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2006 NFL Free Agents!

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; QB†ƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€ÂžÃ‚¢s 2)David Carr Hou RB 14)Najeh Davenport GB 23)LaBrandon Toefield Jax 28)Rock Cartwright Was None of them would be bad back ups FB†ƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€ÂžÃ‚¢s I love Karney, I just think he will be awesome. WR†ƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€ÂžÃ‚¢s 6)Antwaan Randle El ...

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Old 01-25-2006, 09:56 AM   #11
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Re: 2006 NFL Free Agents!

QB†ƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€ÂžÃ‚¢s
2)David Carr Hou
RB
14)Najeh Davenport GB
23)LaBrandon Toefield Jax
28)Rock Cartwright Was
None of them would be bad back ups


FB†ƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€ÂžÃ‚¢s
I love Karney, I just think he will be awesome.
WR†ƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€ÂžÃ‚¢s

6)Antwaan Randle El Pit
8)Joe Jurevicius Sea
9)Peter Warrick Sea
10)Jabar Gaffney Hou

1)Brandon Lloyd SF

TE†ƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€ÂžÃ‚¢s

6)Dan Campbell Dal


Câ€à ƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€ÂžÃ‚¢s

1)LeCharles Bentley NO
OG†ƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€ÂžÃ‚¢s

1)Steve Hutchinson Sea
4)Montrae Holland NO


OT†ƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€ÂžÃ‚¢s

6)L.J. Shelton
7)Ephraim Salaam Jax
7)Kevin Shaffner Atl
8)Kevin Barry GB
DT†ƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€ÂžÃ‚¢s


8)Chris Hovan TB

DE†ƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€ÂžÃ‚¢s

1)Robert Mathis Ind


MLB

OLB†™s

1)Julian Peterson SF
2)Akin Ayodele Jax
4)Will Witherspoon Car
CB†ƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€ÂžÃ‚¢s
1)Nate Clements Buf
3)Deshea Townsend Pit
6)Jerry Azumah Chi
9)Brian Williams Min
16)Fakhir Brown NO
17)Will Allen NYG



Plus Venitari or Vanderjagt
I would love to see at least three of these player, hopefully more.
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Old 01-25-2006, 11:08 AM   #12
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If one of you has a moment, please explain to me what "restricted" and "unrestricted" means.


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Old 01-25-2006, 12:30 PM   #13
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Unrestricted veteran free agents are players who have completed four or more accrued seasons of service and whose contracts have expired. They are free to sign with any club through July 22 (or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later). On July 23, their exclusive rights will revert to their original club if that club made a June 1 tender to these players. Teams will have until the 10th week of the season (Nov. 15) to sign their unrestricted veteran free agents to whom a tender was made on June 1. If the player does not sign by Nov. 15, he must continue to sit out the remainder of the season. If a June 1 tender is not made to an unrestricted free agent, he continues to be free to sign with any club.

Restricted free agents are players who have completed three accrued seasons of service and whose contracts have expired. They have received qualifying offers from their old clubs and are free to negotiate with any club until April 15, at which time their rights revert to their original club. If a player accepts an offer from a new club, the old club will have the right to match the offer and retain the player. If the old club elects not to match the offer, it may receive draft-choice compensation depending on the level of the qualifying offer made to the player.

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Old 01-25-2006, 12:34 PM   #14
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Need an example of what restricted free agency can do for you, look at the Cowboys and Galloway, when they signed him away from Seattle. They had to, inturn, give up two first rounders for him. They haven't signed a restricted free agent since.....
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2005 NFL Free Agency Q & A

Q -- What are the categories of free agency?

A -- Players are either "restricted" or "unrestricted" free agents. Within the categories are also "transition" and "franchise" players.

Q -- What is the time period for free agency signings this year?

A -- For restricted free agents, from March 2 to April 15; for unrestricted free agents and transition players, from March 2 to July 22 (or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later); and for franchise players, from March 2 through the 10th week of the season (November 15).

Q -- What is the difference between a restricted free agent and an unrestricted free agent?

A -- Players become restricted free agents when they complete three accrued seasons and their contract expires. Unrestricted free agents have completed four or more accrued seasons with an expired contract.

Q -- What constitutes an "accrued season?"

A -- Six or more regular-season games on a club's active/inactive, reserved-injured or "physically unable to perform" lists.

Q -- Other than accrued seasons, what determines a restricted free agent?

A -- He has received a "qualifying" offer (a salary level predetermined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the league and its players) from his old club. He can negotiate with any club through April 15. If the restricted free agent accepts an offer sheet from a new club, his old club can match the offer and retain him because it has the "right of first refusal." If the old club does not match the offer, it can possibly receive draft-choice compensation depending on the amount of its qualifying offer. If an offer sheet is not executed, the playerââ‚ ¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€ÂžÃ‚¢s rights revert to his old club on April 15.

Q -- What determines an unrestricted free agent?

A ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬à ¢â‚¬Å“ A player with four or more accrued seasons whose contract has expired. He is free to sign with any club, with no compensation owed to his old club, through July 22 (or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later). On July 23, his rights revert to his old club if it made a "tender" offer (110 percent of last year's salary) to him by June 1. His old club then has until the Tuesday after the 10th week of the season (November 15) to sign him. If he does not sign by November 15, he must sit out the season. If no tender is offered by June 1, the player can be signed by any club at any time throughout the season.

Q -- What determines a transition player?

A -- His club must offer a minimum of the average of the top 10 salaries of last season at the player's position or 120 percent of the player's previous year's salary, whichever is greater. A transition player designation gives the club a first-refusal right to match within seven days an offer sheet given to the player by another club after his contract expires. If the club matches, it retains the player. If it does not match, it receives no compensation.

Q -- What determines a franchise player?

A -- A club can designate one franchise player (or one transition player) in any given year. The salary level offer by a player's old club determines what type of franchise player he is. An "exclusive" franchise player -- not free to sign with another club -- is offered a minimum of the average of the top five salaries at the player's position as of April 15, or 120 percent of the player's previous year's salary, whichever is greater. If the player is offered a minimum of the average of the top five salaries of last season at his position, or 120 percent of the playerââ‚ ¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€ÂžÃ‚¢s previous yearâ₠™s salary, he becomes a ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬à …â€œnon-exclusiveÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šà ¬? franchise player and can negotiate with other clubs. His old club can match a new club's offer, or receive two first-round draft choices if it decides not to match.

Q -- Can a club decide to withdraw its franchise or transition designations on a player? If so, can it then use them on other players?

A -- A club can withdraw its franchise or transition designations and the player then automatically becomes an unrestricted free agent either immediately or when his contract expires. The club cannot name a new transition player (two allowed in 1993, one in 1994 and one in the final year of the CBA). It can name a new franchise player the next year. A club can, though, designate a transition player in lieu of a franchise player at any time.

Q ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬à ¢â‚¬Å“- What determines each teamâ₠™s salary cap? Is it always in effect?

A ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬à ¢â‚¬Å“ The salary cap is the maximum each club may spend on player salaries in a capped year. For 2005, that amounts to 65.5 percent of leaguewide ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬à …â€œDefined Gross RevenuesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šà ¬? (divided by 32 teams), made up of preseason, regular-season and postseason gate receipts and radio and television rights. The cap is in effect 365 days a year. From March 2 to the day before the season begins, a clubâ₠™s top 51 salaried players count towards the cap, plus pro-rated signing bonuses, incentives, etc., but not base salaries of other players on the roster up to 80. Thereafter, all salaries on a clubâ₠™s roster count towards the cap. The maximum salary cap for 2005 is $85,500,000 per club. The performance-based pay pool is an additional $2,481,000 per team. Player benefits are $13,359,000 per club above the salary cap number.

This is the first time in history that a sports league will average more than $100 million per team annually in player costs.

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