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ArlingtonTexan
12-31-2009, 12:43 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/31/the-212-players-who-wont-be-unrestricted-free-agents/#more

Cardinals (6): safety Hamza Abdullah, fullback Justin Green, guard Deuce Lutui, kicker Mike Nugent, receiver Jerheme Urban, nose tackle Gabe Watson.

Falcons (7): tackle Tyson Clabo, guard Harvey Dahl, safety Jamaal Fudge, punter Michael Koenen, running back Jerious Norwood, guard Quinn Ojinnaka, safety Charlie Peprah.

Ravens (10): guard Chris Chester, receiver Mark Clayton, kicker Billy Cundiff, punter Sam Koch, safety Dawan Landry, tackle Tony Moll, tight end Quinn Sypniewski, tackle Adam Terry, cornerback Fabian Washington, receiver Demetrius Williams.

Bills (6): linebacker Keith Ellison, quarterback Gibran Hamdan, guard Richie Incognito, tight end Joe Klopfenstein, safety George Wilson, safety Ashton Youboty.

Panthers (5): linebacker James Anderson, linebacker Thomas Davis, tight end Jeff King, cornerback Richard Marshall, tackle Rob Petitti.

Bears (5): defensive end Mark Anderson, safety Josh Bullocks, nose tackle Dusty Dvoracek, safety Danieal Manning, linebacker Jamar Williams.

Bengals (5): linebacker Abdul Hodge, linebacker Rashad Jeanty, linebacker Brandon Johnson, guard Evan Mathis, defensive end Frostee Rucker.

Browns (7): safety Abram Elam, linebacker Arnold Harrison, running back Jerome Harrison, linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, safety Brodney Pool, linebacker Matt Roth, fullback Lawrence Vickers.

Cowboys (12): receiver Miles Austin, defensive end Stephen Bowen, cornerback Cletis Gordon, defensive end Jason Hatcher, receiver Sam Hurd, tackle Pat McQuistan, center Duke Preston, guard Cory Procter, safety Gerald Sensabaugh, defensive end Marcus Spears, safety Pat Watkins, kicker Shaun Suisham.

Broncos (13): defensive end Elvis Dumervil, guard Chris Kuper, receiver Brandon Marshall, quarterback Kyle Orton, tight end Tony Scheffler, defensive end Le Kevin Smith, safety Daniel Bullocks, center Dylan Gandy, defensive end Jason Hunter, receiver Adam Jennings, guard Daniel Loper, safety Ko Simpson, linebacker Cody Spencer,

Packers (8): safety Atari Bigby, cornerback Will Blackmon, guard Daryn Colledge, safety Nick Collins, defensive end Johnny Jolly, fullback John Kuhn, safety Derrick Martin, center Jason Spitz.

Texans (7): safety John Busing, tackle Rashad Butler, tight end Owen Daniels, runing back Ryan Moats, safety Bernard Pollard, linebacker DeMeco Ryans, center Chris White.

Colts (9): receiver Hank Baskett, safety Antoine Bethea, safety Aaron Francisco, linebacker Tyjaun Hagler, cornerback Marlin Jackson, cornerback Tim Jennings, tackle Charlie Johnson, linebacker Freddy Keiaho, cornerback T.J. Rushing.

Jaguars (3): linebacker Clint Ingram, defensive tackle Montavious Stanley, receiver Troy Williamson.

Chiefs (6): quarterback Brodie Croyle, linebacker Derrick Johnson, linebacker Corey Mays, center Rudy Niswanger, tackle Ryan O'Callaghan, safety Jarrad Page.

Dolphins (2): running back Ronnie Brown, tight end Anthony Fasano.

Vikings (6): tackle Ryan Cook, defensive end Ray Edwards, defensive tackle Fred Evans, quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, cornerback Karl Paymah, fullback Naufahu Tahi.

Patriots (3): kicker Stephen Gostkowski, guard Logan Mankins, linebacker Pierre Woods.

Saints (11): running back Mike Bell, tackle Jammal Brown, guard Jahri Evans, defensive tackle Tony Hargrove, safety Roman Harper, safety Herana-Daze Jones, receiver Lance Moore, receiver Courtney Roby, tackle Zach Strief, tight end David Thomas, cornerback Leigh Torrence.

Giants (9): linebacker Chase Blackburn, guard Kevin Boothe, safety C.C. Brown, nose tackle Barry Cofield, cornerback Kevin Dockery, receiver Derek Hagan, receiver Sinorice Moss, tackle Guy Whimper, linebacker Gerris Wilkinson.

Jets (8): quarterback Kellen Clemens, cornerback Drew Coleman, receiver Braylon Edwards, nose tackle Howard Green, tackle Wayne Hunter, receiver Brad Smith, safety Eric Smith, running back Leon Washington.

Raiders (7): linebacker Jon Alston, tackle Khalif Barnes, linebacker Ricky Brown, quarterback Charlie Frye, linebacker Thomas Howard, linebacker Kirk Morrison, cornerback Stanford Routt.

Eagles (8): receiver Jason Avant, center Nick Cole, linebacker Omar Gaither, linebacker Chris Gocong, cornerback Ellis Hobbs, guard Max Jean-Gilles, tight end Alex Smith, fullback Leonard Weaver.

Steelers (1): tackle Willie Colon.

Chargers (11): linebacker Tim Dobbins, receiver Malcom Floyd, defensive tackle Antonio Garay, center Eric Ghiaciuc, linebacker Marques Harris, receiver Vincent Jackson, defensive end Travis Johnson, tackle Marcus McNeill, linebacker Shawne Merriman, running back Darren Sproles, quarterback Charlie Whitehurst.

Seahawks (5): linebacker Lance Laury, punter Jon Ryan, guard Rob Sims, center Chris Spencer, defensive end Darryl Tapp.

49ers (3): guard David Baas, linebacker Ahmad Brooks, cornerback Marcus Hudson.

Rams (7): defensive end Victor Adeyanju, safety Oshiomogho Atogwe, tackle Alex Barron, running back Sam Gado, defensive tackle Gary Gibson, receiver Ruvell Martin, guard Mark Setterstrom.

Buccaneers (9): receiver Mark Bradley, receiver Brian Clark, linebacker Matt McCoy, tackle Donald Penn, linebacker Barrett Ruud, receiver Maurice Stovall, tackle Jeremy Trueblood, running back Carnell Williams, linebacker Rod Wilson.

Titans (6): defensive end Dave Ball, defensive tackle Tony Brown, tight end Bo Scaife, linebacker Stephen Tulloch, defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson, running back LenDale White.

Redskins (7): quarterback Jason Campbell, safety Reed Doughty, defensive tackle Kedric Golston, linebacker Rocky McIntosh, defensive tackle Anthony Montgomery, center Will Montgomery, cornerback Carlos Rogers.

ArlingtonTexan
12-31-2009, 12:51 PM
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/316844-nfl-teams-and-players-will-suffer-in-an-uncapped-2010

Why the uncapped year sucks for players and really limits movement.

ArlingtonTexan
12-31-2009, 12:53 PM
http://www.footballsfuture.com/freeagents.html

Full free agent listing by position.

badboy
12-31-2009, 12:55 PM
This is a tactic by owners to force the players association to change the rookie salary and to lower the players cut of the profits. I read that the new head of assoc is willing to negotiate the rookie money.

ArlingtonTexan
12-31-2009, 12:56 PM
http://www.kffl.com/static/nfl/features/freeagents/fa.php?option=By+Team&y=2010

Listing by team

ArlingtonTexan
12-31-2009, 01:02 PM
I will try to update as more official lists come out.

ObsiWan
01-02-2010, 04:07 PM
This is a tactic by owners to force the players association to change the rookie salary and to lower the players cut of the profits. I read that the new head of assoc is willing to negotiate the rookie money.

don't you think that a reasonable rookie salary scale is in order. the current rookie salary situ - at least for top ten picks - is really nuts. it has deterred people from trading into the top of the first round, IMO.

Farough
01-03-2010, 10:38 PM
From the looks of it the Chargers would really have a better chance to keep more talent on their team then anyone else from this.

Goldensilence
01-03-2010, 10:53 PM
This is a tactic by owners to force the players association to change the rookie salary and to lower the players cut of the profits. I read that the new head of assoc is willing to negotiate the rookie money.

IMO If they just got the top 20 picks under control they'd be fine. I don't mind vets who have undergone everything and earned a big contract. ?What I do have a problem with is top 10 rookies getting paid higher than those vets without having stepped on the pro field and prove they have earned it.

I mean not that Al doesn't deserve it, but Raiders fans have been hamstringed by Russell bloated contract and atrocious play on the field.

GuerillaBlack
01-04-2010, 08:41 AM
The NFL needs to take the NBA approach with rookies.

ArlingtonTexan
01-05-2010, 03:24 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d81423860&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

www.nfl.com Unrestricted Free agent list

ArlingtonTexan
02-11-2010, 11:17 AM
Restricted Free Tags slightly different for 4th and 5th year players

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/02/11/2010-restricted-free-agent-tags/

Four years of experience

Original pick compensation: $1.176 million

Second round tender: $1.759 million

First round tender: $2.521 million

First and third tender: $3.168 million

Five years of NFL experience

Original pick compensation: $1.226 million

Second round tender: $1.809 million

First round tender: $2.621 million

First and third round tender: $3.268 million

ArlingtonTexan
02-12-2010, 06:41 AM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Free-agency-101-and-other-important-dates.html

as free agency nears, we have some important dates and deadlines that clubs must adhere to. To help you stay tuned in and educated to the process, the National Football Post will try to help you understand how everything works.

Important dates:

Today: First day clubs can designate franchise or transition players for 2010.


AP
Will Dunta Robinson be tagged by the Texans?
Franchise player – Each club will be allowed to designate one player per year as a franchise player who otherwise would be an unrestricted or restricted free agent. The club must tender a one-year contract in the amount that averages the top five highest-paid players from the previous year at the same position. Or, 120 percent of his prior year salary, whichever is greater.

Transition player – Each club can designate a transition player, which would required a one-year contract tendered in the amount that averages the top 10 highest-paid players at the same position. Or, 120 percent of player’s prior year salary, whichever is greater. The transition tag can be removed at any time by club, thus giving the player the right to sign with any other club.

Feb. 24: National Scouting Combine begins in Indianapolis, where the top college prospects gather to be measured, timed, watched, tested, examined (medical physicals), interviewed and quizzed by NFL personnel. However, behind the scenes, the market for free agents begins taking shape with talks among agents, salary cap managers and GMs. The combine concludes on March 2.

Feb. 26: NFL Players Association contract advisers’ (aka agents) seminar in Indianapolis. The top agents will attend this mandatory meeting and receive an update from union leaders. Since reporters sit outside the door of this meeting hawking reps for information, nothing of substance will be said. However, many sub-meetings may take place between the union and top agents.

March 4: Deadline for clubs to exercise options for 2010. Expiration date for all 2009 club contracts. Deadline for clubs to submit qualifying offers to restricted free agents. Deadline for clubs to submit minimum salary offers to exclusive free agents.

March 5: Free-agent period begins. Trading period begins for 2010.

March 12-19: NFLPA annual board of player reps meeting in Hawaii. This will be one of the most important meetings in the history of the players’ union.

March 15: Clubs may begin voluntary offseason workouts. Back to work for the players.


AP
Giants co-owner John Mara
March 21-24: Annual owners meeting in Orlando. Expect several powerful but collective statements to come out of this meeting directed at the players (but wrapped for the fans).

April 15: Deadline for signing and submitting offer sheets to restricted free agents. This is unchartered territory because of the uncapped year that will most likely be in place. I don’t believe there will be more action than usual, but keep an eye on the Cowboys, Redskins, Seahawks and Packers making some surgical offers.

April 21: Deadline for clubs to match offer sheets to restricted free agents. I doubt we’ll see any matches take place.

May 23: NFL owners’ spring meeting in Dallas. I believe this is where owners will start formulating some serious and definitive goals, limitations and standards for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

June 1: Deadline for restricted and unrestricted free agents. If there are no offers, players will be back with their old clubs.

June 15: Deadline for restricted free agents to accept qualifying offers, if higher than 110 percent of the previous year’s salary.

July 15: Any club designating a franchise player will have until this date to sign a player to a multi-year contract or extension.

July 22: Signing period ends for unrestricted free agents to whom June 1 tender was made by old club and for transition and franchise players.

With an uncapped year in place, there could be some increased activity by wealthier clubs on smaller market clubs. Also, I’m hearing the free-agent market is not as strong as previous years, and look for older players to get low-balled and slow-played for their services.

infantrycak
02-12-2010, 09:08 AM
Don't remember where I heard or read it but they said over 200 players will be RFAs this year instead of UFAs because of this. Huge. Don't expect much movement other than folks dumping underachieving contracts.

HOU-TEX
02-12-2010, 09:50 AM
Don't remember where I heard or read it but they said over 200 players will be RFAs this year instead of UFAs because of this. Huge. Don't expect much movement other than folks dumping underachieving contracts.

Agreed. I've been saying it for a couple few weeks now that the FA will be slim-pickings.

There might be a few more trades going on than usual. Other than that, this FA season's going to suck for the fans that follow as close as most of us do. Phooey!

ArlingtonTexan
02-12-2010, 12:50 PM
Don't remember where I heard or read it but they said over 200 players will be RFAs this year instead of UFAs because of this. Huge. Don't expect much movement other than folks dumping underachieving contracts.

The guys listed in post 1 are the four & five year who would normally be on market

ArlingtonTexan
02-19-2010, 01:45 PM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2010-Unrestricted-Free-Agents-Offense.html

Offensive Unrestricted free agents

ArlingtonTexan
02-19-2010, 01:46 PM
Defensive unrestricted free agents

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2010-Unrestricted-Free-Agents-Defense.html

badboy
02-19-2010, 02:09 PM
don't you think that a reasonable rookie salary scale is in order. the current rookie salary situ - at least for top ten picks - is really nuts. it has deterred people from trading into the top of the first round, IMO.Yes, I agree 100%. Having said that, do you control the spending or do you demand the light company not charge you so much because you like to leave the air conditioner on in July and keep the windows open?

badboy
02-19-2010, 02:13 PM
IMO If they just got the top 20 picks under control they'd be fine. I don't mind vets who have undergone everything and earned a big contract. ?What I do have a problem with is top 10 rookies getting paid higher than those vets without having stepped on the pro field and prove they have earned it.

I mean not that Al doesn't deserve it, but Raiders fans have been hamstringed by Russell bloated contract and atrocious play on the field.Who allowed the CBA to set the player rookies up? The owners. Who gave the players such a high percentage of the gate? Ditto. Please pull my snout from the slop trough cause I just might gorge myself to death.:devilpig:

ArlingtonTexan
02-23-2010, 01:40 PM
http://startelegramsports.typepad.com/cowboys/2010/02/just-chill-nflpa-director-demaurice-smith-proposes-continuation-of-current-system-for-a-year-while-b.html




In a memorandum to players and agents on Tuesday, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith expressed doubt about an agreement on a CBA extension being reached before the March 5 deadline. The memorandum, obtained by the Star-Telegram, also states that the NFLPA's latest offer included a proposal to continue the current cap system for another season to provide more time to reach a deal.

That last concession was out of sensitivity to the scores of players like Cowboys receiver Miles Austin who will be restricted free agents instead of unrestricted agents, and thus stand to lose millions of dollars since unrestricted free agency in an uncapped year increases from four to six accrued seasons.

Remember, in a normal year, Austin could capitalize off his breakout season as an unrestricted free agent with a big-money contract either from the Cowboys or a team on the open market. He could at least get a contract in the same ball park as fellow Cowboys receiver Roy Williams ($45 million over five years), who happens to be the No. 2 receiver behind Austin.

But as of now Austin will have to settle for the hightest restricted free-agent tender of $3.1 million.

Here is the memo -- or shall I take a cue from Jerry Maguire and say mission statement -- from Smith:



MEMORANDUM

To: NFL Players and Contract Advisors

From: DeMaurice Smith

Date: February 23, 2010

Subject: CBA Negotiations/Restricted Free Agency

As we quickly approach the beginning of the uncapped year, I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the NFLPA’s efforts to reach agreement on an extension of the CBA before the beginning of the uncapped year on March 5, 2010. It is our view that obtaining an extension to the CBA prior to the uncapped year is in the best interest of both the players and the owners. However, the terms of any CBA extension must allow for players to get their fair share of NFL revenues while at the same time address the owner’s issues in such a way as to allow them to continue to grow the game of football. All of the NFLPA’s proposals have been crafted with that in mind. The Player Representatives have also been advised of the NFL’s request that players take a pay cut that would move players back to the 1980’s in terms of their share of NFL revenues.

CBA Bargaining

There have been 12 general bargaining sessions with the NFL discussing issues relating to the proposed terms of a new CBA. Comprehensive written proposals and counter proposals have been presented to meaningfully address issues such as the overall player cost/free agency system, revenue sharing, rookie salaries, forfeiture clauses in player contracts, and off-season/pre-season work rules. In addition to NFLPA staff and outside counsel, NFLPA player leadership has been present at all of the sessions. Players attending at least one session include NFLPA President Kevin Mawae, Mark Bruener, Kevin Carter, Tony Richardson, Domonique Foxworth, Chester Pitts, Sean O’Hara, Jay Feely, Pete Kendall and Donovin Darius. These players have contributed valuable insight and perspective in support of NFLPA positions at the bargaining table.
On the NFL side, owner representatives in attendance have included John Mara (New York Giants), Mark Murphy (Green Bay Packers), Robert Kraft (New England Patriots), and Ozzie Newsome (Baltimore Ravens). The most recent session was held on February 6, 2010, just prior the Super Bowl, and was attended by the NFL Management Council’s Executive Committee, which is comprised of 10 owners, and chaired by Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.

In addition to the general bargaining sessions, six sub-committees were created to address very specific areas of the CBA. Those sub-committees are as follows: Benefits, Drug Policies, Grievance Procedures, Working Conditions, Injury Data and Licensing/Intellectual Property Rights. The NFLPA has prepared detailed written proposals for each of the areas addressed by these sub-committees and each committee has held no less than three meetings to discuss their respective proposals.

In total, we have held more than 30 overall bargaining sessions with the NFL in the past six months. And while we have made progress in some areas, we continue to have significant

disagreement with the NFL over their desire to have players take an 18% reduction in their share of revenues given the NFL’s failure to provide meaningful financial data to support the assertion that their costs have increased significantly since the capped system was put into place in 1993. Their demand that the players take such an historic pay cut is even more disturbing given the NFL’s continuing economic growth despite the worst recession in recent history.

The NFL has made it clear that the league and its clubs remain profitable. There has not been any statement, affirmative or suggested, by the NFL that any team is losing money. Moreover, the league has rejected any offer to discuss their profit margins, team profitability or any of their teams’ individual financial statements.

Players have always been willing to create incentives for NFL owners to develop new revenue streams for their clubs. The G-3 program contained in the existing CBA which provides salary cap credits for new stadiums provides a good example of our commitment to this philosophy. Our current proposal would allow NFL clubs to obtain substantially increased deductions for costs incurred to generate new revenue streams.

Another general bargaining session is scheduled for Thursday, February 25, 2010, at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

Uncapped Year

While we are doing all that we can to reach a fair agreement with the NFL before the start of the 2010 league year, it appears likely that no new CBA will be reached and the 2010 season will be uncapped. For some players this means that they will be Restricted Free Agents instead of Unrestricted Free Agents since unrestricted free agency in the uncapped year increases from four (4) to six (6) Accrued Seasons. We are sensitive to the impact that this change in the free agency rules will have on these players. Because of this, our most recent proposal to the NFL contains an offer to continue the current capped system for an additional year which would allow the parties ample time to complete work on a long-term CBA.
The NFLPA just recently won a Special Master decision against the NFL and its clubs which will force the high revenue clubs to share millions of additional dollars with the low revenue, small market clubs during the 2010 season. The decision to pursue this action was based upon our belief that we had to make more money available to sign players in the uncapped year.

Remember also that the uncapped year provides just that -- no cap or limit on the amount of money a club may spend on player salaries. The last time there was an uncapped season in the NFL was in 1993, and in that season clubs spent collectively over 70% of league revenue on player costs. While we cannot predict what will happen in 2010, we suspect that it will be dependent on the individual player and team. Given the projected increases in NFL revenues for 2010, more money should be available for player salaries than ever before. In addition, keep in mind that each NFL club will be saving approximately $10 million in benefit costs as a result of their not having to fund certain benefits in the uncapped year. That money can and should be used for player salaries.

For those players negotiating new contracts in 2010, please keep the NFLPA updated on the status of your negotiations as it will allow us to be informed of the trends in the market for player services. With that information, we can then help all players maximize their ability to get the best contracts possible. In the meantime, the NFLPA will continue its efforts to reach agreement with the league on a new CBA.

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