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Compensatory Compensation Free-Agency Deadline Is Tuesday

For several years in the NFL, June 1 was always the deadline for free-agency signings as it relates to how they are counted in the compensatory draft pick formula. That has now changed as the Competition Committee has now decided to move the date up several weeks. The new deadline…



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Free Agency Is Now Officially Under Way

Let the games begin. The new league year is now officially under way as the 4 PM bell sounds, which also means that the free agency period is officially open. No doubt several free agents are preparing to sign contracts as you read this, even though teams are not allowed…




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Welcome To Legal Tampering Season

It is now the eighth day of March in 2014, meaning that the beginning of free agency in the NFL is just three days away. That also means that NFL teams, beginning at noon, will be able to openly negotiate with certified player agents—or players who represent themselves—on contracts, though…


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Steelers’ Bold Play Sends A Message To Worilds: ‘We Want You’

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ decision to utilize the oft-forgotten transition tag on former free-agent-to-be outside linebacker Jason Worilds was a bold move that I believe is a demonstration that the team has the ability to afford to keep him under reasonable circumstances. The team has already begun the process of renegotiating,…


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Ruminations On The Future Of The Salary Cap

Mike Florio reported yesterday for Pro Football Talk that a source—who already predicted that the salary cap would exceed the originally projected amounts of $126.3, and subsequently $130 million—also believes that the salary cap figure will ultimately exceed the newly projected amount of $132 million. Perhaps significantly so, by a…