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Nfl 2010/2011.

D1Willow

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^^ Opps, totally apologise, I got that completely wrong.
K, kinda got it right, kinda got it wrong. From SI.com

Q. What is the Final Eight Plan?

A. During the Final League Year, the eight clubs that make the Divisional Playoffs in the previous season have additional restrictions that limit their ability to sign unrestricted free agents from other clubs. In general, the four clubs participating in the championship games are limited in the number of free agents that they may sign; the limit is determined by the number of their own free agents signing with other clubs. They cannot sign any UFAs unless one of theirs is signed by another team.

For the four clubs that lost in the Divisional Playoffs, in addition to having the ability to sign free agents based on the number of their own free agents signing with other clubs, they may also sign players based on specific financial parameters. Those four only will be permitted to sign one unrestricted free agent for $5.5 million (estimated) or more in year one of the contract, plus the number of their UFAs who sign with another team. They also can sign any unrestricted free agents for less than $3.7 (estimated) million in year one of the contract with limitations on the per year increases.

In the case of all final eight teams, the first year salary of UFAs they sign to replace those lost cannot exceed the first year salary of the player lost with limitations on the per year increases.

Read More: NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement explained - NFL - SI.com

So playoff teams cannot sign Free Agents, until they loss some of their own. Kinda handcuffing them as they may not be able to offer top FAs a contract if 1 of their own have not taken off. As well, they have a cap on what they can offer money wise.

So Jets fans, don't be dreaming about landing any decent WRs this year.
 

g0nz0

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LT Released by the chargers

The San Diego Chargers released halfback LaDainian Tomlinson Monday afternoon, according to a source.


Tomlinson
Tomlinson played nine seasons in San Diego, but at the age of 30 and with declining numbers, Tomlinson has been anticipating his release for the past month.
Tomlinson rushed for 12,490 yards in nine seasons and rushed for 138 touchdowns during his career in San Diego. He caught 530 passes and scored 15 touchdowns through the air.
A former first-round pick, Tomlinson rushed for only 730 yards in 14 games last season and had a 3.3 yard- rushing average. He struggled on first down during the Chargers playoff loss to the New York Jets.
Still, the Tomlinson years were some of the best in Chargers history. Tomlinson immediately established himself as a star during a rookie season in 2001 when he rushed for 1,236 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. His ability to run, make big plays and score touchdowns helped allow quarterbacks Drew Brees and Philip Rivers to develop into Pro Bowl stars.
The Chargers reworked Tomlinson's contract last offseason to give him one more chance to re-establish himself as a top running back. He was scheduled to get a $2 million bonus in March and a $3 million base salary under the restructured contract.
At 30, Tomlinson will have to find a new team to restart his career.

my first guess would be seattle. but giving it some more thought, i wouldnt be surprised if dan snyder went after him.
 

kuba

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^^ no surprise there - the eagles are one of the best teams in the NFL who release a player a year early, vs a year late.

with McCoy looking better and better, and a great FB whose name escapes me, it's OK - they can use the room on something else.
 

Snapper

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After listening to yesterday's PTI, the NFL is thinking of changing the OT rules for playoffs effective this upcoming season. If they pass the rule change, a TD ends the game right away. After a field goal, the other team has a chance to either tie (FG) or win with a TD. The rule change is designed to offset the advantage of winning the coin toss and reward a high risk scoring tally.

I like it!
 

justin surdit

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Cromartie goes from the Chargers to the Jets for a 3rd round pick in 2011 that can be upgraded to a 2nd round dependent on his performance.

That's one bad ass secondary now in NY!!
 

kuba

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..yeah that's a pretty good deal (for both teams).

love the new potential OT rules, they will probably make them first in playoffs then regular season depending on feedback.
 

-Mercury-

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The NFL heads into an unpredictable free-agent signing period Friday.

Here we go.
Lions are First!! (to sign a free agent)
Nate Burleson. 5 yrs/25 mill

that's a big upgrade at WR#2.

they also added Corey Williams through a trade with the Browns, and are pushing hard to sign Vanden Bosch.
so far, so good.

[in Schwartz we trust]
 

Zorro

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Cromartie goes from the Chargers to the Jets for a 3rd round pick in 2011 that can be upgraded to a 2nd round dependent on his performance.

That's one bad ass secondary now in NY!!
Wow talk about the best defense getting better. Now there is NO place to move the ball on the Jets!

Now only if they could find away to get in on Boldin or Marshall and this team would be well on there way to being the beasts of the east and more.
 

Zorro

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Lions are First!! (to sign a free agent)
Nate Burleson. 5 yrs/25 mill

that's a big upgrade at WR#2.

they also added Corey Williams through a trade with the Browns, and are pushing hard to sign Vanden Bosch.
so far, so good.

[in Schwartz we trust]
They should now go after Jones, he just makes so much sense for the Lions.
 

moose-meat

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[in Schwartz we trust]

:) The best time of year for us Lions fans. Hope springs eternal.

Free agency and another high draft pick. Awesome.



Burleson should take some heat away from Megatron. So far , so good.

I hope and pray that St Louis takes Bradshaw.
 

moose-meat

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Coach Jim Schwartz got his man today when the Detroit Lions agreed to a four-year deal with defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch.


This should help.
Lions very busy with the free agents , may impact on how they draft.
 

Bernnie Federko

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DO NOT LIE TO ME JAY GLAZER


Updated Mar 5, 2010 3:42 PM ET
The Bears are on the verge of landing the biggest free agent prize of the year.

Chicago has agreed to terms with Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers, FOXSports.com has learned. However, there is a hold-up in the language of the contract, so this is not a done deal just yet.

Peppers was still taking his physical as of Friday afternoon, and he has to pass that before the deal can finalized.
 

justin surdit

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Bears have signed Chester Taylor as well, and they are going after Peppers, will still need a possession receiver and maybe some LB/secondary help....
 

justin surdit

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Also, WTF is with Brandon Marshall visiting Seattle as a potential sign, doesn't he know that the Seahawks are where good receivers go to wither and fade?
 

Musical Rush

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CHICAGO, (Reuters) - The Chicago Bears landed the prize of the NFL free agent market by signing five-times Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers on Friday.

Terms of the deal were not released but NFL.com said the contract was worth $79.8 million over six years, a deal that guarantees Peppers $40 million over the first three seasons.

"I’m excited to be here and looking forward to doing big things," Peppers told a news conference. "Getting to come to a place with a deep-rooted tradition in winning is a wonderful thing for me.

"It’s one thing to play football in this league and make a living. But it’s a totally different thing to come to a place with a great tradition and a rich football culture like the Bears."

Peppers, 30, has played his entire NFL career with the Carolina Panthers, who selected the North Carolina native with the second pick of the 2002 draft.

The 6-foot-7, 283-pound Peppers had 81 sacks during his eight years with the Panthers, including 10.5 last season.

"For our defense to be successful we have to be able to get pressure up front," said Bears head coach Lovie Smith. "I’m talking with the four-man rush first, and then of course the blitz, when we want to blitz.

"Being able to generate pressure from the front four is huge. Julius will help all of our players."

Chicago has not made the playoffs since reaching the Super Bowl following the 2006 season. Peppers is rated to pay immediate dividends for the Bears, who were 7-9 last season with a defense that ranked 17th in the 32-team league.

Chicago also signed running back Chester Taylor, an eight-year NFL veteran who played the last four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, and tight end Brandon Manumaleuna, a member of the San Diego Chargers in 2009.

The signings came on the opening day of the free agency signing period.

There will be no salary cap this season since the league and the players’ union were unable to agree on a new collective bargaining agreement.


Looks like Big Ben made the news again

Police investigate Roethlisberger in an alleged sexual assault in Georgia - 680News
 

Musical Rush

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There's a million signings going on and no talking?

Another player drafted by the Lions coming to Pittsburgh, OT Jonathan Scott, and Randel El is coming back, Larry Foote could be coming back. Boldin signing with the Ravens.
 
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