. It would be much better to act as if a new CBA won't be signed.......if a new CBA is signed, it would obviously be in every team's best interests, but Warren and Brown's deals can't be any more difficult than Matt Lepsis' deal was, IMO.

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    Does this feel like the movie "Groundhogs Day" to anyone else???


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    Quote Originally Posted by keithbishop
    While this delay is in place, the Broncos need to get Gerard Warren's deal done and re-structure Courtney Brown's contract. Ron Dayne, Mike Leach and Keith Burns get to wait a few more days.........in the mean time, it is imperative to get done what we can. It would be much better to act as if a new CBA won't be signed.......if a new CBA is signed, it would obviously be in every team's best interests, but Warren and Brown's deals can't be any more difficult than Matt Lepsis' deal was, IMO.
    We already re-signed Leach and Burns

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    Very true, all i can say is
    Good Job Gene, way to go there slick!
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