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2010 Free Agency: The "Final 8" rule

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Old 01-04-2010, 08:53 AM   #1
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2010 Free Agency: The "Final 8" rule

Just thought this would be a good thread to post, since I'm sure this question will surface eleventy-billion times this off-season...

"Final 8" rule in 2010.

The rule will restrict the final eight teams in the playoffs from signing free agents. The final four teams shall not be permitted to negotiate and sign any unrestricted free agent to a player contract except for players who acquired their status by being cut or were on the final four team when their contract expired.

Playoff teams five thru eight get a break to sign one player with a salary of $4,925,000 or more and any number of players with a first-year salary of no more than $3,275,000 and an annual increase of no more than 30 percent in the following years.

There is a mechanism to permit the final eight teams to sign an unrestricted free agent for each one of their own unrestricted free agents who sign with another club as long as they don't spend more than what their own lost player received from his new club.

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Hopefully the final 4 rule will apply to us.
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:01 AM   #2
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Re: 2010 Free Agency: The "Final 8" rule

strange rule but it makes sense

unfortunately we need some help this offseason and i hope we can sign a FA that gets cut cuz we are going to need it
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yer we definetly need more depth, perhaps at DT, however let us not forget that we have 2 2009 draft picks returning from injury in chip vaughn and stanley arnoux, they looked pretty good at wake forest
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Re: 2010 Free Agency: The "Final 8" rule

Just thought this would be a good thread to post, since I'm sure this question will surface eleventy-billion times this off-season...
Book it Danno, I meant pin it Danno
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