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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; NFL | Cap set at $94.5 million Wed, 1 Mar 2006 19:06:59 -0800 The Associated Press reports the NFL has set the salary cap for the 2006 season at $94.5 million. League owners will meet in New York on Thursday, ...

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Old 03-01-2006, 10:25 PM   #1
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NFL | Cap set at $94.5 million
Wed, 1 Mar 2006 19:06:59 -0800

The Associated Press reports the NFL has set the salary cap for the 2006 season at $94.5 million. League owners will meet in New York on Thursday, March 2, in an attempt to work out a new collective bargaining agreement. A new CBA could add anywhere from $10 million to $15 million to the salary cap. Teams also have an additional six hours to terminate contracts and request waivers on players. The original deadline was set for 4 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 2, but has now been pushed back to 10 p.m.

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http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2351271

Well, it looks like there's not going to even be talks about a new CBA. I think the owners are going to try to pressure the NFLPA into renegotiating by showing what happens without one. The players will be complaining to the union more and more as quality high paid players are cut.
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Old 03-02-2006, 10:14 AM   #3
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the players association is about to learn a big lesson.
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yeah, that lesson is how to pull a hockey players' association beat down. I'll bet the salary cap is lowered just to show who's boss. Those players make entirely too much money for what they do (or don't do).
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Old 03-02-2006, 12:57 PM   #5
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The Saints would be screwed without a salary cap. Unfair advantages for big spending teams like the Cowboys and Giants. We'd be the new KC Royals of football.
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I am not so sure they make entirely too much, they do make alot though, I think rookies make too much for darn sure...I don't think the players union should be getting 60% or more of the revenues of the NFL, this is and always should be the owners league....they put up the money, they take the risk, they make it happen...

If it wasn't for the owners and the league guys like Jake Plummer and Ben Roethlisberger would just look like homeless guys looking for some Maddog 20/20 or some Thunderbird...Ab would just be the Schizo guy with a crazy smile wiping your windshield with a baby diaper on the corner of Canal and Bourbon...Oh wait that will be happening on Friday morning...

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Old 03-02-2006, 01:05 PM   #7
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Like I said in another thread.... we would have the MLB syndrome right here in football. I would be so ROYALLY pissed if the Cowboys became the next Yankees.
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I am not so sure they make entirely too much, they do make alot though, I think rookies make too much for darn sure...I don't think the players union should be getting 60% or more of the revenues of the NFL, this is and always should be the owners league....they put up the money, they take the risk, they make it happen...

If it wasn't for the owners and the league guys like Jake Plummer and Ben Roethlisberger would just look like homeless guys looking for some Maddog 20/20 or some Thunderbird...Ab would just be the Schizo guy with a crazy smile wiping your windshield with a baby diaper on the corner of Canal and Bourbon...Oh wait that will be happening on Friday morning...

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Old 03-02-2006, 01:42 PM   #9
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Good point jrm, these players are playing a game for a living. They aren't having to wait tables or sit in a cubicle all day, they get to play football. And they get payed 1000X what a normal person gets paid. These guys don't deserve any more money. The owners should be the ones deciding. Maybe it's just because I hate unions, but I am playing the NFLPA for this right now.
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Old 03-02-2006, 02:27 PM   #10
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I think rookies make too much for darn sure
Two guys locally that I grew up with thier younger brothers were drafted and Played. Stores played special teams for the Jags and Benfatti Played for the jets. Both had short Careers due to injury, and I have to say they made a nice chunck a change in thier early twenties and alot more than most, but if it wasn't managed right they would be left with just nagging pains. The average rookie does make that much by comparison, and the average rookie does not last long in the NFL and usually has to live out the rest of thier life dealing with the work related injury.

The top end is where I have the issue. Yes these guys are superstars, but when you get into the realm of money that's being floated I can't be sustained, not in a small market.
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