AJ:Flat salary cap challenges teams like Texans

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  1. Wolf

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    Tick...tick...tick...tick...

     
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    Everyone after Brisiel on that list won't be a major loss
     
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    Why didn't it go up?
     
  5. ChampionTexan

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    It's based on an agreed percentage of specifically defined revenues, so it's a pretty good assumption that those revenues didn't go up.

    Don't look for much next year either.
     
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    It didn't go up because they withheld certain programs last season to keep the cap at 120 million, those programs have been re-instated this season and the costs factored into the equation this time
     
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    Myers, Dreessen, Rackers, and Briesel (If Briesel is willing). Everyone else is pretty JAG (except Mario) and could walk if need be. Will still be able to sign a lot of those, IMO.

    Turk might need to be back due to Hartmanm being suspended early 2012 reg season.
     
  8. aj.

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    Because of an increase in player benefits and the return of the performance based pay system in 2011 which starts hitting the cap again this year.
     


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    I think retaining Dreesen will be an underrated thing.
     
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    A question I've not seem addressed anywhere. What happens if an NFL team goes over the cap? NBA has a much known luxury tax but I cannot recall NFL consequences being mentioned.
     
  11. Lucky

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    Will Dreessen really attract teams to offer a contract much bigger than his last one (3 years, $3.6 million)? He's a backup TE. A good backup TE. But, still a backup TE. He should do a backflip if he gets a 3 year, $5 million offer. I'd worry about the Skins, but they are already paying a couple of TEs big bucks.

    They can't go over the cap. They couldn't get a contract approved if it put the team over the cap. They also won't be able to participate in the draft unless they have the cap room allotted for their draft picks. A hard cap is just that...hard.
     
  12. XI CMURDER IX

    XI CMURDER IX Gig 'em

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    Forfeiture of draft picks, I think.
     
  13. badboy

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    Thanks, NFL has to agree on each deal; but what if Texans had resigned Foster and Mario 2 weeks ago but were unable to be below at deadline? Are those contracts nullified? I do realize that teams can cut players at last moment to get there.
     
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    I guess the commissioner could do that but never have I seen any rules or disciplinary measures. I think Lucky is right.
     
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    I think in that case contracts would be voided. Probably the most recent ones that took the team over the cap. It's never happened, to my knowledge.
     
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