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Sure-Oz
03-05-2006, 05:10 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/5383934
NFL pushes back free agency deadline
Jay Glazer / FOXSports.com
Posted: 7 minutes ago

With the NFL on the verge of having to release players to get under the salary cap if no CBA is agreed upon, the league and union have once again decided to push back the deadline, sources have told FOXSports.com.

The league's free-agent market is currently scheduled to begin at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow morning. Teams had been under the pretense that if they were going to release players to get under the $94.5 million salary cap it had to be done by 6 p.m.
The league, however, has notified teams that this deadline has now been pushed back to 10 p.m. Obviously, the two sides must feel they are making progress by making this shift.

VonneMarie
03-05-2006, 05:17 PM
Good God. :rolleyes:

Sure-Oz
03-05-2006, 05:29 PM
Good God. :rolleyes:
id rather have them push it back than not settle and we are SOL for free agency

cdcox
03-05-2006, 05:34 PM
This is a very good sign that they think 4 hrs will make a difference, obviously.

chefsos
03-05-2006, 05:44 PM
WTF :shake:

Now FOX quotes Chris Landry as saying the talks have broken off. Again.

Coach
03-05-2006, 05:46 PM
WTF :shake:

Now FOX quotes Chris Landry as saying the talks have broken off. Again.

ESPN also reports the same thing.

Mile High Mania
03-05-2006, 05:46 PM
I think they're just dicking around with it being Oscar night...

"The Oscar for biggest tease of the year... the NFL and NFLPA CBA Discussions"

4th and Long
03-05-2006, 05:51 PM
I think they're just dicking around with it being Oscar night...

"The Oscar for biggest tease of the year... the NFL and NFLPA CBA Discussions"
Everything I read yesterday and this morning indicated that they were miles apart and some issues had not even been discussed yet. If they get this done before the deadline, I will be amazed.

VonneMarie
03-05-2006, 05:59 PM
Shit, talks have broken off again. :(

Sure-Oz
03-05-2006, 06:07 PM
Greedy ****ers, this sounds like baseball

Fruit Ninja
03-05-2006, 06:09 PM
Greedy ****ers, this sounds like baseballits exactly what it will turn into. This is bad bad bad.

VonneMarie
03-05-2006, 06:12 PM
Bloody Sunday...


You stupid f#ckers! :cuss:

Bob Dole
03-05-2006, 06:12 PM
Three cheers for the player's union!

Morons.

Mr. Laz
03-05-2006, 06:14 PM
id rather have them push it back than not settle and we are SOL for free agency
doesn't really matter ... does it


if we are SOL then so is everyone else


it's balanced irregardless


as long as they reach an agreement before next year.

tk13
03-05-2006, 06:19 PM
Yeah... I mean really there's still a whole year to fix this before we go uncapped. We'll still have a salary cap and equal footing this year, just a lower cap. The biggest problem is that we aren't going to have any money for free agency and it forces more cuts.

tk13
03-05-2006, 06:30 PM
Just had a statement from Gene Upshaw on SportsCenter... said that when they went back to negotiating after extending this deadline, the NFL offered them a worse offer than they had been working on previously, so the NFLPA guys just ended things there and walked away.

Sounds like that could be it for the negotations.

andoman
03-05-2006, 06:59 PM
doesn't really matter ... does it


if we are SOL then so is everyone else


it's balanced irregardless


as long as they reach an agreement before next year.

I would think this is a big bonus to the teams that are comfortably under the cap already. Lots of big name talent and they've got money to spend.

Mr. Laz
03-05-2006, 07:02 PM
I would think this is a big bonus to the teams that are comfortably under the cap already. Lots of big name talent and they've got money to spend.

well then it's our own dam fault for not managing the cap as well as the other teams then isn't it.

main thing is that it's still balanced

wolfpack0735
03-05-2006, 07:11 PM
queen carl new we were going to be hard up probably a year or two ago. he was hoping for a new cba to save his @ss. he spent money on junk players hoping for the best and a super bowl before dickie retired. it didnt work,now it`s time to pay up.

VonneMarie
03-05-2006, 07:49 PM
It's starting...

Raiders | Team releases Collins
Sun, 5 Mar 2006 17:23:26 -0800

Janie McCauley, of the Associated Press, reports the Oakland Raiders released QB Kerry Collins in a move to get them below the salary cap by Sunday night's deadline, March 5. By cutting Collins, the Raiders will save $9.2 million against the salary cap once bonuses are factored into the figures.

chefsos
03-05-2006, 08:48 PM
Remember the revision of the revision of the revised deadline? Well, forget it. The dance continues.

NFL | League delays waiver deadline
Sun, 5 Mar 2006 18:26:47 -0800

ESPNews reports the NFL has extended the waiver deadline to 11:30 p.m. ET Sunday, March 5.

tk13
03-05-2006, 08:49 PM
Remember the revision of the revision of the revised deadline? Well, forget it. The dance continues.

NFL | League delays waiver deadline
Sun, 5 Mar 2006 18:26:47 -0800

ESPNews reports the NFL has extended the waiver deadline to 11:30 p.m. ET Sunday, March 5.
That doesn't mean they're talking necessarily, could just mean this has been sprung on them again and teams want more time to make cuts.

CoMoChief
03-05-2006, 08:53 PM
This CBA thing is getting way outa hand here. They keep re-setting deadlines, but they both want to get something done so it just seems that theres no reason to set a deadline if all there gonna do is delay the thing.

chefsos
03-05-2006, 08:55 PM
That doesn't mean they're talking necessarily, could just mean this has been sprung on them again and teams want more time to make cuts.
To tell you the truth, I can't remember who's talking to whom anymore. It's the seventh grade again.

cdcox
03-05-2006, 09:10 PM
That doesn't mean they're talking necessarily, could just mean this has been sprung on them again and teams want more time to make cuts.

Yup. Talking is over for now. Cuts will come at 11:30 and free agency will come tomorrow. Right now '07 is uncapped. I guess both sides could agree to change that later.