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As if the off season is not long enough...

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Bruce, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Cheesehead

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    NFL hopes to run delay on 'season'

    By GARY MYERS - NY DAILY NEWS

    The NFL free agent market is scheduled to open March 3, but it could be pushed back until April 1 if there is enough progress made in the next couple of weeks in negotiations for an extension of the collective bargaining agreement.

    According to a source with knowledge of the talks, there have been advances in some areas since the Super Bowl ended 10 days ago that could lead to a delay in free agency. The NFL and the union still have a very long way to go, but the sense of urgency has intensified. The dance, for now, hasn't changed: One step forward, two steps back.

    The sides met yesterday in New York. "The only good news is there is a lot of talk," the source said last night. "That is usually a good sign. Both sides are feeling pressure to get it done within a reasonable time period."

    If the market opens without a CBA extension, it would make contract negotiations much more complicated. Signing bonuses can be prorated for only four years instead of what is usually a maximum of seven in the first year of a new CBA. With no extension, 2007 will be an uncapped year. As a result, the money in all new contracts, other than signing bonus, would be subject to the "30% rule" going into an uncapped year. That means if a player signs a deal for $1 million in base salary and roster and reporting bonuses in 2006, he can't get more than $300,000 (30%) increases in succeeding years.

    The biggest names scheduled to be unrestricted free agents are league MVP and rushing champion Shaun Alexander and Colts running back Edgerrin James.
     
  2. TOPackerFan

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    At least the scouting combine is next week. I've already got the PVR set up to record the workouts (I know, I need a hobby).
     
  3. calicheesehead

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    No hobby....just get out of the cold my man. It's been over 85 here for the last week.
     
  4. CaliforniaCheez

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    Another month of posting threads with guesses we know nothing about!!!

    This is not the solution. Human nature is to wait on a decision until it have to be made. What further study is needed?

    The only way to get these guys to move is to have deadlines and force decisions. Feeling the pain in free agency will help get their thoughts together.

    The biggest obstructionists are Jerry Jones and Bob McNair in Houston. McNair borrowed a lot of money to buy the team and needs money to pay off the loan. Jerry is just a selfish ________.

    They should not get to drag feet more.
     
  5. CaliforniaCheez

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    I got bad sunburn golfing this last weekend here in NorCal. It was only 75.
     
  6. TOPackerFan

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    You guys suck. My golf clubs are gathering dust right now.
     

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