N/S NFL hopes to curb wild spending by teams in uncapped 2010 season - Don Banks SI.com 10/22/09 (1 Viewer)

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NFL hopes to curb wild spending by teams in uncapped 2010 season
By Don Banks, SI.com
Posted: Thursday October 22, 2009 4:11PM

One byproduct of the looming labor showdown facing the NFL in the likely uncapped season of 2010 is the very real possibility that team general managers and contract negotiators will feel "a real sense of pressure coming down from the league on high'' to not have it result in a bonanza for next spring's free-agency class, a veteran club official told SI.com this week.

The veteran club official said he senses a growing league-wide mentality to encourage clubs to tread carefully in the uncapped year, with the clear understanding that profligate spending in free agency would only serve to work against the portrayal of the new and harsher financial realities the NFL hopes to convey to players union leadership during the pitched battle that will be the coming CBA negotiations.

"Something I've caught wind of lately is a real sense of pressure coming down from the league on high for teams not to go crazy next year, not only in the draft but in free agency,'' the veteran club official said. "To not be self-interested only, but to think about the league and the good of the league in an uncapped year. Don't go on a spending spree that won't help the league.

"I know for a fact that's been communicated to the teams, to try and keep things in line and not have a catastrophe for the league salary-wise.'
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I think the net result of an uncapped year won't be some mass bonanza of premium free agents signing massive contracts. Those free agents simply won't be available.

The more likely outcome is numerous teams which have put themselves in a financial bind taking the opportunity to "clean the books" with big time cuts of underperforming players (see: Redskins).
 

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Do not forget that Tom Benson also had the third highest payroll (only behind the perennial SB winning Niners and runner up Bills) the last uncapped year. He paid a lot to keep the Dome Patrol together despite being given the reputation as "cheap". I think he'll do the same for the '09 Saints.
 

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Do not forget that Tom Benson also had the third highest payroll (only behind the perennial SB winning Niners and runner up Bills) the last uncapped year. He paid a lot to keep the Dome Patrol together despite being given the reputation as "cheap". I think he'll do the same for the '09 Saints.

I doubt he's going to have to pay much more then what he's paying for the current roster.
 
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I think the net result of an uncapped year won't be some mass bonanza of premium free agents signing massive contracts. Those free agents simply won't be available.

The more likely outcome is numerous teams which have put themselves in a financial bind taking the opportunity to "clean the books" with big time cuts of underperforming players (see: Redskins).
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http://nflplayers.com/images/fck/NFL...20-%202012.pdf

Pages 130-133 of the document.

As I understand it guaranteed money that is left on player's contracts will come due in 2009 for 2010 and 2011 if 2010 is an uncapped year. Further, 50% of guaranteed money from 2012 and beyond will also come due in 2009.

Contracts will be limited to 30% increases in uncapped years in order to avoid teams loading contracts up in those years.

Not only that but many players who were scheduled to become unrestricted free agents such as Jamal Brown will be restricted free agents.

I don't think that the players will be signed to huge deals because of these rules.
 

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